News

2018 May 14 13:28

TOTE Maritime Alaska delays its Orca class vessels LNG conversion schedule

TOTE Maritime Alaska is adjusting the LNG conversion schedule and has elected to delay the upcoming Midnight Sun LNG conversion phase-1 dry-dock by 1 year. Midnight Sun was originally scheduled to undergo phase 1 of the LNG conversion from mid-December 2018 through early-February 2019.  TOTE Maritime Alaska will continue sailing both vessels throughout the year with the exception of routine holiday single-sailings.

The adjustment to the conversion schedule aligns the Orca’s LNG-readiness to the most recent timeline for Tacoma’s LNG-plant completion.

In place of this year’s dry dock period, our team will continue preparing Midnight Sun’s transition to LNG for items that don’t require a dry-dock.

TOTE Maritime Alaska is fully committed to convert the Orca class vessels to LNG, the most environmentally friendly maritime fuel available.

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

About Tote Maritime
TOTE Maritime, through its operations in Alaska and Puerto Rico, provides high-speed liner services in the U.S. domestic trade. TOTE Maritime provides twice-weekly and dedicated routes to Alaska, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, connecting residents in these non-contiguous regions with the supplies they need to support their families, businesses and local economies.