Passenger Vessels

Fund Targets Mols-Linien

 The Danish equity fund Polaris makes a tender offer on all shares of the ferry operator Mols-Linien, which sails on routes Odden-Ebeltoft and Odden-Aarhus.    Polaris

Search for Missing after Philippine Ferry Sinks, 38 dead

  Divers will search waters in the central Philippines on Friday for 15 people still missing after a ferry carrying 187 passengers and crew sank a day earlier,

Silversea Cruises Plans New Flagship

 Cruise operator Silversea Cruises has unveiled its new flagship, the Silver Muse, which will begin sailing the seas in April 2017.    Built by Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri,

Silversea Cruises Orders Luxury Ship from Fincantieri

Shipbuilder Fincantieri has received an order to build a new luxury cruise ship for client Silversea Cruises due for delivery in April 2017.    At 40,700 grt and accommodating 596 guests,

New Monitoring Network for Scottish Ports

Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions

Philippine Ferry Sinks, 36 Dead

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday, killing at least 36 people but the majority of those on board were rescued,

Striking Ferry Workers to Ease Blockade of Calais Port

Striking ferry workers blocking access to Calais port in northern France agreed on Wednesday to let some boats through, partly lifting a blockade in its third day.

KVH’s NEWSlink Team Now Producing 100 Different Newspaper Titles

KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched “Philippine Business,” the 100th unique newspaper title produced under the NEWSlink brand. The new title

Union Vows More Channel Tunnel Disruption

Ferry workers will disrupt traffic through the sub-sea Channel tunnel between France and Britain for 48 hours from midday on Thursday, a union official said. "We

TUI Cruises Orders 2 More Ships from Meyer Turku

Meyer Turku to build Mein Schiff 7 and 8 for TUI Cruises  TUI Cruises GmbH and Meyer Turku Oy signed an agreement for the construction of two new cruise ships,

Protests Shut Channel Tunnel Again

The Channel Tunnel closed again on Tuesday due to protesting MyFerryLink workers, its operator Eurotunnel and French traffic supervision body Bison Fute said. The

Ferry Services at Calais Shut Again

 Britons faced chaos in Calais last night after striking French sailors blocked the port for the second time in a week. Ferry services between Dover and Calais

Ferry Workers Block Calais Port Again in Dispute

Employees of a ferry service recently sold by Eurotunnel renewed a blockade of the northern French port of Calais on Monday after a court rejected their bid to

Abu Dhabi Wins Volvo Ocean Race's In-port Series

 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), despite pulling into the port of Gothenburg, Sweden, in fifth place on Monday.     The Emirates team, skippered by Walker,

Viking Sea Floated Out From Drydock

 Viking Ocean Cruises has announced its second ship—the 930-passenger Viking Sea —was floated out from Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard, marking a major construction

Scottish Ferry Workers on Strike

 Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members at the ferry operator CalMac go on strike over the future of services of Scotland’s west coast as two thirds of CalMac routes have been suspended.

Indian Navy, Coast Guard Save 14 From Sinking Vessel

 In a swift response to an SOS from a distressed offshore coastal vessel, the Indian Navy and Indian coast guard rescued 14 people from the crew of the Indian flag cement carrier ship,

Channel Tunnel Traffic Resumes After Strike

Traffic through the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France has resumed, a spokesman for operator Eurotunnel said on Wednesday. "Traffic is totally normal

Virgin Cruises to Sail Out of Miami in 2020

 Virgin Cruises will launch its first luxury liner in 2020 from Miami, British tycoon Richard Branson announced, placing his bets on medium-sized "boutique" ships.

French Port Strike Brings Travel Chaos

 A strike by French ferry workers is causing travel chaos in the south of England and Eurostar services from London are experiencing long delays.   Calais strike

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