MV Queen of Nanaimo
Queen of Nanaimo
|Name:||Queen of Nanaimo|
|Owner:||British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.|
|Operator:||British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.|
|Port of registry:||Victoria, British Columbia|
|Out of service:||2017|
|Class and type:||Burnaby-class ferry|
|Length:||129.97 m (426 ft 5 in)|
|Beam:||23.93 m (78 ft 6 in)|
|Draft:||4.03 m (13 ft 3 in)|
|Installed power:||6,000 bhp (4,500 kW)|
|Propulsion:||2×Mirrlees National KVSSM twin turbo V16 diesel|
|Speed:||16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)|
The ship was built in 1964 by Victoria Machinery Depot. In 1974 the ship was rebuilt and extended 25 metres (82 ft 0 in) in length. It currently operates on the Tsawwassen-Gulf Islands route web. In 2006 there was a major overhaul of passenger areas. Its propulsion is by two Mirrlees National KVSSM twin turbocharged (intercooled) single acting 4-stroke, V16 diesel engines which produce 3,000 bhp (2,200 kW) at 320 rpm. 15 inch bore by 18-inch (460 mm) stroke. Propellers are variable pitch (controllable-pitch propeller) made by KaMeWa (a Rolls Royce company).
On August 3, 2010 Queen of Nanaimo had a "hard landing" at the Village Bay terminal ferry on Mayne Island. Media reports suggest at least one serious injury, and damage to vessel and dock. It was later established that it was caused by a mechanical failure after the ship ran over a commercial crab trap, making it impossible to put the ship into reverse.
On July 1, 2011, Queen of Nanaimo had another "hard landing" at the Tsawwassen terminal.
The vessel was retired on September 12, 2017. The vessel has been sold and will be utilized in Fiji as the Lomaiviti Princess V.
- "Rope tangled in props of crashed B.C. ferry". CBC News. August 3, 2010. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
- Seyd, Jane (August 12, 2012). "West Vancouver doctor sues ferries over crash". North Shore News. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
- Queen of Nanaimo sailings cancelled after hard landing - Times Colonist, July 3rd 2011[dead link]
- "B.C. ferry crashes leaving Mayne Island". CBC News. November 2, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
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