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TOTE Maritime delays vessel LNG conversation

09 May 2018

US shipping firm TOTE Maritime Alaska has decided to delay the upcoming liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion of Midnight Sun, to consume LNG as a marine fuel, by a year. 

The Midnight Sun was originally scheduled to undergo phase 1 of the LNG conversion from mid-December 2018 through early-February 2019.

The adjustment to the conversion schedule was due to a change in the timeline for Tacoma’s LNG-plant completion; the LNG facility will be supplying LNG fuel to the vessel.

TOTE Maritime’s North Star in February was fitted with two LNG tanks behind the ship’s bridge during a standard regulatory dry-dock session.

Over the next four years, three more conversion periods will be required to finalise the transition of TOTE Maritime Alaska’s vessels to consume LNG as a fuel.

The new conversion schedule is as follows;

  • Midnight Sun Phase 1: 2019-2020
  • North Star Phase 2: 2020-2021
  • Midnight Sun Phase 2: 2021-2022

Related: TOTE Maritime Alaska vessel undergoes LNG bunker conversion

Photo credit: TOTE Maritime
Published: 9 May, 2018


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