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  • 8 June 2005

    PORT BLAIR: Jetties play an important role in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the logistics of transporting passengers and cargo to various islands. Their significance in the life of the people can be understood from the fact that there are 49 jetties at various islands for berthing ships. But several of them have been […]

  • 7 June 2005

    The U.S. Supreme Court, expanding the scope of a landmark federal disabilities law, ruled Monday that foreign cruise lines sailing in U.S. waters must provide better access for passengers in wheelchairs.

  • 1 June 2005

    The administration of Russia’s Maritime Territory (MT) and the Russian Railways public joint-stock company have worked out a programme for the development of transport infrastructure. The purpose of the programme is to promote an increase in the transportation of freight and passengers, Alexander Artamonov, press secretary of the Vladivostok branch of the Far Eastern Railway, […]

  • 12 May 2005

    The cruise ship company Transocean Tours will resume trips to Israel late this year with the Astor to dock in the Israeli port of Ashdod in November. Passengers on board the Astor would be offered excursions to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Caesarea and the Dead Sea, the company said in presenting its programme for 2006.

  • 2 May 2005

    The DAMEX shipyards, in eastern Santiago de Cuba province, built a catamaran that will be used for passenger transportation in the country. Rio Las Casas, the first boat of its kind built in Cuba using aluminum technology, can carry 237 passengers. The catamaran will be operated by the company Practicos de Cuba and will cover […]

  • 28 April 2005

    “The Police are dealing with the injured passengers on our ferry, the overall condition is fine.” Having a walkie-talkie on hand, Hung Shun-leung was able to grab the latest situation about the rescue. The Hong Kong Marine Department’s Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Center (MRCC) conducted a maritime search and rescue exercise Wednesday. Acting Senior Marine Officer […]

  • 27 April 2005

    A cruise ship hit a pier while docking in Mexico, cutting a 42-foot gash in the ship’s side and delaying its return to New Orleans. Nobody was hurt, but the 2,030 passengers will have to either fly back on chartered flights or wait until the repairs are done, said Michael Sheehan, a spokesman for Royal […]

  • 26 April 2005

    Saint Petersburg, Florida – Rough weather turned a trip on a St. Petersburg Casino ship into a nightmare. Passengers on the Ocean Jewel were expecting to return at 11pm Saturday night. Instead they didn

  • 25 April 2005

    A cruise ship hit a pier while docking in Mexico, cutting a 13-meter (42-foot) gash in the ship’s side and delaying its return to New Orleans. Nobody was hurt, but the 2,030 passengers will have to either fly back on chartered flights or wait until the repairs are done, said Michael Sheehan, a spokesman for […]

  • 25 April 2005

    The Interisland ferry with 670 people on board, lost all propulsion near the entrance to Tory Channel yesterday morning. Emergency services were activated, but engineers were able to restore power. During the crossing, passengers endured six metre swells and winds reaching 100 kilometres an hour before the ship limped into Picton, almost three hours late.

  • 25 April 2005

    With more cruise lines pushing to base ships at ports outside of Florida, an increasing number of passengers are starting their voyages out of the former Navy yard in South Philadelphia. More than 92,000 travelers – a 50-percent increase over last year – are expected to board ships at the Cruise Terminal at Pier 1 […]

  • 22 April 2005

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today releases its final report (M02W0135) into the investigation of a switchboard fire aboard the Statendam in the waters of the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. On August 4, 2002, the passenger vessel Statendam embarked passengers in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a one-week return-cruise to Alaska, United States.

  • 21 April 2005

    A 70-foot wave that slammed into a New York based megaliner not only shattered some glass and the confidence of some passengers, but it also pointed up the differences between ocean liners and cruise ships. Seas were rough for at least 11 hours before a seven story wave suddenly slammed into the bow of the […]

  • 18 April 2005

    New York – A cruise ship struck by a freak seven-storey-high wave that smashed windows and sent furniture flying returned to New York Harbour on Monday and docked at its berth on the Hudson River. The Norwegian Dawn arrived with more than 2 000 passengers still on board after about 300 others decided to disembark […]

  • 18 April 2005

    A seven-story wave damaged a cruise ship returning from the Bahamas over the weekend, smashing windows, flooding more than 60 cabins and injuring four passengers. The Norwegian Dawn was diverted from its route when the ship ran into rough weather on the way back to New York on Saturday. The 965-foot-long vessel docked in the […]

  • 11 April 2005

    Cruise industry officials say the 2005 visitor season is shaping up to be a busier one for the industry and Juneau business owners. The cruise lines expect a 4 percent growth in cruise passenger visits to Juneau over 2004 arrivals. An estimated 914,962 cruise passengers will visit the capital between May 8 and Sept. 27, […]

  • 8 April 2005

    Holland America, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises and Radisson Seven Seas all have ships that currently make Norfolk their home port. Radisson Seven Seas Navigator, a high-end ship with a passenger capacity of 490, won’t be sailing out of Norfolk in 2006. Neither will Celebrity Cruise’s Horizon ship, which has a capacity of 1,350 passengers.

  • 31 March 2005

    MACKINAW CITY – A long-awaited marine construction project in Mackinaw City will soon begin when barges arrive to start the first phase of a $9.5 million new state harbor of refuge. The initial work will include the installation of two breakwaters outside the area known as the State Dock, where car ferries used to serve […]

  • 9 March 2005

    As many as 2,500 passengers aboard Carnival Cruise Line

  • 9 March 2005

    Toll Shipping hopes to get the green light from the Maritime Safety Authority (MSA) today to resume passenger services on its trouble-plagued Interislander ferry Aratere. The MSA banned the Aratere from carrying passengers on February 10 after steering failure on the ferry entering Wellington harbour with 190 passengers aboard.

  • 9 March 2005

    ONE of the world’s biggest cruise ships was forced to tie up at the Port of Brisbane’s unsightly container wharves yesterday, unable to dock at Hamilton where a new $350 million cruise ship terminal complex is being built. Too big to fit under the Gateway Bridge, the 300m, 18-storey high Sapphire Princess had to unload […]

  • 7 March 2005

    Cruise-ship visits to St. Croix dropped 95 percent, from 237,407 passengers on 138 cruise-ship calls in 2001 to 12,606 on five cruise-ship visits through November of last year, according to Henry de Lagarde, director of USVI tourism in New York City.