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that will enable their Orca-class vessels to use
LNG as fuel. The transition to cleaner burn-
ing fuels means a drastic reduction in air
emissions, virtually eradicating sulfur oxides
and limiting both nitrogen oxides and carbon
dioxide. During the winter months over the
next four years, TOTE Maritime Alaska plans
to finalize its transition to an all LNG fleet.
“We are excited to be the first shipping
company in the United States to undertake
this important environmental effort. And we
are appreciative of our customers and part-
ners who support our ongoing effort to inno-
vate in ways that reflect our commitment to
the environment and communities we serve,”
said President of TOTE Maritime Alaska
Mike Noone in a February release. R
O’Hara Shipe is a freelance writer in
The cruise ship Europa at the John Thomas Kelsey Municipal Dock in May 2017.
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