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  • 15 January 2016

    More than one million passengers in 2015 have passed through the Port of New Orleans cruise terminals, up 1 percent compared to 2014, marking the fifth consecutive record year. The port, which ranks the sixth-largest cruise port in the United States, expects that the 2016 cruise season will bring new and larger ships, as Gary LaGrange, Port President and CEO […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The French port of Marseille Fos has experienced a “hot month” as it reported a surge in cargo volumes and passenger numbers during July. Marseille Fos handled 18.6% more cargo during the month, amounting to a total of 7.8 million tonnes, against the same month in 2015, while the port’s passenger numbers increased by 13% to […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Finnish Port of Helsinki set a new annual record for a number of passengers, reaching 11.56 million in 2016, up 3.1 percent from the previous year. A total of 8.74 million passengers passed between Tallinn and Helsinki, and 2.34 million between Stockholm and Helsinki. The port saw a total of 408,900 cruise passengers throughout the cruise season, […]

  • 9 September 2016

    The search for a passenger who went missing from the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship was suspended after 43 hours, according to the United States Coast Guard. Namely, the 32-year-old Rina Patel, from Interlaken, New York, was reported missing on Wednesday while the 1991-built Carnival Ecstasy was some 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. Watchstanders with the 7th Coast […]

  • 16 June 2017

    IMO’s Marine Safety Committee (MSC) has adopted revised safety requirements for passenger vessels in the event of flooding caused by an incident. The revisions to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) chapter II-1, relating to subdivision and damage stability, follow a substantive review of SOLAS chapter II-1, focusing in particular […]

  • 21 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Queensland State Premier Anna Bligh helped Aluminum Boats Australia Launch and hand over its latest vessel the first in a five boat order of 400 passenger Enviro Cat ferries. The vessel was delivered to Transit Systems for utilization on the LNG project between Gladstone Harbor and Curtis Island on the central Queensland coas. This vessel […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    India’s Ministry of Shipping has increased the scope of the Sagarmala project to provide financial support to its ports and state governments for the creation of infrastructure for movement of cargo and passengers by sea or national waterways in an effort to promote coastal shipping in the country. Under the scheme, projects which will be considered for assistance include construction […]

  • 15 April 2016

    The wreck of the Sewol ferry, which sank exactly two years ago taking more than 300 people with it, could emerge from the water off South Korea’s southern coast by the end of July 2016, according to South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF). The salvage operation, which will be undertaken by a Chinese consortium led by Shanghai […]

  • 10 April 2017

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has suspended the search operation for a 32-year-old passenger who went overboard from Carnival Liberty cruise ship ten miles northwest of Berry Islands, Bahamas.  Following a report that Reco Scott from Georgia went overboard from the ninth deck of the cruise ship in the morning hours of April 7, […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Canadian Halifax Port Authority welcomed 141 vessel calls with 222,309 passengers onboard during this year’s cruise season from April 27 to November 2, 2015. The biggest passenger day was October 16, 2015 with approximately 10 thousand passengers. The numbers for this cruise season are short of the port’s initial expectation of 146 cruise vessels with approximately 240 thousand […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Japan-based K Line Kinkai and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) have decided to team up in a joint study related to a newbuilding passenger ferry being fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The work would focus on specifications, engine types and related technical verifications for LNG handling aboard the vessel, according to the companies. K […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    A man with a leg injury was medevaced from Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises’ ocean ship, on June 27 while the vessel was some 12 miles southwest of Yakutat, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was sent to assist the cruise ship, which was en route to Sitka at the time. Watchstanders at […]

  • 15 November 2019

    The passenger terminal was built in eight months.

  • 25 May 2005

    A timely intervention of the maritime administration has saved 68 passengers aboard a ship that developed engine problem, 100 miles off Nigeria’s shores. The ship, MV Praque Yara, flying Sao Tome and Principe flag, was said to have drifted for two days near Brass waters in Rivers State, before sending a distress call to maritime […]

  • 20 May 2007

    Hundreds of cruise liner passengers have been forced to spend the night in Stornoway after bad weather prevented them returning to their ship. The holidaymakers were stranded after a day of sightseeing in the Hebrides.

  • 26 April 2005

    There has been a sharp increase in the number of cruise passengers visiting Malta in the first three months of this year, the National Statistics Office said. The number of cruise passengers went up by 12,922 over the same period last year and amounted to 15,675. In the period under review, the highest number of […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the award and distribution of approximately $123.5 million for passenger ferry projects and ferry operators throughout the United States and selected territories. The funds will support existing ferry service on many of the nation’s waterways, establish new ferry service where it is needed most, and help to […]

  • 4 February 2007

    A Manx ferry passenger has spoken about the moment the vessel collided with a cargo ship in the River Mersey. Pam Comish, who is from Maghull but lives on the Isle of Man, said she was terrified and thought she was going to die when the ferry crashed.

  • 11 January 2012

    Western Marine Shipyard, the country’s leading shipbuilding company, is ready to deliver a catamaran type passenger vessel to the Chittagong Boat Club. Such type of vessels is the largest in Bangladesh and it costs more than BDT 8 crore. The catamaran type passenger vessel was launched on 8th January 2012. Catamaran is a fully air-conditioned […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    An aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego conducted a medevac for a passenger who was experiencing internal bleeding aboard a cruise ship approximately 230 miles south of San Diego Monday morning. The crew of the Carnival Miracle contacted the Coast Guard Sunday afternoon requesting a medevac for the 52-year-old man. A Coast Guard […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has reported that its annual passenger carrying figures exceeded five million for first time in 20 years. During 2016, the company handled a total of 5,055,827 passengers and 1,356,396 cars, which increased by 9.2 percent and 15.9 percent year-on-year, respectively. “Many routes saw very significant rises in both passenger and car […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore sustained superficial damage after it allided with the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina in Baltimore, Maryland in the morning hours of August 28, according to the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The authorities said that there were 447 people aboard the vessel at the time of the incident. The […]