Schottel delivers propulsion units for BC Ferries battery hybrids

Spay, Germany, headquartered Schottel has delivered propulsion units for two 81 meter road ferries under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, for Canada’s BC Ferries. Each will be equipped with two high-efficiency

Rescue boat fell during drill because it was incorrectly secured

In an investigation report (M18P0087) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada found that incorrect securement led to the 2018 uncontrolled fall of a rescue boat from the passenger ferry Queen

Damen Galati launches two for BC Ferries

Damen’s Galati, Romania, shipyard has launched two 81 m road ferries for Canada’s BC Ferries. They are currently being fitted out and are set to enter service next year. Once operational they

BC Ferries plans to build five next gen ferries

BC Ferries is planning to build up to five new ferries that will replace four existing ships. The new ferries will potentially add capacity to the Metro Vancouver – Vancouver Island routes

VIDEO: BC Ferries eyes construction of five new double-enders

JULY 5, 2018 — BC Ferries is planning to build five new double-nded ferries to replace its C-Class ships: Queen of Alberni, Queen of Coquitlam, Queen of Cowichan, Queen of Oak Bay

First BC Ferries Spirit class ship completes LNG conversion

JUNE 11, 2018 — The Spirit of British Columbia, one of BC Ferries’ two largest vessels, has returned to service following the completion of a mid-life upgrade that included conversion to operation

Canada adds another LNG-fueled ferry

JUNE 14, 2017—While the U.S. has yet to add an LNG-fueled ferry to its fleet, Canada continues to build its credentials. The latest is the Salish Raven, the third of three dual

Damen Galati to build two hybrids for BC Ferries

JUNE 7, 2017  — BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract to build what it calls “two new minor class vessels” that are scheduled to go into service in 2020.

VIDEO: BC Ferries’ third LNG fueled ferry heads for Canada

APRIL 29, 2017 — BC Ferries reports that Salish Raven, the third and final Salish Class LNG dual fuel vessel, is on its way from Remontowa Shipbuilding’s Gdansk, Poland, shipyard. The vessel

VIDEO: First of LNG fueled ferry trio arrives in BC

JANUARY 12, 2017 — Salish Orca, the first of three new LNG-fueled Salish Class vessels built for BC Ferries, arrived in British Columbia yesterday after a 50-day 10,440 nautical mile journey from