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LNG dual-fuel ferry to commence service

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BC Ferries has announced that the Salish Eagle – the second of the company’s three LNG dual-fuel Salish Class vessels – will officially commence service on 21 June 2017.

The vessel will operate on the Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands route in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada. It is 107 m long and has a service speed of 15.5 knots. It is capable of accommodating approximately 145 vehicles and up to 600 passengers and crew. It also features two marine evacuation systems with life rafts, smoke and natural gas detection alarms and state-of-the-art fire suppression systems.

All three of the Salish Class vessels – Salish Eagle, Salish Orca and Salish Raven – were named to honour the Coast Salish people as the original mariners of the Salish Sea. Each vessel features the artwork of a different First Nations artist.

The President and CEO of BC Ferries, Mark Collins, said: “After the successful introduction of Salish Orca in mid-May, we are very excited to introduce our second new ship, Salish Eagle, into service for our Southern Gulf Islands customers.

“This vessel will provide our customers safe and reliable service for years to come, and we look forward to its additional environmental and cost-saving benefits as well.”

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