Passenger Vessels

AoS Holds Service for Norstream Ferry Crew

A special service was held on August 18, 2014 for the P&O Ferry crew. The shipping container was found with 35 stowaways at Tilbury port. The Norstream crew

Propulsion Woes Bring Queen Victoria to Early Refit

Cunard’s Queen Victoria to undergo multimillion dollar refit at Blohm & Voss Shipyard in January 2015, nearly one year ahead of its planned December 2015 maintenance.

Indonesia Tourist Boat Sinking: Update

Bad weather was hampering a desperate search on Monday for two foreign tourists still missing after a boat travelling between two Indonesian islands sank at the weekend,

Indonesian Tourist Boat Sinks - 15 Missing

Fifteen foreign tourists were missing on Sunday after a boat travelling between islands in eastern Indonesia sank, an Indonesian search-and-rescue official said.

Brazilian Ferry Launched

AFAI Southern Shipyard and CoCo Yachts Holland announced that the first Urban Sprinter 2000, yard number ASA 042, was launched August 14, 2014. The Urban Sprinter

Bangladesh Ferry Owner Arrested on Murder Charge

A special Bangladesh anti-crime unit on Wednesday arrested the owner of a ferry that sank in a river killing about 110 people, the first time authorities took such

Hornblower Cruises Hires Special Projects Manager

Hornblower Cruises & Events says it has hired Scott Keever as Manager, Special Projects; details as follows: After graduating from the California Maritime Academy

Incat Crowther Launches Ferries for Sydney

Incat Crowther announced the launch of Mary Reibey and Annabelle Rankin, the second and third in a series of 24m catamaran passenger ferries for Captain Cook Cruises.

Superlative Cruising Encounter

A fleet of seven cruise ships attract 600,000 visitors to the fourth Hamburg Cruise Days. It was ‘time to say goodbye’ to the Deutschland and AIDAstella last Sunday,

Another Ferry Chooses WESMAR Thrusters

WESMAR announced that another ferry, the MV Norcon Galatea, has installed WESMAR’s commercial bow thrusters. The 387-ton, 125-foot Ro-Ro Passenger Ferry, owned by Norcon Marine Services,

Survitec to Exhibit Escape Slides at SMM

Survitec Group announced that it will showcase its SurvitecZodiac range of escape slides and liferafts at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg as part of the Survitec Group Stand (Hall B5,

Riverboat Tahoe Queen Refloated

U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco and a commercial salvage team successfully removed the Tahoe Queen, a riverboat-style passenger vessel, from a sandbar off Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Bones Found on Concordia Possibly Final Victim's

Divers have found human remains in the wreck of the Costa Concordia and will check whether they belong to the one person still unaccounted for 2 1/2 years after the luxury liner sank,

ABB to Maintain Prestige Cruise Fleet Turbochargers

Five-year turbocharger maintenance agreement will ensure safe and reliable operation; vessels can be serviced at every major port around the world ABB announced

Professor in Hot Water for Hosting Costa Concordia Captain

A professor who invited the disgraced captain of the capsized Costa Concordia to speak at a criminology seminar has been referred to the ethics committee at Rome's La Sapienza University,

Marseilles Targets Mega-cruise Repair Market

The Marseilles Fos port authority said it is targeting mid-2015 to complete the €28 million renovation of its giant drydock 10 to provide a strategically located

Blyth Workcats Delivers New Dive Boat

Blyth Workcats of Canvey Island, U.K. has delivered a new 11-meter dive boat to the Mevagh Dive Center in County Donegal on the west coast of Ireland. The new boat

Actera, Esas Buying UN Ro-Ro from KKR

Turkish investment firms Actera Group and Esas Holding have signed an agreement to acquire ferry operator UN Ro-Ro from private equity firm KKR & Co LP, the Turkish

Bangladesh Rescuers Struggle in Ferry Response; 120 Missing

Bangladeshi rescuers struggled against a strong current and choppy river waters on Tuesday in the search for a ferry that capsized with more than 200 passengers

TUI Cruises Expands to Six Ships by 2017

TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises are substantiating their expansions plans for their joint venture TUI Cruises. The Mein Schiff fleet shall grow from now three to six ships and then 14,

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