Naming ceremony for BC Ferries newest ships.
A ceremony was held at Remontowa Shipbuilding in Gdansk, Poland today to name the two newest vessels in the BC Ferries fleet.
The Salish Eagle and Salish Raven were christened according to maritime tradition with the customary breaking of a champagne bottle on each hull.
The Salish-Class vessels will be fueled by natural gas and will carry 145 vehicles and up to 600 passengers and crew.
These two vessels are slated to arrive in BC by spring of 2017 and will provide service to the Southern Gulf Islands.
The first Salish-class vessel, the Salish Orca will be in our waters by the end of this year.