Damen launches third Island-class Ro-Pax for BC Ferries

Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania has launched the third of four Island-class hybrid electric Ro-Pax vessels slated for BC Ferries.

Work will continue on the new ship until scheduled sea trials in February 2021. Following successful sea trials, the vessel will make its way to Point Hope Maritime in Victoria in summer 2021 for final preparations.

The yet unnamed ferry will begin service on the Campbell River-Quadra Island route in 2022, replacing the existing vessel Powell River Queen.

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