The “Joe Casey” entered service in 1994 on the Grand Passage route on Digby Neck. A new ferry is being built presently to augment the service and the Joe Casey will provide a standby requirement for that route and others in Nova Scotia.
Digby Neck is a Canadian peninsula extending into the Bay of Fundy in Digby County, Nova Scotia.
|Vessel Type:||Passenger Ferry|
3 crew – (100 total)
|Classification:||Home Trade 3 (Near Coastal Voyage Class 2)|
|Main Engines:||2 x CAT 3408, 2 x 365 BHP@1800RPM|
|Propulsion:||2 Rolls Royce Drive Legs|
|Cruise Speed:||7 knots|
|Max Speed:||9 knots|
|Fuel Capacity:||32,355 litres|
|Water Capacity:||4000 litres|
|Owner:||Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal|
|Shipyard:||A.F. Theriault and Sons Ltd.|
Machinery and Auxiliary Systems
The ferry is driven by two Caterpillar 3408s each driving a #12R4 Voith Drive, each engine is cooled using a dedicated keel cooler.
As per TC regulation full life saving, fire and navigational equipment.
The ferry is fitted with washroom and basic hotel amenities for both the passengers and crew.
Steel hull with an aluminum wheelhouse, designed in accordance with the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges.