Salish Heron, which carries 138 vehicles and up to 600 passengers, will operate in the Southern Gulf Islands, according to a media release by BC Ferries.
BC Ferries’ fourth and final Salish class vessel transited the Panama Canal over the weekend on its way home from a Polish shipyard.
BC Ferries announced it will add 167 extra sailings in anticipation of increased demand this holiday season.
The vessel, temporarily named Island 6, transited the Panama Canal on Nov. 18 — it departed a Romanian shipyard in October, according to a release from BC Ferries.
Without the $60 million Safe Restart Funding, first quarter revenues would have been $169.2 million and net losses would have been $55.3 million, according to BC Ferries.
Ferry customers passing through the Tsawwassen terminal can use a detour via Highway 91 and the Alex Fraser Bridge, according to the province.
The yet-to-be named ferry will make the transatlantic voyage under its own power in approximately 60 days, depending on weather.

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