Wolfe Islander III Ferry

Wolfe Islander III Ferry

3GA Marine Ltd. provided Design Analysis for this Conventional Ferries Refit based in Kingston Ontario Canada 

Company Name:
Ministry of Transportation Ontario

Project Name:
Wolfe Islander III docking and refit 2015

Start Date:
Q2 2014

Completion Date:
Q3 2015

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

3GA Contact:
Andrew Carran


Public Sector

Carried out condition survey;
Developed refit work specification;
Assisted client’s solicitation and selection of refit contractor;
Designed (and obtained approvals for) new structure for the ferry, including a replacement wheelhouse and supporting cross structure;
Prepared independent cost estimate;
Assisted client’s solicitation of a Recognized Organization for the Delegated Statutory Inspection Program (transition from Transport Canada to delegated inspection);
Client’s project consultant for the duration of the refit;
Carried out post-refit Inclining and prepared new Stability Book; captured lessons learned.

Length of Assignment:
18 months

Managing attempt to transition to DSIP and adapting plan to address challenges therein;
assessing shipyard’s reported progress and advising client.AFinal Outcome:
Successful return to service of the ferry with much improved operator facilities.


November 2015



November 18, 2015