BC Ferries orders four additional 81-metre Ro-Paxes from Damen

BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group with a repeat order of four additional 81-metre diesel-electric hybrid ferries in a series.

The new ferries follow two such vessels that BC Ferries ordered from Damen back in 2017 and that are currently operating in Canada as the Island-class.

The four new vessels will have capacity to carry 300 passengers and crew as well as 47 cars.

The first two vessels of this recent order are being transported aboard a semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania and are due to arrive in Canada at the end of December 2019.

The four new ferries will provide inter-island services between Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

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