BC Ferries names new Island class vessels ‘Island Discovery’, ‘Island Aurora’

BC Ferries names new Island class vessels 'Island Discovery', 'Island Aurora'
Island Discovery, one of two Island class ferries named and christened by BC Ferries.

BC Ferries’ two brand new hybrid-powered vessels now have been officially named.

The newly named Island Discovery and Island Aurora will enter service later this year.

The ships will be used on the Powell River – Texada Island and the Port McNeill – Alert Bay – Sointula routes.

Both are designed to carry up to 47 vehicles and 450 passengers.

The ships will be the first BC Ferries to use hybrid diesel-electric power, with the ability to convert to full-electric power once the necessary shore infrastructure is in place.

The company says in a release the names were selected with community input and to celebrate the beauty of the journey and its connection to coastal communities the ferries will serve.


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