i have a frequency book in a box somewhere. when i dig it out i will post the frequencies that bc ferries use. on a vhf radio the following channels are used Channel 4- coast guard channel 11-victoria traffic channel 12- vancouver traffic channel 16- for calling purposes only (monitored by Rescue Coordination Centre) channel 22a- coast guard
vancouver traffic covers vancouver harbour and howe sound. route 2 vessels are monitor channel 12 and report to vancouver traffic between horseshoe bay and cape roger curtis, at this point they sign out of vancouver traffic and sign into victoria traffic. victoria traffic covers georgia strait south. and amongst the gulf islands. route 1, route 9 and all the southern gulf island routes monitor channel 11. will have more frequencies and channels and what they are used for when i find the book.
When the MV SONIA enters the Strait of Juan De Fuca, her navigators will most likely speak to SEATTLE TRAFFIC on 5a (156.250). At Race Rocks, when she alters course to Victoria, a hand off to VICTORIA TRAFFIC on 11 (156.550) should occur.
Let's hope the folks on Pier 36 Seattle don't call her SKANSONIA (in reference to the ferry moored on Lake Union north).