One Dies in High Speed Ferry Fire at Greek Shipyard

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*+-One person has died following a fire aboard a Greek high speed ferry while docked at a shipyard in Drapetsona, Greece. Hellenic Seaways confirmed the fire Monday aboard their Highspeed 5 catamaran ro-pax ferry while berthed in a shipbuilding area for routine maintenance and repair. The fire broke out at approximately 13:30. The said that […]

Austal-Built Rocketship “Condor Liberation” Arrives in Guernsey

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*+-The Austal-built trimaran ferry Condor Liberation arrived yesterday for the first time into Guernsey’s St. Peter Port harbor to begin mooring trials in preparation for the kickoff of passenger services later this month. The 102-meter ferry came at a price of roughly £50 million to Condor Ferries and will provide ROPAX services between Poole, Guernsey […]

Bail Set for Seattle High-Speed Ferry Thief

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*+-A man accused of leaping a fence at the Seattle waterfront and briefly commandeering a high-speed ferry used to shuttle passengers between Washington state and Canada was in jail on Monday with bail set at $200,000.

Seastreak Wall Street Investigation Takes Aim

NEW YORK - The passenger ferry Seastreak moored January 9, 2013 shortly after allided with pier in Lower Manhattan.  U.S. Coast Guard photo

*+-WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board’s latest update on the ongoing investigation into the Jan. 9 Seastreak Wall Street hi-speed ferry incident in New York City reveals a focus on the vessels new propulsion machinery and the possibility of an allision with an underwater obstruction. A NTSB release says that the engine manufacturer (MTU) […]

No Response from Reverse Thrust Says Captain of Busted Up Ferry

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*+-The captain of a ferry that crashed in Manhattan’s Financial District yesterday told investigators the ship didn’t respond when he put the thrust into reverse, a National Transportation Safety Board official said. “As the captain approached the pier, they go into reverse to slow the vessel down,” Robert Sumwalt, an NTSB board member, said today […]

‘Hard Landing’ Leaves Dozens Injured on NYC Ferry

NEW YORK - The passenger ferry Seastreak moored January 9, 2013 shortly after allided with pier in Lower Manhattan.  U.S. Coast Guard photo

*+-Chris Dolmetsch, Michelle Kaske and Phil Kuntz A commuter ferry carrying passengers to New York City from New Jersey crashed into a pier near the financial district during rush hour, sending bodies flying and injuring dozens, including two critically, police said. The Seastreak Wall Street slammed into Pier 11 at South Street and Gouverneur Lane […]

Over 70 Injured In Hong Kong Ferry Allision

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*+-HONG KONG–Over 70 commuters were injured–some seriously–after their passenger ferry crashed into a mooring pillar after departure from an outlying island before dawn on Friday. The Hong Kong Marine Department said some of the 76 injured on the central Hong Kong-bound ferry were airlifted to various hospitals, with one person in critical condition and two […]