Thursday, July 18, 2019

Gitga'at introduce new marine transporter for service to community

A valuable part of the supply line between Hartley Bay and
Prince Rupert is the new Gitga'at Transporter seen at the
Cow Bay Dock in Prince Rupert

Those with a sharp eye on the Prince Rupert waterfront may see a new vessel transiting the waters these days, as the Gitga'at First Nation put a new fifty five foot transporter into service providing for a supply line between the First Nation community and Prince Rupert.

The vessel was a feature item on the Volvo Penta website which has provided a glimpse into the capabilities of the vessel, which features a pair of 13 liter 700 horse power diesel engines.

(photo from Volvo Penta)

As the Volvo article notes, it's not the first time that the Gitga'at First Nation has turned to Volvo Penta products for their marine needs, the engines are a key part of the vessels that are used by the Gitga'at Guardians for their conservation program work in the territory.

The new transporter makes regular runs into Prince Rupert to bring supplies, medicine and other materials to the Hartley Bay area.

Servicing and support for the vessels is provided by Prince Rupert's Bridgeview Marine.

You can review the notes on the vessel here.

Some further items of interest on the Gitga'at First Nation can be explored here.

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