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BC Ferries Introduces LNG Ferry Conversion

By ,   June 19, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

BC Ferries’ mv Spirit of British Columbia finished its conversion enabling it to use LNG as fuel and is now back in operation.

ABS-classed ferry Spirit of British Columbia is the first to have undergone conversion while its sister ship, Spirit of Vancouver Island, is due to complete conversion next year. The ships are the largest in the fleet of BC Ferries with a capacity of 358 cars, 2,100 passengers and crew.

Spirit of British Columbia ferry

The conversion to LNG was completed at Remontowa Ship Repair Yard (Gdansk, Poland).

In 2013, ABS launched a global gas solutions team to support cruise industry in developing new gas-related projects.