An out-of-commission BC Ferries vessel will be moved from Vancouver Island’s east coast to Richmond.
The Queen of Burnaby has been sitting in Union Bay after being decommissioned. BC Ferries says it is now able to be moved from the site to be processed.
“With refit season coming to a close, more space is available at our refit facility in Richmond,” said BC Ferries Public Affairs executive director Deborah Marshall.
“As a result, the Queen of Burnaby will be relocating back to the facility while we actively evaluate options for recycling the ship that comply and follow all safety and environmental procedures, regulations, and legislation.”
The over 50-year-old ferry ran from Comox to Powell River until the Salish Orca replaced it in 2017.
The boat was up for sale in 2018, but a $653,356.20 deal was not able to be reached.