Seaspan Ferries Takes Delivery of Second Hybrid, Dual-Fuel Vessel

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Canada's Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) Monday announced the arrival of its second of two newbuild dual-fuel hybrid ferries to its fleet, Seaspan Reliant.

Like its sister vessel, Seaspan Swift, which was delivered to SFC in December, Seaspan Reliant can run on diesel, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and battery power.

"The arrival of the Seaspan Reliant marks a proud milestone in the history of Seaspan Ferries Corporation," said Steve Roth, President of SFC.

"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. As with the Seaspan Swift, the Seaspan Reliant will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions dramatically compared to other current alternatives while delivering the highest level of efficiency, performance and reliability."

The new vessel is currently docked at the SFC Tilbury Terminal in Delta, British Columbia, having completed the eight-week journey from the Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey where it was constructed.