Seaspan Ferries commissions LNG hybrid duo

Seaspan Reliant arrived in late February and is scheduled to begin service later this month Seaspan Reliant arrived in late February and is scheduled to begin service later this month

APRIL 11, 2017 — Canada's Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) officially welcomed two new, state-of-the-art dual-fueled/hybrid (liquefied natural gas, diesel and battery) vessels to its fleet during a double commissioning ceremony held at its Tilbury Terminal, Delta, BC, on April 9.

The Seaspan Swift and Seaspan Reliant, the first eco-ferries of their kind in North America, were formally christened by sponsors Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, and Anisa White, wife of Doug White III, Councillor and Chief Negotiator for Snuneymuxw First Nation.

Following construction at Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey, the Seaspan Swift arrived in December 2016 and entered operation in January 2017, while the Seaspan Reliant arrived in late February and is scheduled to begin service later this month. The 148.9 m long ferries which can accommodate up to 59 53-ft trailers, are the first new vessels added to SFC's fleet since 2002.

Seaspan Swift arrived from shipbuilder in December 2016

Seaspan Swift 700bottom

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