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WheelHouse Names VP of Operations

Ian Morris, WheelHouse VP, Operations

As part of the continued growth of WheelHouse and his evolving role within the company, WheelHouse Technologies announces the promotion of Ian Morris to Vice President of Operations."Ian works tirelessly to exceed the expectations of our customers and is continuously tailoring our products and services to meet our customers requirements,

13 dead, 142 Missing in East Congo Boat Casualty

Thirteen people are dead and 142 are missing after a passenger boat sank this week on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Thursday.Speaking to reporters near the site of the accident in South Kivu province, Tshisekedi said 37 passengers had been rescued.Reporting By Stanis Bujakera

BOATBUILDING: What’s in Your Workboat?

WHAT'S INYOUR WORKBOAT: An interesting look at the new catamaran Moose Boats is currently building for Westar Marine Services. (CREDIT: Moose Boats)

Moose Boats rises to the challenge of building its biggest vessel ever. That’s an important step forward for this growing California shipyard. Equally impressive is what’s inside that rapidly developing hull and why those features were chosen.The U.S. boatbuilding scene is a changing landscape of waterfront

Austal Cuts Steel for Fred. Olsen Ferry

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Australian-based global ship building company Austal Limited has commenced construction of the second of two 118 metre high-speed passenger trimaran ferries for Fred. Olsen Express in the Company’s Philippines shipyard.The vessel is due to be delivered by the end of 2020 as part of an A$190 million contract with Fred.

150 Missing After Eastern Congo Shipwreck

About 150 people are missing after a boat sunk on a lake in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Tuesday."I am very saddened by the shipwreck of a pirogue on (Monday) April 15 on Lake Kivu. The provisional toll is 150 people missing," Tshisekedi said on his office's Twitter account.

AAM Delivers Fast Ferry for Kitsap

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All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has delivered the second of three low wake and high-speed passenger vessels for Kitsap Transit. The Reliance, an aluminum catamaran with a composite superstructure, was launched in Bellingham on March 6, 2019 and has been undergoing sea trials and wake-wash testing this past month.

Stena’s NextGen Ferry Floats Out in China

Photo courtesy of Stena Line

Ferry company Stena Line has achieved another major milestone in its fleet investment program with the ‘float out’ ceremony of the second vessel in its new generation E-Flexer series.The second vessel will be named Stena Edda and follows the Scandinavian heritage decided for the five new

SunStone Orders Sixth Newbuild in China

Pic: SunStone Ships, Inc.

Miami-based SunStone Ships signed to build a sixth Infinity-class expedition vessel in China, continuing the European designed, Chinese built concept.The passengership operator said in a press release that it already has a long-term charter agreement in place. Delivery is set for September 2021.SunStone President and CEO,

ICG Sells Oscar Wilde Ferry to MSC

Oscar Wilde. Photo: Irish Ferries

Dublin-based maritime transportation group Irish Continental Group (ICG) has entered into a bareboat hire purchase agreement for the sale of the cruise ferry “Oscar Wilde” to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.The total consideration for the sale is EUR28.9m, payable in instalments over six years, up to 2025.

Ponant Adds Newest Cruise Ship

Photos: Ponant-Philip Plisson

French cruise company Ponant has received its new cruise ship, Le Bougainville, bringing its fleet to eight vessels.The ship, which is the third in the Ponant Explorers series, left Søvik in Norway on the morning of 8 April and she is currently sailing to Spain to start her maiden cruise on 15 April from Malaga.

More Newbuilds for American Cruise Lines

New 2018 coastal cruise ship, American Constitution (Photo: American Cruise Lines)

U.S. coastal and river cruise operator American Cruise Lines continues to accelerate its newbuild program across its diverse fleet, adding new ships to its new Modern Riverboat Series as well as its fleet of new coastal ships and Victorian-style paddlewheelers. American, which introduced a new ship in 2017 and two new ships in 2018,

Copenhagen Ferry Service Extended

Photo courtesy of Damen

Arriva Danmark has extended the requirements of its contract with Damen Shipyards Group in order to account for longer ferry routes in the city of Copenhagen. Arriva originally contracted Damen to deliver five fully-electric Damen Ferry 2306 E3 vessels to cover passenger routes in the central metropolitan area of Copenhagen.

Damen Wins River Cruise Build Deal

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Simon Provoost  (Managing Director, Concordia Damen),  Jörg Eichler (Managing Director, A-ROSA)
Photo credit: A-ROSA

A-ROSA signed a contract with Concordia Damen for a newbuild River Cruise Vessel. The new ship, which is scheduled to be delivered spring 2021, will operate in the northern Rhine region, including trips from Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Bruges. The innovative River Cruise vessel will

109 Vessels Ready for Iranian New Year

Image: Ports & Maritime Organization

109 Vessels vessels with a capacity of 6000 passengers ready for Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year.“800 hundred executives providing 24-hour services in Marine Travel Facility plan during Nowruz” said Allah Morad Afifipour, Director General of Ports and Maritime of Hormozgan.

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