Photos: A tour of BC Ferries' Salish Orca

By BCShippingNews
March 19 2017
BC Shipping News was pleased to be invited along on a tour of the Salish Orca, BC Ferries' newest vessel. The following photos help complement the information in the April 2017 issue of BC Shipping News. All photos (with the exception of #29 and 30 which are from BC Ferries) are copyrighted to BC Shipping News and require permission for reprint.
1. The Salish Orca - a good shot of the graphics, designed by Darlene Gait.
1. The Salish Orca - a good shot of the graphic...
2. The bow visor swings down during the voyage to avoid sea spray.
2. The bow visor swings down during the voyage...
3. The Salish Orca.
3. The Salish Orca.
4. The lower car deck.
4. The lower car deck.
5. Deborah Marshall (Executive Director, Public Affairs) and Senior Master Michael Smit assisted Mark Wilson (not shown) on the tour.
5. Deborah Marshall (Executive Director, Public...
6. The hydraulic ramp (with safety gate lowering) to access the lower car deck.
6. The hydraulic ramp (with safety gate lowerin...
7. A safety bumper lifts up when the ramp is in motion.
7. A safety bumper lifts up when the ramp is in...
8. One end of the bridge (replicated on the other end).
8. One end of the bridge (replicated on the oth...
9. The bridge features a 360-degree view with unobstructed visibility of the loading interface.
9. The bridge features a 360-degree view with u...
10. More of the bridge equipment.
10. More of the bridge equipment.
11. Monitors on the bridge.
11. Monitors on the bridge.
12. The passenger outdoor viewing area.
12. The passenger outdoor viewing area.
13. The Engine Control Room, just a few steps below the bridge.
13. The Engine Control Room, just a few steps b...
14. One of 16 cabins on board - two are reserved for the Senior Chief Engineer and the Senior Master.
14. One of 16 cabins on board - two are reserve...
15. Mark Wilson explains the safety evacuation system on board.
15. Mark Wilson explains the safety evacuation...
16. Details of the Salish Orca.
16. Details of the Salish Orca.
17. The passenger seating area.
17. The passenger seating area.
18. Kids' play area.
18. Kids' play area.
19. Additional passenger seating.
19. Additional passenger seating.
20. The cafeteria.
20. The cafeteria.
21. The gift shop.
21. The gift shop.
22. Information about the artwork, artist and Salish peoples.
22. Information about the artwork, artist and S...
23. Thruster.
23. Thruster.
24. Water mist system.
24. Water mist system.
25. The natural gas storage tank.
25. The natural gas storage tank.
26. Pathway leading between End #1 and End #2 of the Engine Room.
26. Pathway leading between End #1 and End #2 o...
27. One of three 8L20DF Wartsila dual-fuel engines.
27. One of three 8L20DF Wartsila dual-fuel engi...
28. Pressure relief lines along the ceiling of the main car dec.
28. Pressure relief lines along the ceiling of...
29. The FortisBC truck for transferring natural gas to the ship's storage.
29. The FortisBC truck for transferring natural...
30. The bunkering process.
30. The bunkering process.