B.C. Ferries’ second of three new Salish Class vessels is bound for British Columbia waters.
The Transatlantic voyage, beginning in Poland on February 11, 2017, will take approximately 45-55 days.
B.C. Ferries’ President and CEO, Mike Corrigan says the company plans to operate the ship on natural gas, improving its environmental foot print.
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“We are looking forward to introducing all three new Salish Class vessels into service this year, which will serve British Columbians for decades to come,” reads a press release.
The dual-fuel vessel is expected to arrive in April before its scheduled service in the Southern Gulf Islands this summer.
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While B.C. Ferries staff will be on board periodically throughout the journey, the company says it will take responsibility once it arrives in B.C. waters.
Artwork designed by Stz’uminus First Nation’s John Marston will be applied on the ship upon arrival due to weather conditions in Poland.