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A new dual-fuel vessel for BC Ferries

July 3, 2017

BC Ferries welcomed its second Salish Class vessel, the Salish Eagle, into service at the end of June. The Salish Eagle, which operates on the Tsawwassen–Southern Gulf Islands route, is the second of three new Salish Class vessels that are capable of operating on either natural gas or ultra-low sulphur marine diesel. BC Ferries’ use of natural gas for these dual-fuel vessels will result in the reduction of an estimated 9,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year – the same as taking approximately 1,900 passenger vehicles off the road annually.