Monday, April 11, 2016

Surplus Ferry Sold To Lady Rose Marine Services

MV Tenaka sold to Port Alberni Company

VICTORIA — BC Ferries announced today the company has sold the 52 year-old MV Tenaka to Lady Rose Marine Services of Port Alberni, B.C. following a competitive bidding process.

The 43-metre MV Tenaka was built in 1964 at Victoria Machinery Depot, and accommodates 24 vehicles and 100 passengers and crew. The vessel primarily serviced the Quadra Island – Cortes Island route and last sailed in the fleet in December of 2014. 

Lady Rose Marine Services will take possession of the vessel in mid-May and after they conduct a drydock and maintenance period, they intend to put the vessel into service by the end of this year, providing passenger and freight service from the Alberni Inlet. 

“Our company has been in business for over 70 years providing passenger and freight service from the Alberni Inlet to Bamfield and Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island,” said Mike Surrell, owner of Lady Rose Marine Services. “With the acquisition of the MV Tenaka, we will continue to be the biggest tourism operator in Port Alberni employing local staff and supporting local businesses.” 

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