Category archives for: Ferry & Cruise News

Hundreds Stranded off Nahant, Massachusetts

Hundreds Stranded off Nahant, Massachusetts

Coast Guard crews are assisting a disabled passenger vessel approximately 13 miles east of Nahant, Massachusetts.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification at approximately 4:30 p.m., that the 83-foot passenger vessel Cetacea had a line entangled in its propeller and was disabled with 163 people aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Tybee, Coast […]

Costa Concordia Changes Hands

Costa Concordia Changes Hands

The notarial deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the Saipem/San Giorgio del Porto consortium was signed on Sunday, July 27, at 3.40 pm.   The deed rules that the sale is carried out for the specific purpose of demolishing and recycling the wreck as agreed and in accordance with […]

USCG Medevacs Passenger from Carnival Fantasy

USCG Medevacs Passenger from Carnival Fantasy

A crew aboard a United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter medically evacuated a passenger Thursday night from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy, approximately 40 miles east of Charleston.   Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified via satellite phone call of the situation at approximately 8 p.m. The report stated a […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary …Read more Dockwise Vanguard to Transport Costa Concordia Wreck? Dockwise Vanguard may be the solution for the transportation of Costa Concordia wreck to the scrapyard, since the […]

Costa Concordia Safely Reaches Genoa

Costa Concordia Safely Reaches Genoa

After little more than four days of navigation Costa Concordia has entered the Port of Genoa.   In the final stages of the journey the convoy travelled at a speed of about 1 knot per hour. That speed was further reduced to allow the arrival in the port, as expected, during the night between Saturday and Sunday, […]

Sewol Owner’s Cause of Death a Mistery

Sewol Owner’s Cause of Death a Mistery

The South Korean state forensic agency has reported that it was impossible to determine the cause of death of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive shipping tycoon allegedly responsible for April’s Sewol ferry disaster, due to the state of progressed decomposition of the body, according to Yonhap.   The body of the 73-year-old billionaire, owner of Chonghaejin Marine Co., operator […]

Royal Caribbean’s Overall Business Solid

Royal Caribbean’s Overall Business Solid

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. reported that yields for the second quarter were up double digits in Europe and China offsetting the Caribbean’s softness.   As explained by the company, “this was at the high end of the company’s guidance driven by strong close-in booking trends for European and China sailings despite continued softness in the […]

Update: Slowly but Surely Concordia Convoy Pushes Ahead

Update: Slowly but Surely Concordia Convoy Pushes Ahead

After approximately 30 hours of navigation, the Concordia has travelled for 63 nautical miles at an average speed of 2 knots. At the moment, the convoy is located between Isola d’Elba and Corsica, the salvage team informed last night.   The sea was said to be calm, accompanied by a North/North East wind with a […]

EMSA Bankrolled for Marine Pollution Response

EMSA Bankrolled for Marine Pollution Response

The European Council has adopted a regulation to finance the actions of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in the field of response to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations in the years 2014 to 2020.   The final adoption of the legislative act by the Council follows an agreement reached […]

Cargo Cruises aboard Giants of the Seas

Cargo Cruises aboard Giants of the Seas

CMA CGM Group is now offering genuine cruises aboard its biggest vessels, the new 16,020 TEUs container ships, such as the Marco Polo or the Alexander von Humboldt.   These giants of the seas (365 meters long, which is equivalent to more than 4 soccer fields), are among the largest vessels of their kind in the […]

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