Seaspan takes delivery of LNG-battery ferry

Seaspan Swift

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Seaspan Ferries has taken delivery of the first of five LNG-battery hybrid ferries from Turkish shipyard Sedef, The Motorship reported. Seaspan Swift, the first ferry of its type in North America, was designed by Vard Marine and is powered by two Wartsila dual-fuel engines and a Corvus Energy Storage System (ESS) consisting of 84 advanced lithium polymer batteries. Seaspan Ferries operates cargo-only service between Vancouver Island and the Canadian mainland.

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By Professional Mariner Staff