October 27 – HaiSea Wee’gi tugboat

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Earlier this month, the HaiSea Wee’gi, the second fully electric tugboat arrived in North Vancouver, after previously welcoming her sister HaiSea Wamis last spring. Both built by Sanmar Shipyards in Türkiye the HaiSea Wee’gi was  delivered  in  August to Canada’s HaiSea Marine, a joint venture majority-owned by the Haisla Nation in partnership with Seaspan ULC. HaiSea Wee’git is based on Sanmar’s ElectRA 2800SX design from Vancouver-headquartered naval architect Robert Allan Ltd. With approximately 70 tonnes of bollard pull, a top speed of 12 knots, and 6.000 kWh of battery capacity, it will perform all ship-berthing and unberthing missions on battery power alone. The tugboat will perform missions alongside the HaiSea Wamis, the first fully electric tugboat in HaiSea’s fleet, until they set sail for Kitimat. There, the tugboats will be based and provide ship-assist and escort towing services to LNG carriers calling atLNG Canada’s new export facility.

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