Seaspan Ferries Adds Second LNG-Fuelled Vessel

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Canadian transport provider Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) has taken delivery of the second of two new dual-fuelled/hybrid ferries, the Seaspan Reliant.

The diesel, liquefied natural gas and battery-powered ferry, currently docked at the SFC Tilbury Terminal in Delta, was built by Turkey’s Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul.

Seaspan Reliant arrived home from the shipyard after an eight-week journey that spanned a total of 10,661 nautical miles.

“With the introduction of a second new technologically advanced, LNG-fuelled vessel to our fleet, we are living out a clear commitment to our drop-trailer customers as well to the waterways in which we operate,” Steve Roth, Seaspan Ferries’ President, said.

The 148.9 metre ferry, which can accommodate up to 59, 53’ trailers, will now undergo a series of regulatory inspections and crew training programs throughout March before entering operation in April.

The Seaspan Reliant, along with its sister ship the Seaspan Swift, which arrived in December 2016 and entered operation in January 2017, mark the first vessels added to SFC’s fleet since 2002.

Seaspan Ferries Corporation currently operates a fleet of seven ferries out of five terminals in British Columbia, and supplies more than 50% of all cargo to Vancouver Island.

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