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Where's Island 4 and 5 ?


BC Ferries’ fourth and fifth Island Class ferries are now on their way to British Columbia. Island 4
departed Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on June 7th, Island 5 on July 30th.

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.


Watch the June 22nd Panama Canal timelapse videos of Island 3 ....


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2021 August 4th - BC Ferries - BBC Ferries’ fifth Island Class vessel begins transatlantic voyage bound for Victoria ..... more news

July 30th: Tracking The Ocean Cleanup which is now 1,483 KMs from Victoria, headed for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch


Checks position every 60 minutes, last checked August 05 at 07:12 am


Island 3 Island 4 Island 5

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Timelapse - June 22nd - Island 3 in Panama Canal (Gatun lock)

Timelapse - June 22nd - Island 3 in Panama Canal (Miraflores lock)


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 July 21 - BC Ferries - BC Ferries' third hybrid electric Island Class ferry expected to arrive tomorrow


2021 July 21 - Times Colonist - Third Island-class ferry to arrive in Victoria on Thursday


2021 June 25 - KRBD Community Radio - Two former Alaska state ferries start their journey to Spain with loading onto transport ship Red Zed I


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


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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