Damen Shipyards has launched the third Island-class hybrid-electric vessel for BC Ferries. The vessel is part of a six-vessel order for BC Ferries and will perform environmentally efficient inter-island ferry services between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. The vessels are battery equipped ships designed for future full electric operation. The ships are fitted with hybrid technology that bridges the gap until shore charging infrastructure and funding becomes available in BC. The ferries can carry up to 300 passengers and at least 47 cars.