Ferry suffered technical issue
The ferry service between Powell River and Comox has been cancelled on Feb 18, 2019, as the "Salish Eagle" was experiencing a problem with it’s right angle drive. The following sailings have been cancelled. 3:25 pm departing Little River; 5:15 pm departing Powell River: 7:10 pm departing Little River: 8:45 pm departing Powell River. All morning sailings were cancelled as well. An alternate route of travel is available via Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, Horseshoe Bay to Langdale and Earls Cove to Saltery Bay.
Ferry lost anchor and chain during drill
The "Salish Eagle" suffered problems with its No. 2 anchor on the sea bottom while carrying out anchor drills in US waters in position 48 59.14 N, 123 06.76 W, on Jan 6, 2019, at 4.35 p.m. The vessel disconnected its anchor and chain and proceeded to the Deas Dock, Richmond, British Columbia.
New BC ferry arrived in Victoria after voyage of more than 10.000 miles
A journey that has stretched more than 10,000 nautical miles from Poland to British Columbia ended in Victoria on March 20 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 the Polish shipyard for the journey across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Panama Canal to B.C. The sister ship, the "Salish Orca", was already in B.C. and was slated to begin work on the Comox-Powell River route in April, while the "Salish 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. Report with photo: http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/bc-ferries-new-salish-eagle-vessel-docks-at-ogden-point-1.3332683Upload News