(BC Ferries)

BC Ferries’ sixth vessel in the Island Class series will arrive in Victoria tomorrow.

The Island Class fleet features battery-equipped ships designed for future full electric operation. The design of the new vessels also reduces underwater radiated noise and lowers emissions. 

The new ship, temporarily named Island 6, departed Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on October 11th. 

Tomorrow, it will arrive in Victoria, completing a 72-day transoceanic journey to Victoria. 

Once arrived, the vessel will transit to Point Hope Maritime.

The vessel will be able to be spotted sailing around southern Vancouver Island into Victoria’s Upper Harbour from Dallas Road, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Songhees Walkway, Wharf Street, the Johnson Street Bridge and more. 

Once final inspection has been completed, BC Ferries will take ownership of the vessel and unveil the official name of the ship.

The ferry will be welcomed into service next year, on route between Nanaimo Harbour and Gabriola Island.

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