Message from the Editor There’s a lot going on in the tugboat industry. BC Ferries will soon be introducing the new Island Class Vessels. Two of the ferries will be hitting the waters in 2020 while the remaining four are expected to join them in 2021. According to Mark Wilson, BC Ferries’ vice-president of strategy and community engagement, they will be the largest number of vessels in the BC Ferries’ fleet over the next 10 to 15 years. Another large vessel is the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier, which received a refit, including work on the propulsion system and replacement of the bow thruster system, among others. As a vital part of Canada’s icebreaking fleet, the refit is necessary for its continued success. I hope you enjoy this issue of B.C. Tugboat. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any story ideas, comments or questions. Ü
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B.C. Tugboat 2019
There’s a lot going on in the tugboat industry. BC Ferries will soon be introducing the new Island Class Vessels. Two of the ferries will b...