Northern Sea Wolf Enters Service on Central Coast Route

Northern Sea Wolf Enters Service on Central Coast Route

Vessel takes over from Nimpkish on May 18, begins direct route on June 3   BC Ferries confirmed yesterday the Northern Sea Wolf begins service on the Central Coast route on May 18 after successfully completing its …
May 15, 2019 /  Vessels
Seaspan and BC Ferries celebrate the success of the Baynes Sound Connector

Seaspan and BC Ferries celebrate the success of the Baynes Sound Connector

The cable ferry connecting Denman Island and Buckley Bay was built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) celebrates the third successful year of service of the Baynes …
May 10, 2019 /  Vessels
BC Ferries celebrated Earth Day with the return of the Spirit of Vancouver Island

BC Ferries celebrated Earth Day with the return of the Spirit of Vancouver Island

Vessel returns to service after a mid-life upgrade including a conversion to natural gas Just in time for Earth Day, the Spirit of Vancouver Island (see also CruiseMapper) returned to service last Thursday (Apr 18) …
Apr 22, 2019 /  Vessels
Damen launches two road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries

Damen launches two road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries

In the space of just a few weeks, two, 81-metre road ferries for the Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries have been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati and are now being fitted out ahead of entering service next year. Once …
Apr 17, 2019 /  Vessels
BC Ferries wins award for converting The Spirit of British Columbia to LNG

BC Ferries wins award for converting The Spirit of British Columbia to LNG

BC Ferries has won the Shippax Retrofit Award for completing the conversion of a large passenger ferry from diesel to liquefied natural gas (LNG). The award, received last month at the Shippax Ferry Conference, …
Apr 4, 2019 /  Vessels
BC Ferries-owned Spirit of Vancouver Island converted to LNG

BC Ferries-owned Spirit of Vancouver Island converted to LNG

Spirit of Vancouver Island (see also CruiseMapper) owned by BC Ferries, has been converted at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard SA. On 28 February 2019 the ferry departed from the yard following the completion of a mid-life …
Mar 14, 2019 /  Vessels
BC Ferries launches engagement on new major vessels

BC Ferries launches engagement on new major vessels

Replacement of four ferries provides opportunity for community input BC Ferries will be building up to five new ferries to replace four existing vessels and invites customers and communities to join conversations about …
Mar 13, 2019 /  Curious
BC Ferries to spend $57 million with BC-based Marine Services

BC Ferries to spend $57 million with BC-based Marine Services

Company has spent $1 billion at local shipyards over the past decade BC Ferries annual vessel maintenance season is well underway and the company is poised to spend $57 million in British Columbia with various marine …
Dec 20, 2018 /  Vessels
BC Ferries encourages B.C. and Canadian Shipyards to respond to requests for expressions of interest to build five vessels

BC Ferries encourages B.C. and Canadian Shipyards to respond to requests for expressions of interest to build five vessels

BC Ferries issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) Friday (Oct 05) for the procurement of five new major vessels. The competitive bidding process is open to local, national and international shipyards, …
Oct 8, 2018 /  Curious
BC Ferries confirms Port Hardy - Bella Coola direct service to operate September 16 to October 11

BC Ferries confirms Port Hardy - Bella Coola direct service to operate September 16 to October 11

The introduction of the direct service between Port Hardy and Bella Coola that BC Ferries intended to begin on June 19, later delayed to July 20, will now begin on September 16. This delay is a result of the uncertain …
Jul 12, 2018 /  Vessels