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C-Class Ferry Mid-life Upgrade

BMT developed the plans and designs for the mid-life upgrade of a C-class ferry.

The Requirement

BMT was contracted by BC Ferries (BCF) to produce detailed designs and plans for the mid-life upgrade of a C-class passenger ferry.

The project consisted of doing detailed designs for the following requirements:

  • Upgrading passenger amenities on the Sundeck and Passenger deck
  • 4 new Marine Escape Systems (MES) were installed on the vessel
  • Structural fire protection was upgraded in way of the MES positions
  • The Fire Control Plan and Lifesaving Plan were also updated to reflect new layout and equipment

Principal Particulars

Class and Type

  • C Class - Double-Ended, roll-on/roll-off
  • Length Extreme (Over Guards) - 139.29m / 457'
  • Length Waterline - 133.198m / 437'
  • Breadth (Moulded) - 17.534m / 90'-4”
  • Depth (Moulded) - 7.925m / 26'-0”

Deadweight

  • Total Complement - 1466 Persons
  • Crew - 44 Persons
  • Vehicles - 362 Vehicles

Propulsion Machinery

  • Main Engines - Two Mak 12m551AK

Performance and Range

  • Speed - 19 to 22 Knots / 35 to 41 km/h
  • Range (at service speed)

Classification and Flag

  • IMO number: 7902221
  • Official number: 396048
  • Callsign: VG8177