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|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9257735|
|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 and type:||RORO ferry|
|Propulsion:||Two MaK 16M32C|
M/V Northern Adventure is a roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ferry operated by BC Ferries. She sails two routes: the scenic Inside Passage route between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert and the Haida Gwaii crossing between Prince Rupert and Skidegate.
Construction on the ship began in Greece in 2001. Because of 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 18 December 2006, where she underwent an $18-million refit and interior upgrade that finished in March 2007.
BC Ferries Service
Upon entering service Northern Adventure initially replaced Queen of the North, which sank in March 2006, on the Inside Passage route. However, when Northern Expedition entered service in early 2009, Queen of Prince Rupert was decommissioned and Northern Adventure was reassigned to replace Queen of Prince Rupert and her Haida Gwaii 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. Archived from the original on 2006-10-22.
- "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
(with MV Northern Expedition)