Passenger Vessels

USCG to Inspect Storm-damaged Anthem of the Seas

The storm-damaged Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas is scheduled to return to New York Harbor Wednesday evening where it will be met by a team of inspectors from U.

Royal Caribbean Ship Thrashed by Storm Returns on Wednesday

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship forced to turn back early after being battered by an Atlantic storm was expected to return to its New Jersey port at 9 p.m. on Wednesday (0200 GMT Thursday),

Clipper Yacht Race: Making The Turn

 Strong winds in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race have led to some thrilling racing conditions for the Clipper Race fleet, with teams recording speeds of

Meyer Turku Lays Keel of Tallink’s LNG Ferry

The keel of the Tallink’s new LNG-powered fast ferry Megastar was laid at the Meyer Turku shipyard   The hull assembly of Tallink’s new fast ferry Megastar started

Cruise Repair to Keep GBSL Busy in 2016

Repair yard Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) is in store for a busy year, with 20 cruise vessels booked for repair, maintenance and overhaul work in 2016. The

PVA Elects 2016 Leadership

During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2016 held January 23-26 in Crystal City, Va., members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) elected Margo Marks of Beaver Island Boat Company,

Fincantieri Launches Majestic Princess for China

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has launched its first cruise ship destined for the Chinese market, and will now begin interior fittings ahead of the vessel’s delivery scheduled for spring 2017.

World's Richest Travellers Prefer Panama

 According to AFP Relaxnews, Panama saw the most growth in interest among the world’s richest jetsetters for travel this winter and spring.   Panama saw the most

Peak Shipping Season Is Approaching For United Yacht Transport

 Spring is the busiest season for United Yacht Transport, the North American leader in boat transport. The international boat transporters are set to complete various shipments in the upcoming months.

Shell pushes back investment decision on Canadian LNG project

British Columbia's ambitions to become North America's next major liquefied natural gas exporter took another hit on Thursday, as Royal Dutch Shell pushed back

SS United States to Sail Again

Crystal Cruises reaches deal to restore the record-breaking and storied SS United States to a fully operational modern luxury cruise ship   Crystal Cruises has

IMO Head to Address Interferry Conference

New IMO secretary-general to give keynote speech at trade association Interferry’s 41st annual conference in Manila this October   Korea’s Kitack Lim, whose term

New Passenger Boarding Bridges for Port Canaveral

ADELTE, a provider of Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) and Global Services to cruise and ferry terminals, has been awarded two contracts by the Canaveral Port Authority to design,

MSC Ships Get Bigger

MSC Cruises, the 4th largest cruise line, confirmed the existing STX France options to build an additional two ships in the Meraviglia class.    The ships, valued by MSC at $1.

Rough Waters for Washington State Ferries

Improved funding and management changes have the nation’s largest ferry system on a course to better times. Challenges remain, but WSF tackles each one in turn.

Ferry Grounds near North Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard has transferred five passengers from a ferry that ran aground Saturday in Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina. No injuries, vessel damage or pollution were reported.

SailSafe: A SEA Change for the Better

BC Ferries has improved its safety record, operational practices – and at the same time, its bottom line. In 2007, British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC

ALMACO's Catering Solutions on Norwegian Escape

ALMACO Group has delivered the first of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway-Plus class ships, Norwegian Escape. The largest in Norwegian’s fleet, the

Incat Crowther's Catamaran Ferry for Lomprayah

Incat Crowther delivered Thapdaorai, the seventh catamaran passenger ferry for Lomprayah High Speed Ferries. Constructed by BP Marine, the 34m vessel is an extended

All-Electric Ferry Development Underway

Art Anderson Associates and partner EESImarine have been developing concepts for an all-electric ferry and are now teaming to generate funding for the implementation

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