Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Three BC Ferries For Sale


VICTORIA – With the decommissioning of the Queen of Prince Rupert from its fleet yesterday, BC Ferries announced that three surplus vessels are now currently for sale.

The Queen of Vancouver, Queen of Saanich and Queen of Prince Rupert are all being offered for sale. The vessels range in age from 43 to 47 years old.

Last year, three new Coastal Class vessels joined the fleet. This year the MV Island Sky, an intermediate size ship entered service in February and the Northern Expedition, a 600-passenger northern ship will enter service next month. These new ships allow for the retirement of some of BC Ferries’ older vessels.

“These ships have served our passengers well for over four decades. We are pleased to welcome new state-of-the-art ships with enhanced customer amenities and modern technological and safety features to our fleet,” said David L. Hahn, BC Ferries’ President and CEO. “At the same time, we recognize the many years of outstanding service that were provided by the Queen of Vancouver, Queen of Saanich and Queen of Prince Rupert.”

BC Ferries is seeking expressions of interest from prospective buyers. Market demand will dictate the price. Prospective buyers should contact BC Ferries immediately at


1 comment:

  1. In simple terms....we should buy these old ships for scrap prices and then convert them into voluntary treatment centers for the achohol and drug addicted people who want to get of drugs and join the residents of BC as a recovered addict who now has trained skills in a trade or specialty of their choice.
    These vessels are complete in every way to support A TREATMENT PROGRAMME ON WATER.
    Ray Howard


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