Passenger Vessels

More Bodies Found in Bangladesh Ferry Disaster

Nine bodies were retrieved from a river in central Bangladesh on Wednesday, said Harun-ur Rashid, a regional police official, bringing to 79 the number of people

Launch of Mississippi River Cruise Service

 Governor Bobby Jindal and Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen announced the selection of New Orleans as the homeport for Viking River Cruises’ first North American river cruise itineraries.

Gladding-Hearn Bags Hy-Line Cruises Catamaran Order

  Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Inc., Hyannis, Mass., has ordered a new 493-passenger, high-speed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation.

New Ferry Built for Washington, Oregon

New larger ferry Oscar B will replace the Wahkiakumon on Washington-Oregon route   Construction of the steel-hulled, aluminum superstructure ferry M/V Oscar B

Incat Crowther Delivers Ferries to Angola

  Incat Crowther has delivered Luanda and Cacuaco to Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola. This pair of 36m catamaran passenger ferries, built by Astilleros Armon in Spain,

Florida Companies Push for Ferry Service to Cuba

Catamaran builder Brian Hall is too young to remember when ferries plied the route between Florida and Cuba in the 1950s, but he has plans to be among the first to revive the once-popular route.

ISS Offers Advice on Philippines' Passenger Charge

ISS GMT offers guidance to marine and offshore workers on Philippines’ International Passenger Service Charge    ISS GMT Manila has issued clarification in respect

MARAD Certifying Cruise Security, Safety Training

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) informs it has begun certifying cruise vessel security and safety training program providers.   As part of the voluntary certification,

Inflatable Liferaft Service Requirements Amended

SOLAS regulation III/20.8 requires inflatable liferafts to be serviced at intervals not exceeding 12 months. It also requires the servicing to be carried out at

Bangladesh Ferry Capsizes after Collision, 33 Dead

At least 33 people died in Bangladesh on Sunday when a passenger ferry capsized after colliding with a trawler on the river Padma with more than 100 people aboard, police said.

Cheng Ho Maritime Sea Route Inaugurated

 Indonesia's Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Soesilo inaugurated on Saturday the Cheng Ho sea route package aimed at attracting mainly Chinese tourists.

L-S MSI to Exhibit at Cruise Shipping Miami

L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) will showcase a range of systems and services for cruise ship operations, including automation, integrated navigation,

Spain's First Pure-Gas Marine Engine

 Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with Spanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa to develop and install a pure-gas Bergen engine aboard the Baleària-operated ferry Abel Matutes.

New Riverboat to Homeport in New Orleans

American Eagle is Second Riverboat for American Cruise Lines in New Orleans   Guilford, CT-based American Cruise Lines will introduce its second riverboat to be home-ported in New Orleans.

Ledwidge Named CFO of Irish Continental Group

David Ledwidge has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer at Irish Continental Group Plc (ICG).   A Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

EU Backs Green Ferries Conversion

Maritime transport in the Baltic Sea to become greener with EU support The EU's TEN-T Program will provide more than €2 million to back the upgrade of two ferries

Ballerina's First Electric Ferry Enters Service

With around half a million plug-in electric cars are on the roads worldwide, electric propulsion is now slowly spreading into other types of transportation, one of which is electric boats.

First Ship with Fire Safety Adapted to Methanol

The world’s first ship to run on methanol will soon sail international waters after the fire risk assessment by SP Fire Research was approved. Methanol has long

P&O Ferries, MTN Transform Sea Travel Communications

P&O Ferries and MTN Communications (MTN) announce the delivery of high-performance Internet connectivity and access to online content through the first Wi-Fi hot spot on the English Channel.

Scrubbers for Two Stena Line Ferries

Wärtsilä exhaust scrubber systems to achieve emissions compliance for two Stena Line ferries   Two Ro-Ro vessels owned and operated by Stena Line are to be retrofitted

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