You make it sound like we aren't as safe as BCF...
I'd have to watch a departure up your way to see what the differences are, if any; I'm told BCF's safety management program was based off of ours, but there may or may not be truth to that.
But, for starts, we don't have all the shenanigans that come with dual-ramp loading.
Absolutely no concerns on my part about your safety procedures, relative to BC Ferries. I've just noticed the lack of ceremony with which you get into and out of dock.
A few years ago I was on the Chelan between Sidney, Friday Harbor & Anacortes, and I came away with the same impression. They seemed to approach the dock at a good speed & then 'brake hard' using reverse thrust from the bow prop. It works, however. I think in recent years BCFs' vessels have crunched a few docks while WSF's hasn't crunched any that I can recall. Perhaps the problem is the reliance on so much electronics on board the BCF vessels?
Plenty of times. It's not that unusual for them to use Slip 2. In fact, you already responded to Snowy Ferries about using Slip 2 in this very thread, so I think you have already answered your question.