Due to being right on the water when the Orca passed me yesterday I can actually answer that... The Orca seems to throw less wake than the Burnaby usually does; I don't think she was at full speed (and she was empty) when she went past but she wasn't going slow. I'm not sure exactly how much less, but it was a noticeable difference.
As of Wednesday, 17 May 2017, the SALISH RAVEN has punched her way through the outer islands and has entered the Caribbean. It won't be too long from now until she arrives in Panama.
This entrance comes a day before the 37th anniversary of the destructive eruption of Mount Saint Helens, a day many of us living then would remember.
The RAVEN is sailing with a temporary foreign flag. This brings up an interesting question. Would the "Spirit"-Class ferries be sailing under a foreign flag on their trips to and from Poland? We'll find out this fall.
Princess Cruises has the Pacific Princess transiting the Canal in the opposite direction. Most likely the Bridge Cam from the Pacific Princess will pick up the Salish Raven when they pass each others. Go to www.princesscruises.com then select "Bridge Cams" & the select "Pacific Princess".
The SALISH RAVEN is off the Oregon Coast tonight nearing Coos Bay.
Her pilot order as of tonight.
THE PICS BELOW ARE SOME SELECT IMAGES OF THIS VESSEL PASSING THROUGH THE GATUN LOCKS I've waited for awhile to see if anyone else has done this and am now displaying these tonight for your viewing pleasure.