Ferry suffered ramp malfunction
Passengers on the "Spirit of Vancouver Island" were trapped on board in Swartz Bay after a mechanical issue in the afternoon of Aug 10, 2019. The starboard ramp malfunctioned on the ship. Both the 11 a.m. sailing departing Swartz Bay and the 1 p.m. sailing departing Tsawwassen were cancelled due to the upper car deck visor door not opening. The ferry had to depart the berth and reverse in to offload vehicles,. Passengers stuck on the ferry left Tsawwassen at 9:04 a.m. and did not get off the boat until just after 1 p.m. People who had reservations were accommodated on the next available sailing.
SPIRIT OF VANCOUVER ISLAND back home after mid-life upgrade and conversion to LNG
BC Ferries’ SPIRIT OF VANCOUVER ISLAND arrived back home today, 3 April, at the ferry operator’s maintenance facility in Richmond following her mid-life upgrade and conversion to dual fuel operation at Poland’s Remontowa Shiprepair in Gdansk.
Spirit of Vancouver Island converted to LNG
Spirit of Vancouver Island owned by BC Ferries, has been converted at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard SA. On 28 February 2019 the ferry departed from the yard following the completion of a mid-life upgrade (MLU), the shipyard says in a press release. The Spirit of Vancouver Island ferry entered Remontowa SA on October 15, 2018. She has undergone modernization, upgrade and machinery conversion completed in February 2019. Then the ship began her voyage across the Atlantic, the Panama Canal and a passage along the west coast of North America to Richmond in Canada.Upload News