Victoria Shipyards, a subsidiary of Canadian Seaspan Shipyards, has completed the conversion of the diesel engine onboard TOTE Maritime’s ro-ro ship North Star so that it can run on LNG as fuel. The vessel recently stayed at the yard for a 10-week program of work to enable the vessel to use dual-fuel technology.
While at the yard North Star also underwent routine maintenance, which included hull painting, and steel and pipe repairs and inspection.
TOTE’s sister ship Midnight Sun completed a similar LNG conversion work scope at Victoria Shipyards in early 2022. North Star is now back in service on routes to Alaska.