MV Coastal Renaissance

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Coastal Renaissance Ferry entering Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal - 20080210.jpg
Coastal Renaissance entering Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal on February 10, 2008
History
Name: Coastal Renaissance
Operator: BC Ferries
Port of registry: Canada Victoria, British Columbia
Route:

Departure BayHorseshoe Bay

TsawwassenSwartz Bay
Awarded: September 17, 2004
Builder: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft
Yard number: 733
Laid down: January 2, 2007
Launched: April 19, 2007
Completed: October 27, 2007
In service: March 8, 2008
Homeport: Departure Bay Terminal
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Coastal-class ferry
Tonnage:
Displacement: 10,034 t (9,876 long tons; 11,061 short tons) (max)
Length:
  • 160.0 m (524 ft 11 in) oa
  • 154.0 m (505 ft 3 in) pp
Beam: 28.2 m (92 ft 6 in)
Draught: 5.75 m (18 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: 2 × diesel engines
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)
Capacity:
  • 1,604 passengers & crew
  • 370 vehicles

MV Coastal Renaissance is the first of three Coastal-class ships delivered to BC Ferries. At the time of their construction, the Coastal-class ferries were the largest double-ended ferries in the world. This ship operates mainly on the Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay route in the peak season and on the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route in the low season, but can replace her sister ships on any of the major cross-Strait routes whenever they go for refits.

Description[edit]

Coastal Renaissance is a roll-on/roll-off ferry of the Coastal class. The vessel is 160.0 m (524 ft 11 in) long overall and 154.0 m (505 ft 3 in) between perpendiculars with a beam of 28.2 m (92 ft 6 in) and a draught of 5.75 m (18 ft 10 in). The vessel is 21,777 gross tonnage (GT) and 2,366 tons deadweight (DWT).[1][2] The ferry has a maximum displacement of 10,034 t (9,876 long tons; 11,061 short tons).[3] The vessel is powered by diesel engines driving two shafts rated at 21,444 horsepower (15,991 kW).[1][3] The vessel has a maximum speed of 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph).[3][a]

The vessel has capacity for 310 vehicles and a crew and passenger capacity of 1,604. Amenities aboard the ship include a Coastal Cafe, Coast Cafe Express, Sitka Coffee Place, Seawest Lounge, Passages Gift Shop, Kids Zone, Video Zone and a Pet Area.[3]

Service history[edit]

BC Ferries ordered three ferries from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), Germany. Coastal Renaissance, was the first to be laid down on January 2, 2007 with the yard number 733. The ferry was launched on April 19, 2007 and was completed on October 27, 2007.[1][4] The name Coastal Renaissance was chosen by BC Ferries to represent the company's renewal.[5] At the time of her construction, Coastal Renaissance was the largest double-ended ferry in the world.[6] The ship left FSG for her delivery voyage to British Columbia on October 27, 2007. She transited the Panama Canal on November 21.[7][8]

The ship arrived at Nanaimo on December 13, 2007 and entered service on March 9, 2008.[8][9] The vessel sails the Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay and Tsawassen-Swartz Bay routes.[3] Coastal Renaissance carried the Olympic flame for Vancouver 2010.[10]

In 2011, Coastal Renaissance replaced sister ship Coastal Inspiration on the Tsawwassen-Departure Bay route, after Coastal Inspiration rammed the ferry terminal at Duke Point.[11] On October 25, 2017, Coastal Renaissance took part in a training exercise with members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Forces, along with local agencies in Trincomali Channel.[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Miramar Ship Index has the maximum speed of the vessel at 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph).

Citations[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Coastal Renaissance". BC Ferries. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  • "Coastal Renaissance has arrived!". BC Ferries. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  • "BC Ferries Announces Names For Three New Super C Vessels" (PDF) (Press release). BC Ferries. 11 May 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  • "Coastal Renaissance going through Gatun Locks, Panama Canal". BC Ferries. 21 November 2007. Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  • "New super-sized ferry starts service". CBC News. 9 March 2008. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018.
  • DeRosa, Katies (25 October 2017). "Coast guard, military take part in rescue drill off Sidney". Victoria Times-Colonist. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  • "Coastal Renaissance (9332755)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  • "BC Ferries reports third quarter loss". Marine Log. 27 February 2008. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  • "Coastal Renaissance (9332755)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  • "Damaged B.C. ferry dock will be out of service for months". The Globe and Mail. The Canadian Press. 21 December 2011. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  • "Inside the new ferries". Victoria Times-Colonist. Archived from the original on 25 December 2007. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  • Wangler, Jenny (5 February 2010). "Olympic torch ignites hearts in Sechelt". Coast Reporter. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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