Pasha retrofits car carrier with green mods
Seeking to comply with new California environmental regulations, Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines Monday said it has completed a major retrofit of its auto roll-on/roll-off vessel 'Jean Anne.'
The new regulations require the burning of low-sulfur fuel within 24 miles of the California coast. The 'Jean Anne' retrofit, which involved the installation of nearly 600 feet of new piping, allow the vessel to burn marine diesel oil, a lighter and cleaner fuel.
According to Pasha, the retrofit caused no downtime or impact to the vessel’s regular biweekly schedule between San Diego and the Hawaiian Island ports of Honolulu, Kahului and Hilo. The nearly 600-foot-long vessel can transport up to 3,000 automobiles at a time.
In addition to the pipe work, modifications to the 'Jean Anne’s' engine will result in cleaner combustion, reduced emissions, greater efficiency and longer periods between maintenance.
Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines is a joint venture between The Pasha Group, a California-based automobile handling and logistics company, and Strong Vessel Operators, a Connecticut-based ship owner and operator.