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  • 4 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    DFDS Seaways was named “Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator” at the European leg of the 2013 World Travel Awards in Antalya, Turkey (31 August 2013). It is the seventh consecutive year that the ferry company has been recognised for its outstanding service at the World Travel Awards. The 2013 World Travel Awards are recognised worldwide as […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Virgin Islands Port Authority has signed a ten-year agreement with the second largest cruise line in the world, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Limited (RCCL) extending the cruise line’s berthing privileges at the port. VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe said that the agreement between the Port Authority and Royal Caribbean was finalized on December 11, 2015. […]

  • 15 June 2016

    One person died after a motor banca carrying 70 passengers sank at Magallanes Wharf, Agusan Del Norte, on June 11, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.  The boat encountered engine trouble while sailing due to big waves prevailing in the area, according to the PCG. All the passengers onboard panicked, which led them to go to the starboard […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Miami-based cruise line operator Royal Caribbean Cruises and PortMiami broke ground for a new RCL cruise terminal on March 8. The cruise company said that the Terminal A, nicknamed the Crown of Miami, will be able to accommodate the largest cruise ships in the world, those of Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class. Two of the giants, the Allure […]

  • 31 May 2006

    A cruise ship detained in port after a major outbreak of sickness has been given the go-ahead to sail on Saturday. Coastguards at Harwich in Essex found more than 100 passengers and crew on the Van Gogh liner were suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea last week. The ship was detained and 500 new passengers were […]

  • 16 March 2006

    Shipbuilders are capable of building cruise ships even larger than Royal Caribbean International’s planned 6,000-passenger Genesis vessel. But whether passengers and ports are ready for future behemoths is another question, cruise-industry officials said Wednesday.

  • 11 July 2019

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  • 25 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Danish Yachts launched, on Nov 23rd, another SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull), the ‘Sea Hurricane’. Due for handover during December, the vessel is the fourth in the ongoing series of carbon fibre passenger carrying vessels for the wind farm industry. With its unique ballast system that allows the vessel to switch from high speed […]

  • 1 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    The National Maritime Occupational Health & Safety Committee (NMOHSC), comprising the Chamber of Shipping and maritime unions Nautilus International and RMT, released guidelines to shipping companies on violence, aggression, verbal abuse and threats against staff on passenger ships. The parties to the NMOHSC believe that all staff, contractors and passengers on board any ship have […]

  • 25 November 2013

    Danish Yachts launched, on Nov 23rd, another SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull), the ‘Sea Hurricane’. Due for handover during December, the vessel is the fourth in the ongoing series of carbon fibre passenger carrying vessels for the wind farm industry. With its unique ballast system that allows the vessel to switch from high speed […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The number of cars carried by ferries increased by 1.7% from 8.6 million in 2015 to nearly 8.8 million in 2016, marking the fourth successive year of growth, according to Discover Ferries, the industry body for ferry operators. Representing 11 ferry operators in the UK and Ireland, Discover Ferries reports that growth for car travel by sea is […]

  • 3 January 2014

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) can confirm that the rescue operation from the Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica has been completed. RCC Australia was notified at 6.15pm AEDT yesterday evening that the first group of 12 passengers had boarded the helicopter from the Xue Long at around 6pm AEDT. RCC […]

  • 5 June 2013

    A 15m Ro-Pax Ferry, ABRO was recently launched by Baltic Workboats in Estonia and has successfully completed sea trials. ABRO will be operated in the Gulf of Riga, Estonia, between the islands of Abruka and Saaremaa. The small passenger ferry can carry at least 24 passengers. The ferry has a length of 15 m, width […]

  • 26 November 2007

    All 154 passengers and crew of a cruise ship that sank in Antarctic waters have now been flown to safety in mainland Chile. The MS Explorer went down after hitting an iceberg and the passengers spent several hours in lifeboats in sub-zero temperatures.

  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A Celestyal Cruises ship suffered structural damage to its bow and was forced to dock at Turkey’s port of Gallipoli after it collided with the Marshal Islands-flagged product tanker STI Pimlico in the early hours of Saturday. The 37,000 dwt tanker was reportedly carrying highly flammable naphtha at the time of the collision. Local coastal safety authorities reported that […]

  • 12 September 2005

    Cruise ship tourism is increasingly being highlighted by Caribbean officials as evidence of larger numbers of tourist arrivals to many countries in the region. In some cases, pointing to larger numbers of cruise passengers is the plaster that covers a growing sore of decreasing airline passengers and lower hotel occupancy.

  • 6 April 2007

    Colombo Dockyard Limited (CDL) succeeds in securing order for construction of two numbers 250 passenger capacity ships for the Government of India. The significance of the award is that, this is the first time in the history of local shipbuilding industry that a Sri Lankan organisation (in this case CDL) has been awarded a shipbuilding […]

  • 10 May 2010

    The approaching completion of Austal’s next generation 102 metre high speed trimaran ferry heralds a new era in maritime transportation. Set to introduce unprecedented levels of passenger comfort compared to regular high speed craft, particularly in adverse weather conditions, the vehicle-passenger ferry proves a fitting debut for Austal’s second-generation trimaran hull form.

  • 15 October 2012

    Ingrid de Bondt, Deputy of Transport of the Dutch province of South Holland, had the honour of christening the Merwededam, a new ferry complementing the existing fleet of ferry public transport network Waterbus. The ceremony took place in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, on 28 September 2012. The Merwededam operates several ferry routes between Rotterdam and Dordrecht and the Drechtsteden. The 23 metre long passenger vessel […]

  • 22 February 2012

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will be relocating the Hilo Harbor security screening area for cruise ship passengers from inside the Pier 1 Shed to the outside walkway of the pier. Work on the $53,482 project is set to begin February 22 and is scheduled to be completed by March 13, 2012. Tents and […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    British Columbia’s Port of Prince Rupert expects more than a 100% increase in the number of ships and passengers visiting the coastal community this summer, according to its 2017 cruise schedule. A total of 25 vessels carrying around 17,000 passengers will dock at Prince Rupert’s Northland Cruise Terminal in 2017, representing the city’s biggest cruise season […]

  • 24 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island, NY, has selected the Passenger Vessel Association’s (PVA) Green WATERS Program—a comprehensive program designed specifically for passenger vessel operators to promote and enhance environmentally responsible practices—as its environmental stewardship program. “The Staten Island Ferry is the nation’s largest passenger-only ferry system today and in keeping with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s […]