Monday, May 12, 2008

BC ferry stops in London, England

BC Ferries' MV Coastal Celebration arrived in London, England today for a special promotional stop on its way home to British Columbia. The new 160-metre vessel, the largest double ended ferry in the world, made its way up the Thames River and moored just east of the historic Tower Bridge.

Captain Trafford Taylor, BC Ferries Executive VP of New Vessel Construction, disembarked and delivered an official invitation to the City of London to attend the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in BC.

The MV Coastal Celebration is a billboard on the water, with its large photo decals that promote both BC and the Vancouver 2010 Games. This special promotion is an Olympic first.

The vessel was viewed by thousands of Londoners and UK visitors as it made its way up the Thames River into the heart of the city.

You can view the ship's progress by visiting the BC Ferries' website.

Coastal Celebration is BC Ferries' third and final new Coastal Class vessel. It left Germany's FSG Shipyard on May 9 and the voyage to BC will take approximately 45 days.

The Coastal Celebration in London, England
Photo courtesy BC Ferries

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