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SeaKing Upgrades Historic Lake District Steamer

MV Teal images photo credit: Windermere Lake Cruises

SeaKing Electrical completed an upgrade project involving historic 142-ft., 251-ton Lake District steamer MV Teal, a Windermere Lake Cruises project that involved a range of repairs and upgrades to the three-deck passenger ferry during its winter layup period.SeaKing Electrical business development

ACL's Next Riverboat Nears Completion

American Harmony (Photo: American Cruise Lines)

American Cruise Lines announced that its second of a new class of modern riverboat, the American Harmony, moved under its own power to the shipyard’s outfitting pier for final touches. American Harmony was successfully launched at Chesapeake Shipbuilding this past November, 2018, and is well ahead of schedule for its August 17,

Ulstein Introduces the X-BOW for RoPax

Photo: Ulstein

Ulstein has developed a range of X-BOW vessels for the RoPax market. The portfolio is based on Ulstein's ‘compact concept’ of shorter, wider and slower design solutions, leading to high capacity vessels and less expensive newbuilds.The X-BOW is one of Ulstein’s contributions to cleaner and more sustainable shipping operations.

Vard to Build Another for Coral Expeditions

Photo courtesy of Fincantieri

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (Vard), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, signed a contract with the Australian cruise operator Coral Expeditions for the design and construction of a second expedition cruise vessel. The unit will be named “Coral Geographer”,

ABB Expands Azipod Range for Ferries, RoPax

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ABB extends the power range of Azipod propulsion to enable ferry and RoPax operators improve operational efficiency and reduce emissionsSince its launch in 1990, Azipod electric propulsion has become the industry standard for a wide range of vessel segments ranging from smaller crafts to icebreakers

Viking Glory Celebrates Keel Laying

Viking Glory Keel laying coins (Photo: Viking Line)

The construction of Viking Glory is proceeding on schedule. The keel laying ceremony will take place June 3, at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry shipyard in China. The new climate-smart ship will begin operating along the Turku-Åland-Stockholm route under the year 2021. Passengers can make bookings for the ship as of December 2019.

Damen to Build Seaspan LNG-Hybrid RoRo Ferries

Photo: Damen

Damen is building two LNG-Hybrid RoRo Ferries for Seaspan at Damen Shipyards Mangalia. These two innovative 149-meter vessels will join Seaspan’s fleet with 1,034 lane meters and have 209m3 LNG storage onboard as well as 2 megawatt hours of battery capacity. They will go into service for Seaspan Ferries

WE Tech Delivers Hybrid Propulsion Solution

Photo: WE Tech Solutions

WE Tech Solutions Oy (WE Tech) has been awarded the contract for delivery of an avant-garde Hybrid Electric Propulsion solution to Rauma Marine Construction Oy (RMC).The solution includes Propulsion drives, Energy Storage System (battery banks and DCDC converters), Main Propulsion Switchboards, Shore connection switchgears,

SCHOTTEL Secures NC Ferries Contract

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SCHOTTEL said it has secured a contract to provide propulsion units for two new vehicle ferries ordered by North Carolina’s Department of Transportation, which operates the second largest state-run ferry system in the United States. The US-flag vessels designed by Elliott Bay Design Group

Glosten Design for All-Electric Ferry First

Photo courtesy Glosten

Alabama's historic Gee's Bend Ferry recently entered service after being converted from geared-diesel to become the first zero-emission, electric-powered passenger/car ferry in the United States. Owned by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and operated by HMS Ferries, the

Northern Sea Wolf to Cover Central Coast route

The Northern Sea Wolf while conducting sea trials.

The new ferry between Bella Coola and Port Hardy will be starting up on Saturday, said the British Columbia Ferry Services Inc (BC Ferries)According to a news release , the Northern Sea Wolf will begin service on the Central Coast route on May 18, after finishing sea trials and dock fits during April and May.

Scientology Cruise Ship Gets Measles Vaccine

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Health officials for the Caribbean island of St. Lucia furnished 100 free doses of measles vaccine to a Church of Scientology cruise ship placed under quarantine in port after the highly contagious disease was diagnosed on board, the island's chief medical officer said on Thursday.St. Lucia health officials

Cancelled Ferry Contracts Renew Push for Grayling's Resignation

File Image: A P&O Ferry / Credit P&O

Britain's transport minister was under fresh pressure to resign after the government stacked up a 50 million pound ($65 million) loss for cancelling contracts to charter extra ferries to bring in essential supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit.The decision to award the contracts has been a major

Armstrong Catamaran Arrives in Alaska

Photo: Maddie Hunt, Mountainheart Photography

The 46’ x 17.5’ high tunnel catamaran George Ryan recently arrived in Juneau after departing Port Angeles, Washington three days prior. The vessel was built by Armstrong Marine USA for Alaska Tales Whale Watching, located in Juneau. Alaska Tales also operates a 42’ catamaran, Jay Ellis, built by Armstrong in 2017.

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