Iridium Can Be the Backbone of Digital Ships

Iridium Communications

Iridium reveals more on the GMDSS terminal and plans in the maritime sector.

Grounded Singapore Ferry Evacuated off Indonesia

Indera Bupala

The ferry's 40 passengers were evacuated by the Indonesian Coast Guard.

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RoRo Passenger Dies after Evacuation off Philippines


A passenger of a roll-on/roll-off vessel died after being medevaced off Cebu, Philippines, on July 10.

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Costa Cruises Inks Genoa Blue Agreement for 2 Italian Ports

cruise ship

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises signs the Genoa Blue Agreement.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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TT-Line Ferry with 217 Passengers Catches Fire off Germany

TT Peter Pan

Damage assessment is still ongoing.

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Fire Erupts on Philippine RoRo Ship

Philippine Coast Guard

A Philippine roll-on/roll-off vessel caught fire while docked in Cebu.

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Brittany Ferries Names Two New Ships, Eyes CO2 Savings

Brittany Ferries

French shipping company Brittany Ferries has unveiled names for its next two ships.

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AG Ems to Convert Another Ferry to LNG

Borkum ferry

Royal Niestern Sander and AG Ems sign an agreement for the conversion of the passenger ship Münsterland to LNG.

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Tallink Secures Loan for LNG-Powered Fast Ferry

Tallink Shuttle Ferry

The new ferry is set for delivery in early 2022.

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Grounded RoRo Carrying Livestock Listing Heavily off Chile

Navimag RoRo Coyhaique

The cattle are being fed but a number of them have reportedly died.

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Search Suspended for Missing Carnival Victory Crewmember

Carnival Victory

After searching around 2,600 square nautical miles for over 45 hours, officials were unable to locate the crewmember.

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Carnival Victory Crewmember Falls Overboard off Cuba

Carnival Victory

The incident occurred on July 4 while the vessel was some 30 miles northwest of Cuba.

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EIB Provides Funding for New Sweden-Finland RoPax

Kvarken Link's new ferry

Kvarken Link Oy would use the funds to finance a new ferry. The vessel will connect Umeå, Sweden and Vaasa, Finland.

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Royal Caribbean Orders 3rd Icon Ship from Meyer Turku

Meyer Turku shipyard

The new vessel is set for delivery in 2025, the company said adding that the order is contingent upon financing.

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World's 1st Dual-Fuel Fast Ferry to Be Completed Next Spring

fast ferry

The world's first fast ferry for passengers and cargo has begun to take shape at the Armon de Gijón shipyard.

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Helsinki Shipyard Oy to Build Cruise Ship Duo for Vodohod

Helsinki Shipyard Oy

Vodohod has placed an order for two luxury cruise expedition vessels at Helsinki Shipyard Oy.

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Wight Shipyard Wraps Up Construction on Ultramar Ferries

Ultramar's new ferries

The vessels, that represent the shipbuilder's second export order, would be transported to Cancun in July.

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Brand New Cruise Ship Allides with Emden Sea Lock Structure

Spirit of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery rammed into a dolphin structure of the Emden large sea lock in Germany.

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Carnival Vista to Undergo Azipod Repairs in Bahamas

Carnival Vista

Cruise ship Carnival Vista is to undergo azipod repairs. The ship is set to return to service for its July 27 sailing.

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Doha Port Expands Berthing Space, Completes Dredging

Doha Port

Doha Port adds extra berthing space and completed dredging works as part of its redevelopment project.

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Meyer Werft Delivers New Cruise Ship to Saga

Spirit of Discovery

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft hands over Spirit of Discovery to the British cruise company Saga Cruises.

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Incat Crowther to Design New Ferry for Korea


Incat Crowther secures a contract to design a catamaran passenger ferry for operation in Korea.

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BC Ferries Moves Forward with Green Investments


BC Ferries is continuing with numerous investments to reduce its environmental footprint. 

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Canada to Build RoPax Pair at Davie Shipyard


The Canadian government is entering into contract negotiations with Davie for the construction of two ferries.

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Knud E. Hansen Unveils Sail-Assisted Cruise Vessel Design

The company claims a range of 6,000 nautical miles.

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Carnival Corp on Track to Meet Its 2020 Sustainability Goals

Carnival Cruise Line vessel

By the end of 2018, the company's carbon footprint was reduced by 27.6% relative to 2005 baseline.

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Tallink Plugs Two Ships into Shore Power at Stockholm Port


Tallink starts using shore power for two of its vessels while they are berthed at the Port of Stockholm.

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