MV Northern Adventure
M/V Northern Adventure
|Name:||M/V Sonia (Adamantios Korais during construction)|
|Owner:||Tomasos Transporto & Tourism (TTT Lines) Naples, Italy|
|Operator:||International Shipping Partners|
|Port of registry:||Nassau|
|Route:||Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Scarborough, Tobago|
|Builder:||Atsalakis Yards Perama, Greece|
|Acquired:||26 July 2004|
|Fate:||Sold to BC Ferries for €35.7 million, or $50.6 million CAD.|
|Name:||M/V Northern Adventure|
|Port of registry:||Victoria|
|Route:||Inside Passage route between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert, British Columbia|
|In service:||March 31, 2007 to the present|
|Out of service:||December 18, 2006 to March 2007 ($18-million refit and interior upgrade)|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||RORO ferry|
|Propulsion:||Two MaK 16M32C|
M/V Northern Adventure is a RORO ferry operated by BC Ferries. It sails two routes: the scenic Inside Passage route between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert and the Queen Charlotte Island crossing between Prince Rupert and Skidegate.
Construction on the ship began in Greece in 2001. Due to unspecified delays during construction of the hull, work was delayed, and construction was not completed until June 2004. The ship was first chartered by the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago to run the route between Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Scarborough, Tobago. Ship operations were managed by International Shipping Partners. The ferry then operated out of Barcelona before being purchased by BC Ferries in a deal worth €35.7 million, or $50.6 million CAD
The ship was painted in BC Ferries livery and sailed from Greece to Victoria, BC via the Panama Canal. The vessel arrived at the Victoria shipyards on December 18, 2006, where it underwent an $18-million refit and interior upgrade that finished in March 2007.
BC Ferries Service
Upon entering service the Northern Adventure initially replaced the Queen of the North, which sank in March 2006, on the Inside Passage route. However, when the Northern Expedition entered service in early 2009 the Queen of Prince Rupert was decommissioned and the Northern Adventure was reassigned to replace the QPR and its Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) duties.
- "Northern Adventure profile from BC ferries". Retrieved 2009-06-01.
- "WestCoastFerries Northern Adventure profile". Retrieved 2009-06-01.
- "International Shipping Partners Sonia page". 2007-03-18.
- "BC Ferries: SoniaWatch". 2006-12-20.
- "CBC: BC Ferries finalizes replacement for Queen of the North". CBC News. 2006-09-18.
- "CBC: Public views replacement ship for sunken B.C. ferry". CBC News. 2007-03-18.
- "Queen of Prince Rupert Officially Retired from BC Ferries' Fleet" (PDF). 2009-04-20. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
MV Queen of the North
|BC Ferries Northern Flagship along with MV Northern Expedition