The newly refitted Quadra Queen II is scheduled to resume service today.

Quadra Queen II resumes service

Following an 11-month, $15 million refit and upgrade, the new-look Quadra Queen II is expected to resume service on the Port McNeill, Sointula, Alert Bay route this morning.

Following an 11-month, $15 million refit and upgrade, the new-look Quadra Queen II resumed service on the Port McNeill, Sointula, Alert Bay route this morning.

“The Quadra Queen II is conducting crew training the next three days. The ship will re-enter service on our Port McNeill – Alert Bay – Sointula route on Thursday morning,” said Deborah Marshall, Director of Media Relations and Corporate Development for B.C. Ferries, in an email to the Gazette Monday morning.

On Tuesday, an open house was held for the refitted ship at the Alert Bay ferry dock. Chief Bill Cranmer blessed the ship, and Mayor Michael Berry and BC Ferries senior captain Brian Hunt each made a statement.

The Quadra Queen II spent approximately eight months at Point Hope Maritime in Victoria,

undergoing the majority of the life extension work at this local shipyard, as well as three months at BC Ferries’ Fleet Maintenance Unit, which has prepared the 41-year old vessel for another 20 years of service.

An open house was held in Victoria last week to show off the fruits of the refit and upgrade.

With files from Robin Quirk.

 

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