ABS has announced that the ABS-classed Spirit of British Columbia, one of two ferries that will use LNG as fuel, has finished conversion and is back in operation for BC Ferries of Canada, the company said in its press release. “The conversion of these vessels to operate on LNG is an important milestone for BC Ferries and the region, supporting more efficient and environmentally-friendly transportation,” said ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solutions Patrick Janssens. “With the increased pressure for environmental compliance, LNG as fuel is a practical option for many marine owners and operators.” The Spirit of British Columbia was the first to undergo conversion while its sister vessel, the Spirit of Vancouver Island, is expected to complete conversion during the spring of 2019. These vessels are the largest ships in the BC Ferries fleet with a capacity to carry 2,100 passengers and crew and 358 automobile equivalent. The conversion to LNG as fuel was completed at the Remontowa Ship Repair Yard S.A. in Gdansk, Poland.