One Dies in High Speed Ferry Fire at Greek Shipyard

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 tragically one crewmember, the … [Read more...]

Austal-Built Rocketship “Condor Liberation” Arrives in Guernsey

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 and Jersey. According … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä Propulsion Selected for World’s First LNG-Fueled High-Speed RoPax Ferry

Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä says it will be providing the full propulsion package for a new LNG-fueled high-speed passenger ferry being built for Swedish operator Rederi AB Gotland. The contract includes the complete LNG powered propulsion and fuel storage and supply system, as well as project services. Wärtsilä says that the vessel will be the first ever … [Read more...]

NTSB: Seastreak Wall Street Ferry Captain Lost Control, Causing Allision

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said today that the high-speed ferry Seastreak Wall Street struck Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan in January 2013 because the captain lost control of the vessel while attempting to dock. On January 9, 2013, the Seastreak Wall Street, a high-speed passenger ferry serving commuters between New Jersey and Lower Manhattan, allided with … [Read more...]

Bail Set for Seattle High-Speed Ferry Thief

SEATTLE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - 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. U.S. authorities say Samuel Kenneth McDonough was able to set the high-speed catamaran adrift into the region's Elliott Bay on Sunday … [Read more...]