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Another Ferry Delivered to MBTA in Boston

(Photo: Incat Crowther)

Glory, the second Incat Crowther designed 27m catamaran ferry built by Gladding Hearn for MBTA of Boston has been delivered following on from sister ship Champion.When Champion was launched late last year, she was the 500th Incat Crowther designed vessel to enter service; Glory takes that number to 529.

India Rolls-out SOPs for Cruise and Ferry Services

MbPT International cruise terminal. Photo: Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT)

The Government of India has formulated new guidelines in the form of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to handle cruise vessels and cruise passengers in November, 2017.The salient features of these SOPs inter alia includes submission of documents/data electronically, seamless entry and exit process

Stena Inks Order for Two Additional E-Flexer Ships

(Image: Stena Line)

Ship owner Stena said it has decided to exercise its option to order its seventh and eighth E-Flexer vessels from Avic Weihai Shipyard. The two new vessels will be deployed within Stena Line’s route network with a planned delivery in 2022.Additionally, Stena RoRo has taken an option on the construction

New Larger Ferry Arrives in NYC

(Photo: NYCEDC)

Ridership on the new NYC Ferry system has far exceeded expectations, serving 5 million passengers since the service was launched in May 2017. Now, in response to the record-breaking demand, new larger-capacity ferries are being built for New York waters, the first of which, Ocean Queen Rockstar, has arrived in New York this week.

Bay Ship to Build First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Passenger Vessel

(Image: Bay Ship and Yacht Co.)

California based shipbuilder Bay Ship and Yacht Co. said it has won a contract to build the first hydrogen fuel cell passenger vessel in the U.S. for Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM), a Bay Area company on a mission to eliminate maritime pollution.The zero-emission vessel is expected to be delivered

Thailand Suspends Salvage Effort in Tourist Boat Disaster that Killed 46

Thailand suspended efforts on Thursday to salvage a boat that capsized and sank off its resort island of Phuket, officials said, putting the death toll in its worst tourist-related disaster in years at 46.The Phoenix had 101 on board, including 89 tourists, all but two of them from China, when it went

Indonesian Ferry Carrying 45 Runs Aground Near Singapore Port

SRI KANDI 99 © SMP, Marine Traffic

 An Indonesian-flagged ferry, SRI KANDI 99, ran aground on a rock bund at the southern tip of Pulau Tekong on Monday (9 July) night, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).   "At 11.42pm on 9 July 2018, the MPA received a report that an Indonesian-flagged ferry, SRI KANDI 99,

More Bodies Found after Thai Tourist Boat Disaster

Thai rescue workers pulled three more bodies from the Andaman Sea, officials said on Tuesday, as the grim task of identifying more than 40 dead gets underway following a boat accident off the coast of Phuket last week."Three more bodies were found. One found near Phi Phi island," Somnuek Prempramote,

Dubai Marine Transit Ferry 7 Million Riders in 1H 2018

Photo: Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai

 Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that the total ridership of marine transit modes in Dubai has clocked 7,182,435 riders during the first half of this year. Abras (boat) accounted for the biggest number of commuters ferrying as much as 6,867,348 riders.   “Serving 7,182,435 riders in six

MHI Holds Ceremony for Taiheiyo Ferry

Christening and Launch Ceremony of New "Kitakami" (Photo: MHI)

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening and launch ceremony yesterday for Taiheiyo Ferry Co., Ltd's "Kitakami".    The vessel will replace the old Kitakami, one of three large ferries providing regular service between the ports of Nagoya,

BMT Launches Hybrid ‘Eco Ferry’ Design

Photo: BMT

BMT has announced the launch of a striking new hybrid ferry design which could pave the way for a cleaner, more cost-efficient energy option for ferry operators.  At 31m, the 149-passenger ‘Eco Ferry’ has a top speed of 20 knots and offers an unrivaled, intelligent hybrid system delivering smooth, silent and vibration-free power.

SMS Completes HSC Refit in Cherbourg

Condor Rapide Bow (Photo:Deep South Media)

SMS, a ship repair and marine engineering service company based in Southampton, has completed its first major high speed craft (HSC) refit in France. Last week, SMS docked the HSC Condor Rapide on the Port Normands Associe’s (PNA) ship lift at the Port of Cherbourg in France.The Rolls-Royce syncrolift is 90m x 32m and offers a 3000T lift capacity.

Maritime Decarbonization: The Path Starts in Norway

Images Courtesy: Brødrene Aa

Breaking new ground: the all-electric, zero-emissions Future of The FjordsNorwegian cruise vessel offers amazing tourist experience while protecting fragile UNESCO World Heritage environmentFuture of the Fjords, the world’s first all-electric and completely emissions-free ship, launched in April this year by Norwegian tours operator The Fjords,

WFSA's sixth annual International Design Competition

Image Credit: WFSA

The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) announces its sixth annual international student design competition for a safe affordable ferry, seeking designs for a passenger vessel to traverse the iconic Pasig River of Metropolitan Manila.   Metropolitan Manila, composed of 18 municipalities (including the City of Manila),

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