BC Ferries’ newest hybrid electric ship prepares for final leg of journey to Vancouver Island

Island 5 departs Romania bound for B.C. earlier this year. || BC Ferries photo.
Latest Oceanside News
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

BC Ferries’ fifth Island Class hybrid electric ship passed through the Panama Canal over the weekend and is expected to arrive in B.C. by late September. 

The vessel, temporarily named Island 5, departed Romania on July 31. BC Ferries said it will take ownership of the ship upon final inspection at Point Hope Maritime in Victoria.

The new vessel will enter service next year and will help provide two-ship service on the Nanaimo Harbour – Gabriola Island route.

The Island Class are battery equipped ships designed for full electric operation. They are fitted with hybrid technology that bridges the gap until shore charging infrastructure becomes available. The design of the new vessels reduces underwater radiated noise and lowers emissions, according to BC Ferries.

To follow the ship’s journey and track its progress including course, position and speed, visit vesselfinder.com and search for Island 5.

Oceanside News Parksville Qualicum Beach
Please help share this story and Oceanside News:
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Comments

Oceanside News on Facebook

Keep up with the Latest Buzz

Soon we’ll be launching an Oceanside News email edition. 

“Bee” the first to know about it by signing up below:

We value your privacy. Your email address will not be shared with 3rd parties and you can unsubscribe at any time.