Ferries News


NTSB Cites Propulsion Failure in 2010 Ferry Accident

Apr 25, 2012

Andrew J. Barberi Lacked Warning Alarm Indicating Propulsion Loss in 2010 Accident. On May 8, 2010, the 310-foot-long passenger ferry Andrew J. Barberi lost propulsion control of one its two cycloidal propellers as the vessel approached St…

Keel-laying of Ferry at STX Finland

Apr 20, 2012

The keel-laying of the Double Ended Ferry to be built for Suomen Lauttaliikenne Oy (Finferries) was performed at STX Rauma Shipyard on Friday, 20 April 2012. The environmentally friendly next-generation ferry will be delivered to the customer at the end of 2012…

IMO Reaffirms Commitment to Ferry Safety

Mar 15, 2012

IMO reaffirms its commitment to domestic ferry safety after Bangladesh disaster. IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has offered his condolences and sympathies to the families of all those who lost their life aboard the passenger ferry Shariatpur-1…

Lake Havasu Catamaran Award for Kvichak

Feb 10, 2012

Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, has recently been awarded a contract to build a 65’ passenger catamaran for the Chemehuevi Transit Authority of Lake Havasu, California. The vessel will operate as a ferry on Lake Havasu, with ports…

Interferry Wins Long Term Support

Feb 10, 2012

Recognition of Interferry’s growing role as a voice for the ferry industry has prompted classification society DNV and bookings/check-in systems specialist Carus to pledge long-term financial support for the trade association and its annual conference…

DMCA Adopts Cruise Safety Measures

Feb 01, 2012

Dubai Maritime City Authority adopts best practices to increase safety and security of cruise ships. New measures implemented in collaboration with Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing.Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the maritime government entity charged with regulating…

U.S. Navy Buys Hawaii Superferries

Jan 31, 2012

Huakai and Alakai Go for $35 Million.The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has transferred two high speed vessels, the Huakai and the Alakai, to the U.S. Navy. The Navy plans to use the vessels to transport troops…

P&O Installs MPM System Upgrade

Jan 20, 2012

P&O Ferries install MPM Hibernation system upgrade. UK ferry operator P&O Ferries has recently taken delivery of Marine Software's MPM Hibernation upgrade for vessels 'European Seaway' and 'Pride of Dover' after deciding to put these vessels into lay-by…

Foss, State, Tribes to Build Columbia River Ferry

Jan 05, 2012

Partnership to create jobs; bring modern vessel to vital transportation link.  Foss Maritime Company is joining with Washington state and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to build a state-of-the-art replacement for an…

24m Catamaran Ferry Launches

Dec 22, 2011

Incat Crowther announced the launch of the 24m Catamaran Ferry Titiroa by Q-west Boatbuilders in Wanganui, New Zealand. The vessel has completed sea trials, and has been delivered to Real Journeys, who will operate the vessel on New Zealand’s South Island…

Ferry Safety Forum for Developing Nations

Dec 09, 2011

A blueprint for safer ferry operations in developing nations has been drawn up at the inaugural Regional Forum on Domestic Ferry Safety - organised by the IMO and trade association Interferry under their ongoing joint project to stem ferry fatalities in the developing world…

Incat Crowther Building Three Catamaran Ferries

Oct 17, 2011

Incat Crowther is pleased to announce that construction is well advanced on three new catamaran ferries to its design. Two 32-metre ferries and one 24-metre ferry will be operated by Riverside Marine to transport workers between Gladstone, Queensland and the new LNG plant on Curtis Island…

PVA: Improve USCG Form 2692 Requirements

Oct 14, 2011

In a letter responding to a Federal Register notice about the renewal of Coast Guard Form 2692, Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) President Jay Spence insisted that the Coast Guard issue new instructions clarifying the circumstances in which…

Kiel Cruise Ship Visits Up 10%

Oct 12, 2011

The 2011 cruise shipping season in Kiel ended today with a visit by the “AIDAcara”. The port was visited 120 times this year by nineteen different ocean-going luxury liners. Some 375,000 cruise ship passengers embarked or disembarked in the port…

Yakima Ferry Removed from Service for Repairs

Oct 07, 2011

The Yakima ferry was immediately removed from service this morning after maintenance crews discovered signs of abnormal wear on the journal bearing, which supports the propulsion shaft. Ferry riders in the San Juan Islands should expect delays…

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