passenger vessels

Thursday, March 30, 2023

New York City Building Hybrid-Electric Public Ferry

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Trust for Governors Island have announced the city’s first public hybrid-electric ferry to operate in New York Harbor.

March 30, 2023
Total Views: 1064

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Coast Guard Launches Marine Casualty Investigation into ‘Spirit of Boston’ Fire

The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a formal marine casualty investigation into the fire that occurred aboard the Spirit of Boston passenger vessel on Friday.

March 28, 2023
Total Views: 5542

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Audit Finds $224 Million In Underreported Costs In NYC Ferry System 

New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Brad Lander released an audit showing NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) underreported nearly a quarter

July 10, 2022
Total Views: 4002

Monday, June 13, 2022
Fire Incidents

Spirit of Norfolk Towed to Shipyard After Fire

The passenger vessel Spirit of Norfolk has been towed to the Colonna Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, where the investigation into last week’s fire will

June 13, 2022
Total Views: 7034

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Scandlines ferry Copenhagen underway with a Norsepower Rotor Sail

Second Scandlines Ferry Gets Norsepower Rotor Sail

Danish-based ferry operator Scandlines has installed a Norsepower Rotor Sail on a second ferry as the company increasingly turns to wind-assisted propulsion to

May 17, 2022
Total Views: 3027

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Passengers Evacuated from Ferry in Straits of Mackinac After Steering Loss

The U.S. Coast Guard and a good samaritan vessel came to the rescue of a Mackinac Island ferry with 144 passengers and four crewmembers aboard lost steering

April 6, 2022
Total Views: 3714

Monday, January 3, 2022
Cruise Ships

USCG to Issue Interim Rules to Improve Small Passenger Vessel Safety After Conception Dive Boat Tragedy

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced its intention to issue a set of interim rules on certain covered small passenger vessels, the first step to implementing the

January 3, 2022
Total Views: 2965

Sunday, August 29, 2021
Bangladesh ferry Shariatpur 1

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

August 29, 2021
Total Views: 2414

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

July 14, 2021
Total Views: 1254

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

June 11, 2021
Total Views: 13349

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

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 1632

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

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 44

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
NYC ferry
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

October 7, 2020
Total Views: 237

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

August 3, 2020
Total Views: 34

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

August 3, 2020
Total Views: 17

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

May 5, 2020
Total Views: 21

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

October 25, 2019
Total Views: 59

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
whiskey glass
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

August 21, 2019
Total Views: 30

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

July 29, 2019
Total Views: 25

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

July 10, 2019
Total Views: 247