2 of BC Ferries newest vessels now have names. 3 Salish-class vessels are currently being constructed, including the Salish Orca, which will take over on the Comox – Powell River route.
VP of Engineering Services, Mark Wilson says the vessels are being constructed as part of the corporation’s fleet renewal program.
Wilson says when the vessel arrives they’ll go through an intensive training process.
The Salish Orca is expected to be in BC by the end of the year and will be on the Comox – Powell River run in 2017.