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26 May 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:25 GMT+2

February 4, 2020

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Today at the Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyard, the cutting of the first ferry iron ordered by BC Ferries

The new ship will enter operation in 2022

Today at the Polish shipyard Remontowa Shipbuilding will be held cutting the first sheet of the new ferry ordered in the recent days from bc Ferries, which will be the fourth "Salish" class commissioned by the company Canadian navigation. The new ship, which will be the twin of the three units of the same class built by the plant Poland in 2016, will be powered by liquefied natural gas, will be delivered in 2021 and will enter into operation in 2022 in the Southern Gulf Islands, replacing the Mayne Queen and alongside the Queen of Cumberland.

The new ferry, which is 107 metres long, will have 150 cars and almost 600 passengers. The overall investment faced by BC Ferries for this new 92.3 million Canadian dollars (70 million U.S. dollars).


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