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SeaStreak Launches New High-Speed Catamaran

SeaStreak America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Containers Limited, added another catamaran ferry to its service in the New York market with the May 3 launch of the 140-ft. commuter and leisure vessel M/V SeaStreak New York. The 400-passenger vessel will provide service between New York City and New Jersey.SeaStreak New York joins a SeaStreak fleet of two 300-passenger catamarans already providing commuter service between Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, N.J., and Manhattan, and the 149-passenger SeaStreak Brooklyn, which offers service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The state-of-the-art, double-hulled catamaran, built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding in Somerset, Mass., features three decks including wind-protected outdoor space, innovative measures to prevent icing of decks and ramps, automatic doors, a bar area, and three restrooms. Traveling at a service speed of 38 knots, SeaStreak New York is expected to offer 35-minute passage from New Jersey to points in Manhattan for both business commuting and sightseeing.


SeaStreak Launches New High-Speed Catamaran

SeaStreak America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Containers Limited, added another catamaran ferry to its service in the New York market with the May 3, 2001 launch of the 140-ft. (42.6 m) commuter and leisure vessel M/V SeaStreak New York. The 400-passenger vessel will provide service between New York City and New Jersey. SeaStreak New York joins a SeaStreak fleet of two 300-passenger catamarans already providing commuter service between Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, N


SeaStreak For Sale and Closes South Amboy Route

According to an Asbury Park Press report, the parent company of SeaStreak is putting the ferry business up for sale and closing its route between South Amboy and Manhattan. SeaStreak's Monmouth County routes between Highlands and Manhattan and Atlantic Highlands and Manhattan will continue. High fuel costs have hit SeaStreak hard, according to the report. The company is expected to lose $2.7 million this year, including a $1.3 million loss on the South Amboy route.


Seastreak Launches M/V Seastreak New Jersey

Seastreak America Inc. has added another catamaran ferry to its service within the New York City commuter market with the December 10, 2001 launch of M/V Seastreak New Jersey. The 141-ft. (42.9-m), 400 passenger high speed catamaran will provide daily commuter ferry service from Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, N.J. to Pier 11 near Wall Street and East 34th Street in Manhattan. SeaStreak New Jersey is the sister ship of SeaStreak New York and joins the fleet of the 300-passenger


Two Incat Ferries Launched

Incat Designs has launched two new ferries. The 43m Seastreak Highlands was launched at Gladding Hearn's Massachusetts (USA) yard in late February. This was followed by the launch of 58m RoPax Ferry MiCAT (pictured) by Cairns boatbuilder NQEA Australia one week later. Seastreak Highlands is the 165th Incat Designs - Sydney vessel to be constructed, and will join sister ships Seastreak New Jersey, Seastreak Wall Street and Seastreak New York on the run from Downtown New York to Atlantic


Two Incat Ferries Launched

Incat Designs - Sydney announced the launches of two new ferries. The 43m Seastreak Highlands was launched at Gladding Hearn's Massachusetts (USA) yard in late February. This was followed by the launch of 58m RoPax Ferry MiCAT (pictured) by Cairns boatbuilder NQEA Australia one week later. Seastreak Highlands is the 165th Incat Designs - Sydney vessel to be constructed, and will join sister ships Seastreak New Jersey


Deutz to Repower for Hydrolines

Deutz Canada has received an order for two TBD 620 V12 to repower Hydrolines catamaran Express II, operated by Seastreak. Rated at continuous output of 2,072-hp at 1,800 rpm, the engines drive fixed pitch propellers. Hydrolines also repowered Express I this May with a pair of TBD 620 V12. In conjunction with Seastreak, the company has awarded Deutz Canada the contract to repower its second vessel.


M/V SeaStreak Liberty Offers New Route

SeaStreak America will begin offering Central Jersey commuters who travel into Manhattan a new and efficient mode of transportation. The "M/V SeaStreak Liberty" will operate from the new South Amboy Ferry Landing, 135 Lower Main Street, on the city's redeveloped waterfront. Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2002, the SeaStreak Liberty will provide five weekday departures from South Amboy. The 82-ft. high-speed catamaran carries 300 passengers to Pier 11 (Wall Street) and East


Seastreak New Jersey To Be Christened

Local and state dignitaries will converge on the Monmouth County waterfront to take part in the official unveiling and christening of the M/V SeaStreak New Jersey. The new 141-ft., 400-passenger high speed catamaran will provide daily commuter ferry service from Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, New Jersey to Pier 11 (Wall Street) and East 34th St. in Manhattan. The christening ceremony will be held on Monday, December 10, 2001 at 11:00 a.m


NTSB: Seastreak Allision due to loss of vessel control

The National Transportation Safety Board determined today that the 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. Additionally, the procedure used by the captain to reduce speed and transfer control from one bridge station to another while approaching the pier did not allow enough time to adequately respond to the loss of propulsion control.


Fast Ferry Gets a New Power Package

Seastreak’s Wall Street  Repower Synopsis  Installed power:	Reduced from 5696 kW 		to 3680 kW (35%)   Fuel consumption:	Reduced 30%  	(est. $500,000/year)  Weight:	Reduced 15 tonnes  CO2 emissions:	Per-passenger  value halved

While many owners discuss ideas to suitably maintain maritime service while slashing operating costs, Seasteak LLC, owners a 43m fast ferry Wall Street, put words into action with a dramatic propulsion switch that saw the company maintain sailing schedule and speed while reducing fuel consumption


NTSB Board to Discuss Wall St. Ferry Accident

The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to discuss a 2013 accident involving the Seastreak Wall Street commuter ferry in lower Manhattan. On January 9, 2013, the high-speed passenger ferry, Seastreak Wall Street, on a routine trip from New Jersey to Pier 11/Wall Street


Protecting Your Right to a ‘Bon Voyage’

The National Transportation Safety Board’s Earl F. Weener responds to our March 2014 MarineNews BY THE NUMBERS feature, entitled “Passenger Vessel Safety Record Defies NTSB Hit List.” The NTSB Board Member takes issue with the inference that their scrutiny of the record of


Wall St. Ferry Crash Spurs NTSB Safety Recommendations

Seastreak Wall Street

The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) investigation into the allision of passenger vessel Seastreak Wall Street with Pier 11, Lower Manhattan, New York early last year has led the board to issue a safety alert regarding stairway hazards during docking and undocking.


Feature: Seastreak: Outward Bound

While the fast ferries of SeaStreak were not the first to provide high-speed commuter service to the Highlands region of New Jersey, they were the first to be set-up by a Bermudan company. "Sea Container, Ltd., operates in three main areas," said SeaStreak's General Manager


Sea Containers to Restructure Ferries Division

Sea Containers Ltd., the transport group engaged in marine container leasing, manufacturing, depot and logistics operations, railways operator, ferry operator and leisure industry investor, issued a statement today about a major restructuring of


NY Water Taxis Out of Service

The U.S. Coast Guard put six of New York Water Taxi's nine ferries out of service last week after they failed spot safety inspections following an engine fire on one of the boats, says a Star-Ledger report. No one was hurt in the November 7 fire that was caused by a leak in the boat's oil filter


Sea Containers Quitting Ferries

Sea Containers Ltd. has announced that the company is completely quitting the ferry business, including its SeaStreak commuter service between New York City and New Jersey, taking a $500 million charge and was in talks to amend some of its loan agreements.


Sea Containers to Quit Ferry Business

Sea Containers Ltd. said it would withdraw from the ferry business, and it now expects to take $500 million in charges for the fourth quarter, sending its shares down 9 percent. The company, which runs the SeaStreak commuter service linking New Jersey with New York City


Sea Containers Being Investigated

The law firm of Finkelstein, Thompson & Loughran announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for Southern District of New York against Sea Containers Ltd. and certain of its officers and directors on behalf of


Sea Containers Files for Chapter 11

Sea Containers Ltd. Announced that, in order to achieve a financial restructuring, Sea Containers Ltd and two subsidiaries, Sea Containers Services Ltd and Sea Containers Caribbean Inc, have voluntarily filed for protection under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code


NY’s New ‘Taxi Driver’

By Don Sutherland If you want to call yourself a taxi in New York, you've got things to live up to. Take tradition. A New York taxi always beat everybody to the punch. It was the first away when the light changed, weaving through otherwise orderly rows of cars and trucks


Incat Crowther Announces Refit of Seastreak

Seatreak

Seastreak Wall Street Refit with MTU Engines Incat Crowther  announced the successful completion of the re-fit of the 43m Catamaran Ferry Seastreak Wall Street. Seastreak Wall Street was the third of four such vessels built by Gladding Hearn in Massachusetts, and was launched in 2003


Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating NYC Ferry Allision

NEW YORK – Coast Guard law enforcement officers, from Station New York, prepare to help administer drug and alcohol tests to the crew of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11, Manhattan, Jan. 9, 2013.

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry allision in Manhattan.   The Coast Guard is responding to an allison that occurred at the Pier 11 ferry terminal in Manhattan, N.Y. Fifty-seven injuries have been reported after the ferry Seastreak allided with the pier at 8:45 a.m.  


Wall Street Commuters Give New Ferry a Try

Seastreak Ferry: Photo courtesy of Seastreak

Dozens of Brooklyn straphangers stranded by the 14-month-long R train shutdown to Lower Manhattan try out a new ferry service to Wall Street,  but other commuters shunned the transit alternative as even more of an inconvenience, reports the New York Post.






 
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