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.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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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, David Stafford "marine container leasing, various leisure-bound operations, and passenger transport." SeaStreak falls into the third group, one of several comparable operations the parent company runs worldwide
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 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 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.
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 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
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
New York was hardly unique for developing ferry services, but this city of islands was one of the most prolific. At their height, more than 60 routes linked Manhattan, New Jersey, and the four other boroughs. Before there were skyscrapers, before there were subways
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a notice stating that it will conduct a meeting in Washington, DC on September 17, 2002. Among the items on the agenda are the Marine Accident Reports relating to the grounding of the small passenger vessel FINEST at Sandy
Local and state dignitaries convened on the Monmouth County waterfront to take part in the christening of the Gladding-Hearn built M/V Seastreak New Jersey, a 141-ft. (42.9-m), 400 passenger high speed catamaran which will provide daily commuter service from Atlantic Highlands, and Highlands, N.J