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Where's Island 3 and 4 ?


BC Ferries’ third and fourth Island Class ferries are now on their way to British Columbia. Island 3
departed Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania in the early morning of May 19, local time.

The yet-to-be named ferries will make the transatlantic voyage under their own power in
approximately 60 days, depending on weather. The approximately 19,800 KM journey
will include two stops for refuelling, first in Tenerife, Canary Islands then in Balboa, Panama
after transiting the Panama Canal. The vessels will sail up the west coast of North America,
arriving at Point Hope Maritime in Victoria, B.C.


Island 4 tracking has been added, you can switch the ship view with the side buttons.


Island 4 is stopped in Cartagena, Spain for repairs to one of her engines/thrusters.


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2021 June 17 - Campbell River Mirror - BC Ferries newest vessel having mechanical issues in Mediterranean ..... more news



Checks position every 30 minutes, last checked June 22 at 00:45 am


Island 3 - Underway - Destination - 41 km to Atlantic Anchorage, Panama Canal


Island 3 - Last Reported Position: 3 minutes ago
Depart Days Distance Speed in Knots
Last KMs Last Max Avg
2020:05:19 34.0 6.8 10,793 7.0 13.4 8.44
Wind 4 knots from the S (169°), air temp 27°C
Maximum reported wind speed: 29 knots


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Wind forecast for Island 3 position at 9.82667, -79.48666


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Island 4 - Moored - Destination - 1,082 km to Tenerife, Canary Islands


Island 4 - Last Reported Position: 3 minutes ago
Depart Days Distance Speed in Knots
Last KMs Last Max Avg
2020:06:07 14.2 1.6 3,722 0.1 13.5 7.37
Wind 8 knots from the NW (337°), air temp 18°C
Maximum reported wind speed: 20 knots


Wind forecast for Island 4 position at 37.56494, -0.97687


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BC Ferries' third Island Class ferry departs shipyard bound for B.C.




The small Salish 3 is crossing the Atlantic - here's how the previous Island Class ferries did it .....




Two Salish class ferries being loaded aboard the heavy lift ship Sun Rise in Romania.
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2021 June 17 - Times Colonist - New Island-class ferry to stop for repairs in Spain en route to Victoria


2021 June 11 - Times Colonist - Public asked to comment on electrification plans for Island-class ferries


2021 June 10 - Times Colonist - Fourth Island-class ferry on its way to new home in B.C.


2021 June 9 - CTV News - BC Ferries' 4th hybrid-electric ferry on its way to Victoria


2021 May 26 - Campbell River Mirror - Vancouver Island website tracks progress of
Island-Class ferry and other vessels.


2021 May 24 - Peninsula News - New BC ferry begins voyage across the pacific.


2021 May 20 - Times Colonist - Third Island-class ferry on its way to B.C.


2021 May 19 - Campbell River Mirror - New ferry for Campbell River – Quadra Island on its way under its own power.


2021 May 19 - CHEK News - BC Ferries’ third Island Class ferry making journey across Atlantic to B.C.



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