Northern Sea Wolf to Cover Central Coast route

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 16, 2019

The Northern Sea Wolf while conducting sea trials.

The Northern Sea Wolf while conducting sea trials.

The new ferry between Bella Coola and Port Hardy will be starting up on Saturday, said the British Columbia Ferry Services Inc (BC Ferries)

According to a news release , the Northern Sea Wolf will begin service on the Central Coast route on May 18, after finishing sea trials and dock fits during April and May.

Built in 2000, the vessel was bought in Greece in 2017 after the province announced it was reviving the route that had been cancelled in 2013.

The corporation says the Northern Sea Wolf has finished sea trials and dock fits successfully in April and May in Port Hardy, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Shearwater and Ocean Falls.

On May 3, the Northern Sea Wolf left BC Ferries’ refit facility in Richmond and headed north to conduct dock trials at the ports it will serve (Port Hardy, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Shearwater and Ocean Falls).

As the ship conducted dock trials in Bella Bella, Shearwater and Ocean Falls, BC Ferries welcomed local residents on board to check out the new vessel that will provide year-round service to their communities.

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