Sunday, August 29, 2021
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At Least 19 People Killed And Dozens Missing After Bangladesh Ferry Accident

DHAKA, Aug 27 (Reuters) — At least 19 people were killed and dozens were missing after a boat packed with passengers slammed into a vessel transporting sand on Friday in...

August 29, 2021
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Press Releases

Results of 8th Worldwide Ferry Safety Association International Student Design Competition

(WSFA) – July 15, 2021 – The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) today announced the award winning teams for the 8th Annual International Student Design Competition for a Safe, Affordable Ferry....

July 14, 2021
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Friday, June 11, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Senator Lee of Utah Introduces Bills to Repeal the Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) from the landlocked state of Utah has introduced legislation to permanently repeal the Passenger Vessel Services Act, calling it an outdated and protectionist law that...

June 11, 2021
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Lake Constance Excursion Boat Repurposed as Vaccine ‘Shot Ship’

By John Miller ROMANSHORN, Switzerland, Feb 2 (Reuters) – An 89-year-old passenger ship, out of commission due to the coronavirus pandemic, was re-purposed on Tuesday as a COVID-19 vaccination center...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 1619

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Maritime News

North Carolina Ferry System Receives Marine Highway Project Designation

The U.S. Department of Transportation has designated the North Carolina Ferry System (NCFS) as a Marine Highway Project, a first for the state of North Carolina. Marine highways are navigable...

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 38

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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Maritime News

NYC Ferry’s Hornblower Taps Niagara Falls Assets for Cash

By Claire Boston and Katherine Doherty (Bloomberg) –The operator of the cash-strapped NYC Ferry system has lined up $90 million of financing to help keep its tourist boats and commuter...

October 7, 2020
Total Views: 147

Monday, August 3, 2020
Maritime News

New York City River Boat Owners, Captain Arrested for Illegal Party

The owners and captain of a river boat in New York City have been arrested over an illegal charter cruise that allegedly violated social distancing orders and alcohol laws. New...

August 3, 2020
Total Views: 25

Maritime News

Greece to Require Masks on Ferry Decks

By George Georgiopoulos ATHENS, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Greece will make mask-wearing compulsory on the decks of ferries sailing to its islands, extending the requirement beyond indoor public spaces, after...

August 3, 2020
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Maritime News

Tallink Reports 96% Dip in Passenger Travel in April

Estonia-based ferry operator Tallink reported a nearly 96% year-over-year decrease in passenger travel and vehicles last month amid the on-going coronavirus pandemic.  The company said it transported just 32,181 passengers...

May 5, 2020
Total Views: 13

Friday, October 25, 2019
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Maritime News

Austal to Build Biggest Ferry for Molslinjen

Western Australia-based Austal has won an order to build a 115-meter high-speed catamaran for Danish ferry operator Molslinjen. The vessel will be the largest ferry ever built by Austal. The...

October 25, 2019
Total Views: 25

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Proposed Ferry Could Save Scottish Whisky Exports Post-Brexit

By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM, Aug 21 (Reuters) – A Scottish company and a Dutch port are discussing launching a new ferry line ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union,...

August 21, 2019
Total Views: 18

Monday, July 29, 2019
Maritime News

Alaska Ferry Workers, State Try Mediation to End Strike

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, July 27 (Reuters) – Alaska ferry workers and state officials were seeking a federal mediator’s help on Saturday to end a strike that has disrupted travel...

July 29, 2019
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Maritime News

Viral Video Shows Passenger Cruise Take on Huge Breaking Waves

Apparently this took place in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 30, 2019. “A charter boat on their return from a sunset cruise ran into huge waves. He was coming into the...

July 10, 2019
Total Views: 106

Monday, June 3, 2019

Damen to Build Two LNG-Battery Hybrid Ferries for Seaspan

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has been awarded a contract to build two hybrid LNG/battery-powered roll-on/roll-off ferries for British Columbia-based Seaspan Ferries. The vessels will be constructed at Damen’s shipyard in Mangalia,...

June 3, 2019
Total Views: 13

Monday, May 6, 2019
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Niagra Falls Tour Boat Operator Orders Battery-Powered Vessels

Niagra Falls tour boat operator Maid of the Mist has placed an order for the first all-electric, zero-emission vessels to be built in the United States. The two new passenger...

May 6, 2019
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Maritime News

Damen Launches Two Ferries for Canadian Operator BC Ferries

In a span of just a few weeks time, Damen Shipyards has launched two 81-meter road ferries for Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries at Damen’s yard in Galati, Romania. The...

April 17, 2019
Total Views: 36

Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Maritime News

New York City Ferry System Needs More Subsidy Than Subways, Buses

By Henry Goldman (Bloomberg) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s system of ferry boats linking Manhattan with transit-poor sections of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx is costing city taxpayers...

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 9

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Batteries Included: Sweden’s Emissions-Free Ferries Lead the Charge

By Ilze Filks HELSINGOR, Denmark, March 14 (Reuters) – A quiet revolution has taken place in the Oresund Strait between Sweden and Denmark where two of the world’s largest battery-powered...

March 14, 2019
Total Views: 2

Friday, February 22, 2019
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Maritime News

Repsol To Supply Brittany Ferries’ New LNG Ship

Brittany Ferries has signed an agreement with Spanish energy company Repsol for the delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas to its Spanish operations. A letter of intent between the two companies...

February 22, 2019
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Maritime News

Interview with Baleària’s President and Main Shareholder, Adolfo Utor

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Adolfo Utor is the President and main shareholder of the Baleària, Spain’s leading shipping company in the transport of passengers and cargo between the...

December 19, 2018
Total Views: 23