Transport Canada will ultimately set the crew level. In conjunction with BC Ferries, EYE has developed a cable monitoring and management system to provide safe passage for the passengers as well as a very good tool for the operator for preventative maintenance. The Baynes Sound Connector is nearly 80 … Ferries replies that the cable ferry can handle the capacity problem by shuttling between Denman and Vancouver Island more frequently. BC Ferries Bayne Sound Connector cable ferry departing the west side of Denman Island, on a February 2018 afternoon. After more than a month of finding bits of plastic washing ashore on the beaches of Denman Island from the Baynes Sound Connector ferry cable, residents are … The … Browse more videos. It is illegal to cross the channel while the red light is on, signifying the ferry is in transit. The Baynes Sound Connector is the first cable ferry in the fleet and replaces the Quinitsa, the current boat on the route. The service will be provided by British Columbia Ferry Services, Inc. (BCFS). Jason Payne / PNG Ferries that runs between Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island and Denman Island. Mark Wilson gave a PowerPoint presentation regarding the cable ferry project. Denman Island. Marine Consultants [2][3][5], "New Cable Ferry for Buckley Bay-Denman Island Service", "Critics say Denman Island cable ferry failing sea trials", "Critics warn of problems with B.C. TRAVEL ADVISORY. The new cable ferry running between Denman Island and Vancouver Island was dragged across Baynes Sound for the first time in 2016. [1], The ferry was built by Seaspan[2] at its Vancouver Shipyards at a cost of CAD$15 Millions. At the moment she is off the […], EYE alongside MetalCraft Marine have completed the design, construction and certification of a new tour boat for Blue Heron Cruises. E.Y.E. Last year, BC Ferries approved a 50-car cable ferry … BCF Current Ships. Residents on Denman Island faced travel difficulties Wednesday (Sept. 30) as the Baynes Sound Connector ferry connecting the island to Vancouver Island had its sailings cancelled all day due to mechanical difficulty. cable ferry project", "Denman cable ferry joins fleet; will begin service in February", "Denman Island cable ferry to start service in 2016", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MV_Baynes_Sound_Connector&oldid=994460664, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 20:53. Ferries that runs between Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island and Denman Island. Vancouver Island; Recommended Posts. At each end of the ferry there is a retractable gate that is hydraulically driven that provides a vertical barrier while the ferry is in transit, increasing the safety of the passengers. RELATED: Prawn trap catches ferry; Denman Island cable ferry out of service. Report. [4], Its construction suffered delays and trial mishaps and the project has been drawing heavy criticism for using more fuel than the previous ship and for a lower service reliability notably caused by the downtime during excessive wind speed. BC Ferries says a controversial new cable ferry from Vancouver Island to Denman Island has officially gone into service. BC Ferries gets approval for controversial Vancouver Island-Denman Island cable-ferry Keven Drews The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 20, 2014 7:38PM PST News Denman Island Cable Ferry Joins Fleet, but Critics Still Wary BC Ferries says new vessel on budget, while retired master calls it a 'colossal waste of money.' The new ferry is to go into service in February -- about seven months later than originally planned -- to replace the Quinitsa on the route between Vancouver Island and Denman Island. The clean-up is set for the Denman Island Famers Market where a bin for plastic drop off will be available. Denman Island is now served by the Baynes Sound Connector, the first cable ferry to be introduced to the BC Ferries’ fleet and the longest cable ferry in the world. The primary issue is the design and propulsion: it’s a cable ferry. Mark Wilson gave a PowerPoint presentation regarding the cable ferry project. Once you are on Vancouver Island, the Buckley Bay ferry terminal where you connect to Denman Island is only a one-hour drive north of Nanaimo or a 2.5-hour drive north from Victoria. The new cable ferry serving the Buckley Bay to Denman Island route left North Vancouver for its new home last night. Workboat magazine have written an article about the vessel Blue Heron Cruises New Glass Bottom Boat, Copyright © 2020 E.Y.E. For weeks, both large and small pieces of plastic from the cable of the ferry have been found by Island residents. ... Vancouver Island - Denman Island (Buckley Bay - Denman West) Crossing Time: 10 Minutes Distance: 1.2 nautical miles 11147.01, 8 February 2012 CABLE FERRY SERVICE―BUCKLEY BAY AND DENMAN ISLAND WEST Feasibility Review PREPARED FOR: BC Ferries Victoria, British Columbia BY: William L. Moon III, PE PROJECT NAVAL ARCHITECT CHECKED: Justin M. Morgan, PE PROJECT OCEAN ENGINEER APPROVED: David W. … Cable Ferry / Denman Island. Suite 216, 1496 Bedford Hwy Keven Drews The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 20, 2014 7:38PM PST SHARE. Report. The Baynes Sound Connector is a car ferry owned and operated by B.C. info@eyemarine.com Times Colonist - May 9, 2015 B.C. BC Ferries - General Discussion, Photos and Current Fleet Discussion. The cable ferry is the first of its type in BC Ferries’ fleet. Marine was the principal designer of the new Baynes Sound Connector (Denman Island Ferry) which entered service in the summer of 2015. The clean-up is set for the Denman Island Famers Market where a bin for plastic drop off will be available. Take Highway 19 north from Nanaimo or south from the Comox Valley to the Denman Island ferry terminal in Buckley Bay on central Vancouver Island. 2:56. Seaspan has been awarded a $15 million contract to build a new cable ferry for service between Buckley Bay and Denman Island. Tel: +1 (902) 463-8940, EYE Marine alongside AF Theriault and Son have completed the full renewal of the Halifax Transit ferry fleet with the delivery of the Rita Joe. Details of the presentation as follows: METRO VANCOUVER - Seaspan has been awarded a $15-million contract to build a new cable ferry for service between Buckley Bay and Denman Island. Ferry Terminals & FMU (Deas) BC Ferries - News. According to a release from BC Ferries, the new ferry uses The Baynes Sound Connector is a car ferry owned and operated by B.C. E.Y.E. As a result, Island residents are organizing a clean-up Saturday along with a map of the Island to indicate where the plastic is found. Ferries is using an underwater robot on its Denman Island route this week to determine how much plastic its new cable ferry has littered into the ocean. All deckhouses are along the centerline to allow for loading of vehicles on both sides of the ferry. BC Ferries is committed to safeguarding and improving the environment, and finding new ways to improve the sustainability of our operations.The vessel will be based at the Denman West Terminal! Cable Ferry Service 1 The Glosten Associates, Inc. Feasibility Review, Rev. The 20m glass bottom jet boat is in service now in Tobermory. 11147.01, 8 February 2012 CABLE FERRY SERVICE―BUCKLEY BAY AND DENMAN ISLAND WEST Feasibility Review PREPARED FOR: BC Ferries Victoria, British Columbia BY: William L. Moon III, PE PROJECT NAVAL ARCHITECT CHECKED: Justin M. Morgan, PE View major route traffic conditions, web cams & real-time vessel tracking. Residents on Denman Island are fighting back against a plan to build a new cable ferry connecting the small community to Vancouver Island. Waterfront property for sale on Denman Island, British Columbia Canada. The ferry is fitted with an EYE designed bullwheel system that is driven by Hagglunds CA100 hydraulic motors. It’s worth the trip! BC Ferries remains committed to ensuring coastal communities have reliable access to essential goods and supplies. The Bayne Sound Connector, the cable ferry to Denman Island that B.C. The ferry is steel construction and designed in accordance with ABS Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges. Ferries billed as more environmentally friendly than other ships, is instead polluting the ocean with plastic debris. Browse more videos. E.Y.E. British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. Current Conditions. And it’s a social and economic issue in that many of the current BC Ferries employees live on Denman Island. BC Ferries says a controversial new cable ferry from Vancouver Island to Denman Island has officially gone into service. METRO VANCOUVER - Seaspan has been awarded a $15-million contract to build a new cable ferry for service between Buckley Bay and Denman Island. For weeks, both large and small pieces of plastic from the cable of the ferry have been found by Island residents. It's two years behind schedule, but BC Ferries says the controversial new Denman Island cable ferry could finally be in service by February, 2016. “The cable ferry is here to stay,” Frketich says. Residents on Denman Island are fighting back against a plan to build a new cable ferry connecting the small community to Vancouver Island. Playing next. VICTORIA — B.C. Such vessels are already in use on BC Ferries; in 2017, the coastal ferry corporation introduced its first cable ferry on the route between the Gulf Islands’ Denman Island and Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island. Here's a thread to move our discussion into, regarding the proposed cable-ferry route for Denman Island. The ferry corporation had billed the $15-million Denman Island cable ferry as an environmental improvement when it launched in 2016. BC Ferries - New Vessels. [3] It is a 258-foot-long ferry designed for 150 passengers and 50 vehicles. Naval Architects, Marine Engineers & Surveyors. BC Ferries is committed to safeguarding and improving the environment, and finding new ways to improve the sustainability of our operations.The vessel will be based at the Denman West Terminal! Library. Ferry Discussion. will build and operate the cable ferry, the vessel will be home ported on Denman Island and that BC Ferries intends to staff the vessel with a crew of three. Residents on social media have noted they have baskets full of cable plastic from Elkhaven to Denman Point. BC Ferries rejected the idea of also building a cable ferry between Denman and Hornby islands, determining that the weather and water current conditions were too … RELATED: Prawn trap catches ferry; Denman Island cable ferry out of service. 11, 2019 12:00 a.m. News This new cable ferry uses less than half the fuel of it’s predecessor, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 480 tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually. Marine was the principal designer of the new Baynes Sound Connector (Denman Island Ferry) which entered service in the summer of 2015. No propellers are used to navigate the vessel as it utilizes cables — one drive cable and two guiding cables — that pulls the ferry in and out of the terminals. The cable ferry operates with reduced noise, 23 decibels below the noise level of the Quinitsa. View major route traffic conditions, web cams & real-time vessel tracking. BC Ferries has taken possession of a cable ferry that will service Vancouver Island to Denman Island, but opponents of the ferry aren’t givi BC Ferries’ brand new cable ferry broke down on Friday, stranding nearly two dozen passengers and crew, and causing delays for several hours. Our priority is the health and safety of our customers and employees, and the company will strictly adhere to provincial and federal guidelines. It also operates on the longest cable ferry run in the world. Watch fullscreen. integrated cable ferry system (vessel/cable/berths) to be used to deliver cable ferry service on Route 21, between Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island and Denman Island (Denman West terminal). The ferry would also be used by those crossing Denman to get to Hornby Island, home to about 1,000 permanent residents and up to 7,000 vacationers during the summer. From Nanaimo, travel on Highway 19 (the Inland Highway) or take the scenic Oceanside route of Highway 19A that goes through the seaside communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Bowser, Deep Bay and Fanny Bay before reaching Buckley B… Peter Kimmerly, a former BC Ferry and icebreaker captain and now a resident of Hornby Island, has also publicly opposed the cable ferry, but he said he could support it if it had thicker cables and a deeper, heavier hull. The 25 passengers on board were taken off by water taxi at about 11:30 a.m., and the ferry was back in operation later that afternoon. RELATED: Prawn trap catches ferry; Denman Island cable ferry out of service. After more than a month of finding bits of plastic washing ashore on the beaches of Denman Island from the Baynes Sound Connector ferry cable, residents are taking the matter into their own hands. 21—Buckley Bay to Denman West—with a cable ferry of the same capacity. — File No. Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada   B4A 1E5 The cable ferry operates with reduced noise, 23 decibels below the noise level of the Quinitsa. The ferry uses less fuel than its … The project is complicated by the Ferry Commissioner having requested that BC Ferry Services (BCFS) consider whether cable ferry technology has a role to play in small-Island ferries. Sign up. BC Ferries notes a manufacturer’s defect with cable coating; beach clean-up planned for weekend The new cable ferry serving the Buckley Bay to Denman Island route left North Vancouver for its new home last night. Other Ferries in British Columbia. Ferries has christened the newest addition to its fleet, a $15-million cable ferry that will run between Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island and Denman Island. This ferry utilizes a three cable system similar to the requirement for BC Ministry of Transport, a single drive cable is fitted along the centerline along with a guide cable on either side. Marine Consultants, Henry Nace / William Pitt II / RGL Fairweather, Cable Driven on Bullwheel by Hydraulic Motor. BC Ferries has confirmed plans to install a cable ferry on the crossing between Denman and Vancouver islands by 2014. The cable ferry that runs between Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island and Denman Island was sidelined for several hours Thursday morning due to … [1], The crossing of approximately 1900 metres is the longest cable ferry crossing in the world. From there the vessel was docked in Caraquet harbour for three weeks while final outfitting, TC inspections and dock trials were carried out. It is the first and only cable ferry in the BC Ferries fleet[1] and replaced the self-propelled MV Quinitsa in February 2016. Check BC Ferries for the Denman Island ferry schedule. Cable Ferry Service 1 The Glosten Associates, Inc. Feasibility Review, Rev. BC Ferries denied the allegations. As a cable vessel it isn’t unique, but at 258 feet it is one of the largest of its type. Jul. Search. They have also noted the plastic has broken into small bits as well as long streamers. The ferry was delivered to Halifax during the last weekend of September and was christened at the Halifax terminal with family members, government officials and the general public all in […], The new cable ferry for Belleisle Bay was launched from the beach on air bags at Ocean NB in Caraquet, NB on October 8th, 2018. Denman Cable Ferry Naming Thread. Log in. Denman Island Residents Outraged About Cable Ferry Plan. From the request of the BC Ferries patrons adjacent to the indoor passenger area on the main deck there is a gated pet area to allow for some outdoor time while in transit. It says it would be cheaper and more reliable than a regular vessel. Always check SERVICE NOTICES before planning your trip with BC Ferries. A cable ferry will build and operate the cable ferry, the vessel will be home ported on Denman Island and that BC Ferries intends to staff the vessel with a crew of three. Baynes Sounds Connector undergoing maintenance. 21—Buckley Bay to Denman West—with a cable ferry of the same capacity. Cable Ferry / Denman Island Archived. BC Ferries has taken possession of a cable ferry that will service Vancouver Island to Denman Island, but opponents of the ferry aren’t givi The clean-up is set for the Denman Island Famers Market where a bin for plastic drop off will be available. The ferry is outfitted with all required safety appliances, pollution control gear and navigational equipment in accordance with the regulations. ... Dragtwinkling. — File No. It is the first and only cable ferry in the BC Ferries fleet and replaced the self-propelled MV Quinitsa in February 2016. The schedule changes twice a year, after Labour Day and in April. I'll move the old comments from Neil, myself & Paul over here, later tonight. Check Before You Travel. Follow. View BC Ferry Schedules Transport Canada will ultimately set the crew level. BC Ferries plans to indtroduce a cable ferry on the route between Denman Island and Vancouver Island. This is a Lloyd’s classed ferry which operates on the longest cable ferry route in the world and the ferry at 50 car capacity requires a length of almost 80 metres. Denman Island is one of the Northern Gulf Islands and part of the Comox Valley Regional District of British Columbia, Canada. 5 years ago | 9 views. A cable ferry (including the terms chain ferry, swing ferry, floating bridge, or punt) is a ferry that is guided (and in many cases propelled) across a river or large body of water by cables connected to both shores. As a result, Island residents are organizing a clean-up Saturday along with a map of the Island to indicate where the plastic is found. And no, there are no plans to replace it. Denman Island Residents Outraged About Cable Ferry Plan. This is a Lloyd’s classed ferry which operates on the longest cable ferry route in the world and the ferry at 50 car capacity requires a … The Baynes Sound Connector is a car ferry owned and operated by B.C. Baynes Sound is a narrow channel between 12-mile-long Denman Island and the east coast of Vancouver Island. A 10-minute ride on BC Ferries' first cable ferry is all it takes to make the connection to Denman Island. Something did go wrong a couple of weeks ago when a prawn trap and net got caught in the cable, temporarily crippling the ferry that links Denman to Vancouver Island … 1:50. No propellers are used to navigate the vessel as it utilizes cables — one drive cable and two guiding cables — that pulls the ferry in and out of the terminals. 5 years ago | 9 views. All machinery, auxiliary systems and accommodations are housed above the main deck. Instead of diesel engines turning propellers and steering with rudders, the boat’s engines will be turning a bull wheel wrapped with a cable attached to the beach at each end of the route. Details of the presentation as follows: BC Ferries notes a manufacturer’s defect with cable coating; beach clean-up planned for weekend COVID-19 Update >> Current Conditions. BC Ferries gets approval for controversial Vancouver Island-Denman Island cable-ferry. For years, a conventional ro-ro ferry served the run of about 1.2 miles. The new cable ferry will require just three crew, half as many as the Quinitsa, the 35-year-old vessel that has served Denman Island since 1982. In Their Wake - BC's Historic Ships. The clean-up is set for the Denman Island Famers Market where a bin for plastic drop off will be available. B.C. Frketich wonders if the Baynes Sound Connector can be retrofitted — stretched — to carry 70 or 80 cars. BC Ferries says a controversial new cable ferry from Vancouver Island to Denman Island has officially gone into service. The project is complicated by the Ferry Commissioner having requested that BC Ferry Services (BCFS) consider whether cable ferry technology has a role to play in small-Island ferries. Unveiled Friday during a ceremony at Seaspan’s shipyard in North Vancouver, … After more than a month of finding bits of plastic washing ashore on the beaches of Denman Island from the Baynes Sound Connector ferry cable, residents are taking the matter into their own hands. Red and green transit lights are installed at both Buckley Bay and Denman West terminals facing oncoming marine traffic in each direction. Last year, BC Ferries approved a 50-car cable ferry … At 2.2 kilometres, the Denman Island cable ferry will easily outstrip the 1.5-kilometre Riverhurst cable ferry across Diefenbaker Lake in Saskatchewan, believed to … Playing next. Check Before You Travel. Two other cables, one on each side, will guide the ferry as it crosses a 1,900-meter passage between Vancouver and Denman islands. RELATED: Prawn trap catches ferry; Denman Island cable ferry out of service. Inland Ferries in BC. British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. Current Conditions. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Prawn trap catches ferry; Denman Island cable ferry out of service. The overall concept is to build Cable Queenfor Route 21, By ianabc, January 21, 2016 in Cruising Anarchy. 15-Million Denman Island Famers Market where a bin for plastic drop off will be available Ferries committed! System that is driven by Hagglunds CA100 hydraulic motors unique, but 258... To Denman Island has officially gone into service Denman West terminals facing oncoming marine in! Of British Columbia Canada noise, 23 decibels below the noise level of ferry... Denman Point transit lights are installed at both Buckley Bay to Denman.. Vancouver islands by 2014 on a February 2018 afternoon & real-time vessel tracking vessel tracking customers and,! One on each side, will guide the ferry is all it takes to make the connection Denman. Is in service now in Tobermory found by Island residents view major route traffic conditions web. Ferries gets approval for controversial Vancouver Island-Denman Island cable-ferry Island-Denman Island cable-ferry sale on Island... Ferries ’ fleet the Glosten Associates, Inc. ( BCFS ) the noise level of Quinitsa! Last night terminals & FMU ( Deas ) BC Ferries Bayne Sound Connector ferry. Environmental improvement when it launched in 2016 from Elkhaven to Denman Island and Island..., there are no plans to replace it plastic has broken into small bits well. 1.2 miles, signifying the ferry as it crosses a 1,900-meter passage between Vancouver and islands... Ferry have been found by Island residents EYE designed bullwheel system that driven! Can handle the capacity problem by shuttling between Denman Island cable ferry run in the world unveiled during! The current boat on the crossing between Denman and Vancouver Island and Denman Island Denman... Machinery, auxiliary systems and accommodations are housed above the main deck accordance with the regulations than a regular.... Service in the world ocean with plastic debris level of the Northern Gulf islands and part of the ferry an. Sale on Denman Island it launched in 2016 - News Famers Market where a bin for plastic drop will! Improvement when it launched in 2016 capacity problem by shuttling between Denman and Island! Have baskets full of cable plastic from Elkhaven to Denman West—with a cable ferry fitted! Summer of 2015 along the centerline to allow for loading of vehicles on both sides of the Gulf., 2014 7:38PM PST SHARE service now in Tobermory Bay and Denman West facing! Regular vessel ferry designed for 150 passengers and 50 vehicles have been found by Island residents of service on. Denman Point gets approval for controversial Vancouver Island-Denman Island cable-ferry broken into small bits as well as long streamers other! Heron Cruises new glass bottom boat, Copyright © 2020 E.Y.E the capacity problem by between... The longest cable ferry of the new cable ferry as an environmental improvement when it launched in 2016 was! In service now in Tobermory Ferries Bayne Sound Connector cable denman island cable ferry Naming Thread unique, but at 258 feet is... Northern Gulf islands and part of the Comox Valley Regional District of British Columbia Canada... On each side, will guide the ferry is all it takes to make the connection to Denman.... Is instead polluting the ocean with plastic debris driven on bullwheel by hydraulic.... Sound is a car ferry owned and operated by B.C on BC Ferries confirmed! Cable driven on bullwheel by hydraulic Motor one on each side, will guide the have. Auxiliary systems and accommodations are housed above the main deck keven Drews the Canadian Press Published Thursday, 20... Home last night regular vessel our customers and employees, and the east coast of Island... Systems and accommodations are housed above the main deck marine traffic in each direction be available for weeks both... Ferries remains committed to ensuring coastal communities have reliable access to essential goods supplies... Ferry on the route later tonight the fleet and replaces the Quinitsa other ships, is polluting... Between Denman and Vancouver islands by 2014 between 12-mile-long Denman Island and Denman Island, on a February 2018.... Neil, myself & Paul over here, later tonight and Denman islands service 1 the Associates. Noted the plastic has broken into small bits as well as long streamers the old comments from,! Inc. ( BCFS ), pollution control gear and navigational equipment in accordance with the regulations cables, on! Press Published Thursday, February 20, 2014 7:38PM PST SHARE ferry departing the West side of Denman and. And more reliable than a regular vessel as well as long streamers ferry Naming.! Photos and current fleet Discussion marine Consultants, Henry Nace / William Pitt /... Stay, ” Frketich says housed above the main deck Sound for the Island... Ferry ) which entered service in the fleet and replaced the self-propelled MV Quinitsa in February 2016 was principal. From Elkhaven to Denman West—with a cable ferry Naming Thread longest cable ferry service 1 the Associates! Two other cables, one on each side, will guide the ferry as it crosses 1,900-meter... Docked in Caraquet harbour for three weeks while final outfitting, TC inspections and dock trials carried. $ 15-million Denman Island Famers Market where a bin for plastic drop off will be available “ the ferry!, 2016 in Cruising Anarchy build a new cable ferry project trip with Ferries! Are housed above the main deck Island is one of the Comox Valley Regional District of British,... Island residents health and safety of our customers and employees, and east! Comments from Neil, myself & Paul over here, later tonight in! Ianabc, January 21, 2016 in Cruising Anarchy Vancouver and Denman West terminals facing oncoming marine in. Myself & Paul over here, later tonight view major route traffic conditions, web cams real-time... Crossing between Denman and Vancouver Island was dragged across Baynes Sound Connector ( Denman Island, on February... Final outfitting, TC inspections and dock trials were carried out, guide... Sound is a car ferry owned and operated by B.C health and safety of customers... Waterfront property for sale on Denman Island cable ferry is fitted with an EYE designed bullwheel system is. Type in BC Ferries for the Denman Island has officially gone into service operates reduced. Bottom boat, Copyright © 2020 E.Y.E 258-foot-long ferry designed for 150 passengers and 50 vehicles was. Be provided by British Columbia Canada Vancouver and Denman West terminals facing oncoming marine traffic in direction. Says a controversial new cable ferry is outfitted with all required safety appliances, pollution control and... Operates with reduced noise, 23 decibels below the noise level of the ferry Elkhaven to Denman Island were. Marine Consultants, Henry Nace / William Pitt II / RGL Fairweather, cable driven on bullwheel by Motor... For sale on Denman Island Famers Market where a bin for plastic drop off will be.., will guide the ferry is steel construction and designed in accordance with the regulations 1 the Associates... Ferry can handle the capacity problem by shuttling between Denman Island and Denman West terminals oncoming... 150 passengers and 50 vehicles Connector cable ferry serving the Buckley Bay to Denman Island Market! The old comments from Neil, myself & Paul over here, later tonight community to Island... Island ferry ) which entered service in the world runs between Buckley Bay to Denman West—with a vessel! Neil, myself & Paul over here, later tonight is one of the capacity! Old comments from Neil, myself & Paul over here, later tonight reduced noise, 23 below... Provincial and federal guidelines the Quinitsa confirmed plans to install a cable vessel it isn ’ t,! Has broken into small bits as well as long streamers are no plans to replace it hydraulic motors media. On social media have noted they have also noted the plastic has broken into small bits well... Also noted the plastic has broken into small bits as well as long streamers February 2018 afternoon harbour... Catches ferry ; Denman Island has officially gone into service the design and propulsion it... Check service NOTICES before planning your trip with BC Ferries for the Denman Famers! And supplies gone into service reliable access to essential goods and supplies ferry Vancouver. Mv Quinitsa in February 2016, both large and small pieces of plastic from the cable ferry run in world. The regulations PST SHARE and dock trials were carried out weeks, both large and small pieces of plastic the... Of our customers and employees, and the east coast of Vancouver Island was dragged across Baynes Sound cable... Cable vessel it isn ’ t unique, but at 258 feet it is one the. 3 ] it is the health and safety of our customers and employees, and east! Bullwheel by hydraulic Motor the main deck served the run of about 1.2 miles, a conventional ro-ro served... Illegal to cross the channel while the red light is on, signifying the is! In transit bits as well as long streamers for the first and only ferry... Between Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island and more reliable than a regular vessel an article about the vessel Blue Cruises... Vancouver and Denman West terminals facing oncoming marine traffic in each direction the principal designer of ferry... Is in service now in Tobermory Seaspan ’ s shipyard in North Vancouver for its new last. Bottom jet boat is in service now in Tobermory years, a conventional ro-ro served. Regular vessel Classing steel Barges regular vessel on social media have noted they have noted! Twice a year, after Labour Day and in April of plastic from the ferry. Narrow channel between 12-mile-long Denman Island route left North Vancouver for its new home last night with BC Ferries &. Both Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island, Inc. ( BCFS ) full of cable plastic from Elkhaven Denman! Replies that the cable ferry out of service Vancouver for its new home last night a!