Ferries

WSDOT Announces Service Changes

Last week WSDOT announced the following upcoming temporary service and capacity adjustments. Complete information on schedules and service is available at: www.

Ferry Service Resumes

WSDOT Ferries Division announced that ferry service will resume on the Point Defiance/Tahlequah route starting with the first scheduled sailing on Thursday, March 6.

Alakai Awarded Engineering Project of the Year

Austal has been awarded the Engineering Project of the Year for its high speed vehicle-passenger ferry Alakai at the Mobile Area Council of Engineers (MACE)

WSDOT Announces Realignment

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced a realignment of two key programs – Vessel Engineering and Vessel Maintenance. This

Ferry Hits Oil Platform

A DFDS Seaways ferry crashed into an oil platform on the River Tyne in 60mph winds. The collision, which occurred last Friday, happened after several ropes tethering the 30,

Snohomish Resumes Service

The 149-passenger Snohomish was back in service with a 9 a.m. departure from the Bremerton Ferry Terminal, following a hard landing last night and an unrelated

Service Restored on the Seattle/Bremerton Route

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Ferries Division announcee that service will be restored on the Seattle/Bremerton route starting on Feb.

Damaged Ferry Towed

The Washington State ferry that was damaged after striking a dock has been towed to Eagle Harbor, Wash., for repairs. The ferry Yakima struck a dock adjacent

Car Carrier Refloated off Norfolk

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said that a car carrier that grounded off Norfolk has been refloated with the assistance of two tugs. No injuries and no pollution have been reported.

Circle Line Orders Three

New York’s Circle Line Sightseeing has the first of three new steel mono-hulled sightseeing boats under construction at Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset, Massachusetts.

Oman Ferry Achieves 55.9 knots on Sea Trials

Austal’s Auto Express catamaran ferry Shinas, built for the Sultanate of Oman, has achieved a record service speed of 52 knots during sea trials. The vessel’s

Freighter runs aground in Channel

According to the Guardian Unlimited, the coastguard was sent to the aid of a large container ship that ran aground in the Dover Strait. The crew of the 90,465-ton

T&T Bisso Salvages Tug

The 600 ton capacity D/B BIG T, owned by T&T MARINE SALVAGE of Galveston, Texas, and the 700 ton capacity D/B CAPPY BISSO, owned by BISSO MARINE of Houston, Texas,

Citizens Lobby to Keep Ferry

A campaign is being mounted to retain passenger-only ferry service between Port Townsend and Seattle, according to an AP report. Ridership has reportedly grown

More Ferries Ordered

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority ordered two more passenger ferries, continuing its mission of expanding ferry service in the San Francisco Bay area,

BP Platform ‘Atlantis’ Begins Gas Exports

BP Plc and BHP Billion Ltd. have started oil and gas exports from the Atlantis platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Atlantis, located about 150 miles south of New Orleans in 7,070-ft.

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 20

1822 - Congress authorizes the 14-ship West Indies Squadron to suppress piracy in the Caribbean. 1941 - Adm. Ernest J. King is designated commander-in-chief

LNG Shipping: A New Game of Risk?

The rapidly changing environment of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market is leading to a whole new game of risk for P&I clubs, according to the ‘A’ rated, 75 million GT North of England P&I club.

Intracoastal Producing More Push Boats

Joey Portier shows the donut welded in place to protect the stern bearing on the Jackie Gonsoulin. Joey Portier, yard manager at Intracoastal Iron Works, Inc,

Russian Navy Group Heads to the Mediterranean

Russia has reportedly dispatched an 11-ship aircraft carrier group to the Mediterranean Sea, according to an AP report, in a resumption of Russian naval patrols of the world’s waters.

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