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Hullo, by Vancouver Island Ferry Company (VIFC) announces launch date

by CM staff   

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Sailing seat reservations will begin August 14.

Photo: CNW Group/Vancouver Island Ferry Company.

NANAIMO — Hullo’s two new high-speed passenger ferries, sthuqi’ (sta – key) and spuhéls (spah – els), recently arrived at the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Assembly Wharf. In celebration, Hullo will be opening bookings early next week for sailings beginning August 14.

“It’s a tremendously exciting period for us all,” said Alastair Caddick, Hullo’s, CEO. “Our dedicated Hullo crew has been working relentlessly to bring this highly anticipated bi-coastal service to life. We can’t wait to welcome our first guests aboard in just a few short weeks.”

The vessels and crew spent the past few weeks in Victoria’s Point Hope shipyard where they underwent sea trials, vessel familiarization, training drills and Transport Canada certifications.

The Hullo crew will utilize the remaining weeks leading up to launch to conduct additional personnel training, sailing the route between Downtown Vancouver and Nanaimo.


Hullo unveiled its initial sailing schedule and plans to build on these initial sailings and add more of the trips as listed over the next two months.


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