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ACO Marine Completes Work for Jadrolinija

Photo: ACO Marine

ACO Marine said it has completed the commissioning of wastewater treatment units aboard the ropax sisters Sveti Krševan, Supertar and Cres operated by Croatian owner Jadrolinija.The three 87.6m vessels were each retrofitted with a Clarimar MF-2 biological-type sewage treatment plant at the Dalmont shipyard in Kraljevica,

Hurtigruten Trio Due for Hybrid Power Upgrades

BATTERY POWERED: Hurtigruten is converting three more ships to become hybrid-powered. Photo: MAXIMILIAN SCHWARTZ/Hurtigruten

Three vessels lined up for large-scale makeovers will be transformed to hybrid powered expedition cruise ships, owner and operator Hurtigruten announced.Equipped with battery packs and other green technology, the three ships will operate year-round expedition cruises along the Norwegian coast from 2021 on yet to be disclosed itineraries.

Ferry Runs Aground in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard Station Point Allerton crew members respond during the grounding of the ferry Lightening in Boston Harbor, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Point Allerton)

Four people were injured Friday morning when a Boston-bound ferry ran aground off Long Island in Boston Harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard said. At approximately 7:45 a.m., J.P. Vega, operations manager for Boston Harbor Cruises, reported to Coast Guard watchstanders that the ferry Lightening ran aground with 84 people aboard.

FTA Awards $32.8Mln to U.S. Passenger Ferry

Photo: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $32.8 million in project selections to improve the safety and reliability of America’s passenger ferries and enhance mobility for ferry users across the United States.A total of nine projects in nine states will receive funding from the FTA’s Passenger Ferry Grant Program.

Incat, Austal Choose MAN for Ferries

Photo: MAN Energy Solutions

Incat and Austal ferries to maintain Trinidad and Tobago seabridge Prominent Australian shipbuilders, Austal and Incat Tasmania, have ordered a total of eight MAN 16V28/33D STC engines in connection with the decision of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago to build one fast ferry at each yard.

Meyer Werft to Float Out of Norwegian Encore Soon

Pic: Meyer Werft

Norwegian shipbuilder Meyer Werft announced that Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)'s newest cruise ship Norwegian Encore will most likely be leaving the covered building dock II on 17 August 2019.The ship has a rating of 169,145 GRT and measures 333.46 m in length and 41.4 m in width, with capacity for 4,004 passengers.

CMB, Tsuneishi To Build a Hydrogen-Powered Ferry

Photo: CMB

CMB and Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft (TFC) has announced that both companies will work together to build the world’s first passenger ferry powered by a dual fuel hydrogen-diesel internal combustion main engine.After receiving the necessary regulatory approval, the ship will be built at TFC’s facilities in Onomichi,

Balearia Launches Florida-Bahamas Fast Ferry

Image: Baleària Caribbean

Baleària Caribbean has launches a new fast-transport service linking Fort Lauderdale (Florida) with the island of Bimini in the Bahamas.  The fast ferry connecting these two ports has a 650-person capacity and a maximum speed of 38 knots—35 for service—with the journey taking just under two hours.

Saga Sells Sapphire Vessel to Turkish Firm

Image: Saga

Turkish-based tour operator Anex Tour is entering the cruise business with the acquisition of Saga Cruises' Saga Sapphire.Anex chairman Neset Kockar said the acquisition would allow the Turkish holiday giant to create a “unique eastern Mediterranean cruise experience”. “With changing habits of travelers,

Quark Expeditions Holds Keel-Laying Ceremony

Photo: Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions, a leader in polar adventures, held the keel-laying ceremony for its pioneering new ship Ultramarine on August 2, officially kicking off the next stage in the ship’s construction: the build of its hull and superstructure.Held at Brodosplit, the largest shipyard in Croatia, the

Death toll in capsized Philippine ferries climbs to 31

The death toll from the capsize of three Philippine ferries in bad weather rose to 31 on Sunday as rescuers found more bodies, a coast guard official said.The motorised, wooden-hulled boats were carrying a total 96 passengers and crew when harsh weather conditions caused the vessels to overturn off

Tentative Deal to End Alaska Ferry Strike

The Tazlina, one of many Alaska Marine Highway System ferries idled - greatly inconveniencing the general public - by the nine-day labor strike; one which was characterized as 'illegal' by Governor Mike Dunleavy's administration. Image: Vigor / State of Alaska

Contract negotiators between striking Alaska ferry boat workers and state officials have reached a tentative deal to end a 9-day-old walkout that has shut down the state Maritime Highway System, a federal mediator said on Friday.About 420 members of the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific (IBU) walked off the job on July 24,

Christening Ceremony for Hankyu Ferry

Photo courtesy of MHI

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening and launch ceremony on August 2 for a ferry currently under construction for Hankyu Ferry Co., Ltd., which is based in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The new vessel, named "Settsu,

AAM Delivers High-Speed Ferry to Kitsap Transit

The Lady Swift, an aluminum catamaran coupled to a composite superstructure and a dynamic carbon fiber hydrofoil, was delivered to Bremerton on Friday, July 26, 2019. PHOTO: AAM

All American Marine (AAM) has completed construction and delivered the last of three low wake and high-speed passenger vessels built for Kitsap Transit based in Bremerton, Wa.The Lady Swift, an aluminum catamaran coupled to a composite superstructure and a dynamic carbon fiber hydrofoil, was delivered to Bremerton on Friday, July 26, 2019.

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