On Tuesday, the 6th vessel in BC Ferries’ Island Class fleet arrived in Victoria after completing a 72-day transoceanic journey.
The new ship, temporarily named Island 6, departed Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on October 11th and has now arrived in Victoria.
Upon arrival, the ship could be seen sailing around southern Vancouver Island into Victoria’s Upper Harbour from Dallas Road, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Songhees Walkway, Wharf Street, and the Johnson Street Bridge.
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.
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.
You can watch the video below: