Category archives for: Ferry & Cruise News

Amadeo 1 Capsizes off Southern Chile

Amadeo 1 Capsizes off Southern Chile

Ro-ro ferry Amadeo 1 ran aground in Kirke Canal, some 100 nautical miles north west of Punta Arenas, southern Chile, on Monday, Aug 18, after hitting a rock. The vessel suffered a breach starboard, causing it to take on water, and finally, capsize on coastal shallows, with most of the hull laying above the water. […]

Ireland: 4 out of 5 Freight Segments Up in Q2

Ireland: 4 out of 5 Freight Segments Up in Q2

Irish shipping and port activity rose by 2% in the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the corresponding period of 2013, according to the latest quarterly iShip Index published today by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). The latest analysis also indicates that four of the five principal freight segments grew in the second […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 11 – 15, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 11 – 15, 2014)

Lilly Johanne Capsizes in Turkey Lilly Johanne, a live fish carrier, capsized in Celiktrans shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey, on August 7, iLaks reports …Read more Poland Eyes Canal Construction to Evade Russian Waters Polish authorities have revived plans to build a canal in order to connect the Baltic Sea with the Vistula Lagoon and, thus, […]

VIDEO: Quantum of the Seas Float Out

VIDEO: Quantum of the Seas Float Out

Construction of the first quantum-class ship is in full swing at the Meyer Werft shipyard’s outfitting quay in Papenburg , Germany, where the Quantum of the Seas is scheduled for completion by October 2014. Not only does the cruise ship feature the latest environmental technologies along with enhanced energy efficiency, but it also scores extra points […]

Queen Victoria Off to Early Drydocking. Two Cruises Cancelled.

Queen Victoria Off to Early Drydocking. Two Cruises Cancelled.

Two cruises have been cancelled, as Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria will be heading to her drydocking early amid propulsion problems onboard the ship. Namely, a bearing on one of the ship’s propulsion units needs to be replaced. The multi-million refit will be undertaken by the Blohm + Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, in January 2015 […]

Dublin Port Wants Bigger Piece of Cruise Action

Dublin Port Wants Bigger Piece of Cruise Action

Dublin Port Company has invited submissions from interested companies to develop the cruise business in Dublin Port. Dublin Port Company (DPC) owns and operates Dublin Port, the largest port on the island of Ireland. Dublin has strong brand recognition in the cruise tourism market and is a popular port of call for many major cruise […]

Denmark Pushes for Ballast Water Exemptions

Denmark Pushes for Ballast Water Exemptions

When the IMO’s environment committee, the MEPC, meets in October, exemptions from the forthcoming ballast-water convention for ferries and others will be discussed at Denmark’s behest, Danish Shipowners’ Association said in a release. Danish shipping companies have invested billions of kroner in green technology in recent years and are prepared to make even greater investments […]

Ferry Adrift off Boston, USA

Ferry Adrift off Boston, USA

U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews assisted the crew and passengers aboard the Provincetown IV Ferry, which was disabled near Scituate, Massachusetts, Wednesday, August 13.  Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 4:06 p.m. that the ferry had suffered an engine failure and was unable to make way. A Station Point Allerton 47-foot […]

ECA Low Sulphur Requirements’ Compliance Scrutinized

ECA Low Sulphur Requirements’ Compliance Scrutinized

In a new enforcement initiative, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), has boarded vessels to collect bunker samples to determine whether the vessels’ fuel sources meet the 1.0% fuel oil sulphur limit applicable within the North American Emissions Control Area (ECA), UK P&I Club said. […]

P&O Ferries Extends RO/RO Service at Tilbury Port

P&O Ferries Extends RO/RO Service at Tilbury Port

The Port of Tilbury, owned by Forth Ports Ltd, has signed the contract agreement with P&O Ferries to continue their RO/RO service with their long-term shipping partner, Bore. Commenting on the extension, Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer of Forth Ports said: “Since the service commenced in 2007 we have worked closely with the P&O Ferries’ management team […]

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