Passenger Vessels

MSC Cruises Advance Onboard Wi-Fi System

MSC Cruises has started a fleet-wide optimization installed by Marlink to improve shipboard VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) connectivity. MSC Cruises said it

Interferry Welcomes IMO Decision on LNG Fuel Tank Placement

Interferry has welcomed a decision at last week’s IMO Maritime Safety Committee meeting (MSC94) setting out rules for the location of fuel tanks on LNG-powered ships,

Fincantieri Sign MoUs with Carnival & CSSC

  Fincantieri, the world leader in the construction of cruise ships, has signed two memorandums of understanding, respectively with Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise line,

Energy Storage System Ordered for LNG Battery Hybrid Ferry

Norwegian hybrid to be the first LNG battery ferry to operate on commercial routes Corvus Energy, Siemens AS and Fjord1 have announced the award of the contract for the Fannefjord LNG hybrid ferry.

Sustainability Report: Carnival Ahead of Emissions Goal

Carnival Corporation & plc released a report today detailing its sustainability efforts, including initiatives which enabled the company to meet its corporate goal

New Agency to Replace S. Korea Coast Guard after Ferry Disaster

South Korea launches a massive new government agency this week to handle emergency rescue and safety management seven months after a ferry disaster killed 304 people

Meyer Turku Building another Ship for TUI Cruises

Meyer Turku Oy celebrated the start of production of cruise ship Mein Schiff 5 on November 18, 2014, as the cutting machine was started by Mike Schwanke, Marketing

Hybrid Ferry Completes Three-month Trial

Corvus Energy announced the completion of the three-month trial of the hybrid ferry MF Finnøy.  The refit vessel used a 960V, 260kWh Energy Storage System (ESS)

Firefighting Ferry Crew Awarded for Bravery

Britannia Seaways crew who fought raging fire in heavy seas receive 2014 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea One year to the day after surviving an explosive

Norovirus Strikes Carnival's Crown Princess – Again

A cruise ship with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by norovirus was met by public health officials when it docked in California on Sunday,

Italy Region, Island Seek $274m in Concordia Damages

Officials for Italy's Tuscany region and the island of Giglio said on Monday they would seek a total of 220 million euros ($274 million) in damages from Costa Cruises,

SCI Declares 1H Financial Results

  The Shipping Corporation of India declared its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended 30.09.2014 posting a profit of Rs.18.59 Crores as compared to a loss of Rs.

NY-Area Seafarers to Join MM&P

New York Harbor Tug Boat Captains and Crews, Staten Island Ferry Workers, Circle Line and Other Tourist Boat Crews Vote to Join New Union.   New York-area watermen who operate tugboats,

Port Canaveral Welcomes Explorer of the Seas

Starting November 15, 2014, Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas begins homeporting at Port Canaveral through March 2015, offering a new nine-night itinerary

Convicted Crew of Korean Ferry File Appeals

Eight of the 15 surviving crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April have filed for appeal against their convictions on negligence charges in the

Quantum of the Seas Sails into New York Harbor

Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, arrived in the New York Harbor in the early morning hours on November 10. The 167,800-gt cruise ship,

Classic Design with Tomas Tillberg

Cruise ship and passenger vessel design are unique in the maritime world, evolving with time and style, demanding efficient power and safety for these cities at sea.

Cruise Vessel Drydocked at Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract for routine drydocking of the M/V Nautica Queen. The cruise vessel was hauled out using the 770-ton capacity

S. Korea Prosecutor to Appeal Ferry Crew Verdicts

A South Korean prosecutor said on Tuesday his team would appeal against court rulings on the 15 crew of a capsized ferry who were given prison terms ranging from five to 36 years.

S.Korea Ferry Captain Gets 36 years

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April killing 304 passengers was jailed for 36 years on Tuesday after a court found him guilty of negligence,

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