BC Ferries receives museum's Maritime Excellence Award

(VICTORIA, British Columbia) — BC Ferries was among the recipients of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia’s Maritime Excellence Awards presented by Judith Guichon, lieutenant governor of British Columbia, at a ceremony at Government House on Friday. Four outstanding individuals in the maritime industry were also presented with awards.

BC Ferries received the award for its high operating and safety standards and quality of service provided by Queen of Burnaby and Queen of Nanaimo. These vessels, built in the 1960s, have served British Columbians and visitors to the province very well for over 50 years and will be replaced by the natural-gas-powered Salish-class vessels next year.

The Maritime Museum SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the marine sector in the province. These attainments may include but are not limited to science, technology, business, applications of maritime skills and academic contributions. An organization or ship is also usually granted an award.

For more information about the awards, visit http://mmbc.bc.ca/

By Professional Mariner Staff