March 6, 2020

On 19 February 2020, BC Ferries held a naming ceremony for the first of its two Island Class Ferries at Victoria’s Point Hope Maritime. At the event, the names of the vessels – ISLAND DISCOVERY and ISLAND AURORA – were revealed for the first time. The two ferries, based on the Damen Road Ferry 8117E3 design and built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, will enter service mid-2020, serving the Powell River-Texada Island and Port McNeill-Albert Bay-Sointula routes respectively.