Latest Salish-class ferry enters operation for BC Ferries

Photo: John Andersen/
Photo: John Andersen/

The second Salish-class vessel, Salish Eagle, into service yesterday with a small public event on board the 09:10 and 10:50 inaugural sailings from Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands.

Salish Eagle is the second of three new Salish-class vessels that are dual-fuel and capable of operating on either natural gas or ultra-low sulphur marine diesel.

BC Ferries projects that its use of natural gas for these vessels will result in the reduction of an estimated 9,000  tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, the same as taking approximately 1,900 passenger vehicles off the road annually.

Passenger amenities on board Salish Eagle include a café, gift shop, lounge seating with panoramic views, childrens’ play area, spacious outdoor seating on an open sundeck, a pet area and elevators.

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