The “Petit Princess Ferry” operates on Petit Passage on Digby Neck, this ferry carries 24 cars and is fitted with omni directional Rolls Royce thruster units. It is a sister ship to the Deer Island Princess II that EYE designed for New Brunswick in 1998. A new ferry for Deer Island is currently under construction and will replace the John E Rigby that EYE designed in 1973 and is still in operation today.
The “Petit Passage” separates Long Island from the Digby Neck.
|Vessel Type:||Passenger Ferry|
2 Crew – (99 Total)
|Classification:||Minor Waters II|
|Main Engines:||2 x 330 BHP @1800RPM|
|Propulsion:||2 Rolls Royce Drive Legs|
|Fuel Capacity:||15,000 litres|
|Water Capacity:||1,515 litres|
|Owner:||Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal|
|Shipyard:||Irving Halifax Shipyard|
Machinery and Auxiliary Systems
2x CAT 3054 GENSET, 34 ekW (43 kVA) 50 Hz @ 1500 rpm
As per TC regulation full lifesaving, fire and navigational equipment.
Constructed of steel, with an aluminum wheelhouse.