BC Ferries' new Salish Eagle vessel docks at Ogden Point
BC Ferries' new Salish Eagle vessel docked at Ogden Point in Victoria, 38 days after leaving a Polish shipyard. March 20, 2017. (CTV Vancouver Island)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 11:59AM PDT
A journey that has stretched more than 10,000 nautical miles from Poland to British Columbia ends today in Victoria with the arrival of the Salish Eagle, the second of three new BC ferries.
The ship docked at Ogden Point in Victoria, 38 days after leaving a Polish shipyard for the journey across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Panama Canal to B.C.
The Eagle's sister ship, the Salish Orca, is already in B.C. and is slated to begin work on the Comox-Powell River route next month, while the Eagle will enter service on the southern Gulf Islands route by the end of June.
The two vessels, and the Salish Raven, which is still under construction in Poland, can run on either LNG or diesel, which BC Ferries says will provide both financial and environmental benefits.