Passenger Vessels

IMO: Making Ferries Safer

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) domestic ferry safety conference in Manila April 24 has adopted guidelines to aid the process of reducing the mounting

EUROPA 2 Undergoes First Scheduled Docking

As part of its first scheduled docking, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ EUROPA 2 underwent technical maintenance at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg from April 11-24, 2015.   At the same time,

Spanish Ferry Operator Enrolls in Carbon Credits Program

Spanish ferry operator Baleària has signed up to AkzoNobel’s carbon credits program. The company has enrolled its passenger ferry Martin i Soler into the scheme,

Great Lakes Shipyard Awarded Ferry Repair Contract

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a drydocking contract for Miller Boat Line’s M/V Put-In-Bay.   The ferry was hauled out using the 770-ton capacity Marine Travelift at Great Lakes Shipyard.

South Korea Plans to Raise Sewol Ferry

South Korea said on Wednesday it will raise the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children, yielding to pressure from

S. Korea Okays Salvage Sunken Sewol Ferry

 South Korea has approved plans to salvage a sunken ferry that capsized last year in the Yellow Sea killing over 300 people, Public Safety and Security Minister Park In-yong said.

SCH Services Anthem of the Seas in Southampton

Terminal operators Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) are utilizing their considerable experience in handling cruise vessels to service the biggest cruise ship to call in the port of Southampton.

Anthem of The Seas Christened in Southampton

 Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, was named in Southampton, U.K.,  in a spectacular ceremony.   U.K. travel agent godmother  Emma Wilby named the 4,

IMO Conference to Address Ferry Safety

Conference on the enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on non-international voyages, Manila, the Philippines, April 24, 2015   The International

Royal Caribbean Cuts Profit Forecast

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd cut its adjusted profit forecast for the year, citing a jump in fuel prices since its January forecast and a strong dollar.   Shares

Fishing Vessel Skipper Fined for Collision

The skipper of a fishing vessel that collided with a ferry was fined after pleading guilty for failing to keep a proper lookout. The skipper, Lindsay Haugh, of the fishing vessel Onward N336,

Halifax Cruise Ship Season Delayed

 Halifax's first scheduled cruise call for this year has been cancelled due to expected bad weather this weekend.   The Regal Princess, a vessel operated by Princess Cruises,

Kvichak Wins Contract to Build Two Ferries

Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Industrial Company, was awarded a contract by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), San Francisco, Calif. for

Canada's Ferry Operators Highlight Safety

As Canadians remember the tragic sinking of the Korean ferry, MV Sewol, one year ago today, Canada’s ferry operators remind Canadians of the notable safety track record of its sector.

Super Ship Equipped with MERUS Water Treatment

Uniworld’s S.S. Maria Theresa sails European rivers with the sustainable MERUS water treatment   Uniworld's new luxurious super ship, the S.S. Maria Theresa,

OSK-ShipTech Acquires Jørgen Petersen

OSK-ShipTech A/S has acquired consulting naval architects A/S Jørgen Petersen who has more than 40 years of experience in ship design and consulting in the marine industry.

Scandlines Enhance Puttgarden-Rødby Route Capacity

  Scandlines has deployed the M/V Mercandia VIII ferry in order to increase the capacity for the following months, while the passenger ferry M/V Prinsesse Benedikte is at the yard.

Carnival Expands Fleet with Larger, Newer Ships

Carnival Victory and Carnival Magic to provide new options from Central Florida   Starting in February 2016, Carnival Cruise Line passengers sailing from Port

Linde's LNG Fuel Gas System for High-speed Ferry

  The Linde Group, via its Swedish Engineering subsidiary Cryo AB, has been awarded a contract by Meyer Turku Shipyard of Finland to build a liquefied natural

Arctic Yacht Race from New York to Victoria

 Extreme Arctic yacht race planned  a race through the Northwest Passage, from New York to Vancouver Island, is possible only because of sea-ice melt, the organizer says.

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