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Dudson Joins Incat Crowther as MD

Ed Dudson. Photo: Incat Crowther

 Incat Crowther has appointed Ed Dudson as Managing Director of its UK business and as a board member contributing to overall business direction.   With more than twenty five years of experience in the design and construction of high performance vessels including fast ferries, wind farm vessels, offshore vessels and patrol boats,

Blount Boats Signs Ferry Contract

The 85 ft. ferry Blount will build for Fire Island Ferries. (Image: Blount Boats)

Anyone plying the Great South Bay between the shores of Long Island and Fire Island know that the fleet of Fire Island Ferries is a ubiquitous site, shuttling people, pets and supplies from the mainland to the barrier island oasis just five miles away. The scene is a familiar one, too, for Rhode Island boat builder Blount Boats,

Interview: Alison Nolan, GM, Boston Harbor Cruises

Alison Nolan, General Manager and a fourth-generation owner of Boston Harbor Cruises (Photo: BHC)

Alison Nolan is General Manager and a fourth-generation owner of Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC), a company that moves more than 2.5 million passengers annually on its fleet of 60 vessels with more than 600 daily departures seven ports and more than 30 facilities. But the story of BHC and Alison Nolan transcends

Wight Shipyard to Build New Danube River Ferry

(Image: Incat Crowther)

U.K. shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co has secured an order to build a new 39-meter low wash, high-speed catamaran ferry for operation by Twin City Liner on the Danube River between Vienna and Bratislava. The new vessel is scheduled to be delivered in time for the 2019 summer season, starting at the end of March.

Interview: Terry MacRae - CEO, HMS Global Maritime

Terry MacRae, President & Chief Executive Officer, HMS Global Maritime

Terry MacRae founded Hornblower Yachts, LLC (doing business as Hornblower Cruises & Events) in 1980, and serves as Chief Executive Officer, the President and is also its owner. MacRae is the Co-founder of HMS Global Maritime and the American Queen Steamboat Company, and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Alcatraz Cruises,

Metal Shark Introduces New Line of Passenger Vessels

Metal Shark's new “Endurance PV-X” passenger vessel lineup

At the same time, Metal Shark also announces reduced lead times for newbuild vessels.   Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has partnered with design firm Incat Crowther to develop an entirely new line of passenger vessels.   At last week’s Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) Maritrends Conference in Savannah,

UN: 22 Ethiopian Migrants Missing off Yemen

Twenty-two Ethiopian migrants are missing after being dumped in the sea off Yemen, the U.N. International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.   IOM spokesman Joel Millman said the missing people were on one of four boats that brought 602 Ethiopian men and women to the coast of Yemen's Shabwa governorate in the past 24 hours.

Four High Speed Ferries Ordered at Aulong

Four 42-meter ferries will be constructed by Aulong for Xidao Dazhou Tourism Co Ltd of China from March 2018 (Image: Aulong)

Aulong Shipbuilding, a joint venture company between Australian shipbuilder Austal and Guandong Jianglong Shipbuilding of China, has secured contracts for four new high speed ferries.   Under the recently awarded A$20 million (US$15.6 million) contracts, Aulong will design and build four 42-meter

Future Proof Ferries for the GVB

Image: C-Job

Public transport networks around the world are becoming more and more sustainable. This is due to stricter emissions regulations as well as increasing public demand for cleaner and greener modes of transport. This growing attention to sustainability is also being seen in the ferry sector, which plays a vital public transport role in many countries.

Scania: Propelling the Passenger Vessel Market

(Photo: Scania)

Scania advances into 2018 on the strength of prior year successes and new visibility in one of the North American marine industry’s hottest sectors.   In the fourth quarter of 2017, the first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for Entertainment Cruises’ Potomac

Stena Line’s New RoPax Vessels Taking Shape

Photo: Stena Line

On Friday, February 2, 2018, an official keel-laying ceremony took place at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China, marking the start of the construction phase of the hull and the exterior parts of the vessel.    The new vessels, which Stena said will be 50 percent larger than today’s standard RoPax vessels,

Electric & Hybrid Drives Are Gaining Steam on the Waterfront

Image: Torqeedo

Demand for electric mobility is sweeping across the globe, and it’s rapidly gaining traction in the marine industry.   The electric mobility revolution is largely being driven by the land transportation sector. Industry statistics predict that electric vehicle sales will surpass combustion engine vehicles within the next 20 years.

What Happens when Commercial and Recreational Vessels Face Off?

© Jo Ann Snover / Adobe Stock

A generally sound assumption to make is that many recreational boaters operating power boats and sailing vessels are not very familiar with the maritime Rules of the Road that their professional mariner counterparts understand and adhere to. The unfortunate consequence is a wide array of marine casualties and incidents from collisions,

Balaken Restarts Operation after Overhaul

Balaken. Photo: Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping

 The overhaul of the ferry vessel “Balaken”, belonging to the Transport Feet of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company, is completed. The ship successfully passed the sea trials.   Major repairs of steering and auxiliary equipment, engine mechanisms, various pumps, main and auxiliary engines of the vessel were completed.

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