Passenger Vessels

Cruise Ship Gets Within 298-miles of the N. Pole

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises say that their expedition ship 'Hanseatic' has set a new record for passenger ships in the Northeast Passage, when the 122.8-metre-long ship

Voith Schneider Propellers Drive Double-ended Ferry MS Frisia IV

  Ferries operated by Norden-Frisia AG have been serving the East Frisian island of Norderney for many decades. Navigation in these coastal waters poses special

Keel Laid for Holland America Line’s New Ship

Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship on August 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 680-ton block

Ferry Runs Aground in Lynn Harbor

Ferry Cetacea ran aground about a quarter of a mile from the pier in Lynn Harbor, Massachusetts yesterday, with 13 passengers and four crew aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported.

Federal Officials Approve Plans to Replace Mukilteo Terminal

The 60-year-old Mukilteo Ferry Terminal is one step closer to replacement. On Friday, Aug. 22 the Federal Transit Administration signed a record of decision allowing

Pearl Seas Cruises Embarks on Inaugural Sailings

Just six weeks into its inaugural season, Pearl Seas Cruises has announced the successful start of its 210-passenger flagship, Pearl Mist, which currently operates

New Double-ended Ferry for Norderney

New double-ended ferry serving the North Sea island of Norderney – Safe and eco-friendly maneuvering in shallow, high-sediment water using Voith Schneider Propellers Ferries

Survitec Escape Slide Chosen for Norwegian Ferry

The all-electric Zero Cat ferry, currently under construction at the Fjellstrand yard in Norway, will enter service next year with Norled as the first Norwegian

Alaskan Ferry Repower Completed

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced the

Libyan Boat Sinks: Perhaps Plus 250 Lost

More than 250 migrants may have died when a boat sank a kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, a coastguard official said on Sunday. "We believe there

Iconic Star Ferry in Move to New Wan Chai Pier

With effect from the first departure on Saturday 30 August 2014, Hong Kong's “Wan Chai – Tsim Sha Tsui” ferry service will operate from the new Wan Chai Ferry Pier.

AoS Holds Service for Norstream Ferry Crew

A special service was held on August 18, 2014 for the P&O Ferry crew. The shipping container was found with 35 stowaways at Tilbury port. The Norstream crew

Propulsion Woes Bring Queen Victoria to Early Refit

Cunard’s Queen Victoria to undergo multimillion dollar refit at Blohm & Voss Shipyard in January 2015, nearly one year ahead of its planned December 2015 maintenance.

Indonesia Tourist Boat Sinking: Update

Bad weather was hampering a desperate search on Monday for two foreign tourists still missing after a boat travelling between two Indonesian islands sank at the weekend,

Indonesian Tourist Boat Sinks - 15 Missing

Fifteen foreign tourists were missing on Sunday after a boat travelling between islands in eastern Indonesia sank, an Indonesian search-and-rescue official said.

Brazilian Ferry Launched

AFAI Southern Shipyard and CoCo Yachts Holland announced that the first Urban Sprinter 2000, yard number ASA 042, was launched August 14, 2014. The Urban Sprinter

Bangladesh Ferry Owner Arrested on Murder Charge

A special Bangladesh anti-crime unit on Wednesday arrested the owner of a ferry that sank in a river killing about 110 people, the first time authorities took such

Hornblower Cruises Hires Special Projects Manager

Hornblower Cruises & Events says it has hired Scott Keever as Manager, Special Projects; details as follows: After graduating from the California Maritime Academy

Incat Crowther Launches Ferries for Sydney

Incat Crowther announced the launch of Mary Reibey and Annabelle Rankin, the second and third in a series of 24m catamaran passenger ferries for Captain Cook Cruises.

Superlative Cruising Encounter

A fleet of seven cruise ships attract 600,000 visitors to the fourth Hamburg Cruise Days. It was ‘time to say goodbye’ to the Deutschland and AIDAstella last Sunday,

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