V2V Empress boat in the Inner Harbour getting ready to head to Vancouver. (Don Descoteau/VICTORIA NEWS)

V2V Empress boat in the Inner Harbour getting ready to head to Vancouver. (Don Descoteau/VICTORIA NEWS)

Engines arrive for decommissioned V2v ferry

V2v Empress parts arrive from overseas

The V2V Empress is one step closer to resuming service.

Two new engines arrive this afternoon at Point Hope Maritime where they will be tested and installed in the ship. After the vessel undergoes sea trials, the company will begin winter service.

RELATED: V2v ferry out of commission until end of 2017

Engine problems put the vessel out of commission in August. A timeline for when they will resume operations has not been updated from the previous estimate of mid-December.

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

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