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Old Posted Jan 7, 2008, 5:29 AM
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mr.x, would you like to transfer all the suitable content from the Metro Vancouver Transit thread here? Thanks.
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Second ferry starts journey from Germany

Monday, February 11, 2008


The second of three new Super C-class ferries left Germany yesterday on a voyage to B.C. where it will carry passengers on B.C. Ferries' route between Vancouver Island and the mainland.

The Coastal Inspiration is expected to arrive here shortly after the Coastal Renaissance goes into service on the Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay route.

The ferry is due in Nanaimo in late March and will start service on the Duke Point-Tsawwassen route prior to the summer season.
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimesc...5850f7&k=20352
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The second ferry arrived today!
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cool, do you know where it is docking as of tomorrow?
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Nanaimo, docked at Departure Bay at around 3pm.
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has it been repaired en route?
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The orignal report said it would stay in Ensenada an extra couple days for teh repairs.
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B.C. ferry shipping 2010 Olympics to England
World's biggest ferry sails up Thames for Vancouver Games


THE TIMES UK
May 13, 2008 11:22

THE world’s largest double-ended ferry arrived in the Pool of London on Monday for a lightning half-day visit on its way back to Canada—all part of a touring Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics promotion.

The huge 500ft-long vessel, Coastal Celebration, passed under Tower Bridge and moored opposite the Tower of London.

It came as an official invitation from the people of Vancouver to Londoners, who are hosting the 2012 Olympics at Stratford, to visit British Columbia for the Winter Games in two years’ time.

Captain Trafford Taylor, of the British Columbia Ferry Corporation, presented the invitation to a London contingent including Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell.

But they weren’t able to go on board, even the minister herself, according to Vancouver 2010 publicists, for logistical reasons.

It was moored in the middle of the Thames and it was difficult to ferry guests to the ferry, as it were.

The vessel, which can carry 1,600 passengers, arrived up the Thames as a giant ‘floating billboard’ wrapped in huge photographic images promoting the 2010 Winter Games and other tourist destinations on Canada’s west coast.

But it didn’t stay long. By 5.30pm it weighed anchor and set sail back down the Thames and out to sea again for its Atlantic crossing, having drawn attention to the 2010 Winter Games.
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cool article, thanks.
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Here are some higher quality shots:








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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i missed it in london!! i didnt know it was here on tuesday!
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I have to say these new ferries are very nice looking in my opinion. They look quite slick and modern.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i missed it in london!! i didnt know it was here on tuesday!
Charter a plane, it should be somewhere off the coast of Spain right now.
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Awesome! Looks like there is another ship moored next to HMS Belfast. Damn it would be cool to get a photo of the ferry along side those two ships with Tower Bridge and City Hall all in one shot. All the photos so far seem to be before it goes through Tower Bridge and none after unfortunately.
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Charter a plane, it should be somewhere off the coast of Spain right now.
haha, well i have chartered a plane for today unfortunatley its not to the coast of spain, but to switzerland...maybe i'll ask the pilot for a small diversion just to see the ferry...

when is it expected to reach vancouver?
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Yeah, the report says it went through Tower Bridge, but I haven't seen any pics of it yet.
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Those London pictures are awesome.
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