Gibdock converts ferry to run on LNG fuel

Gibdock converts ferry to run on LNG fuel

Gibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard has completed a major conversion project so that the Baleària ferry Napoles (see also CruiseMapper) can operate using LNG as fuel. The 186m long Napoles, which has a …
May 13, 2019 /  Vessels
Seaspan and BC Ferries celebrate the success of the Baynes Sound Connector

Seaspan and BC Ferries celebrate the success of the Baynes Sound Connector

The cable ferry connecting Denman Island and Buckley Bay was built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) celebrates the third successful year of service of the Baynes …
May 10, 2019 /  Vessels
Brittany Ferries LNG-powered vessel delivery pushed to 2020

Brittany Ferries LNG-powered vessel delivery pushed to 2020

French shipping company Brittany Ferries noted that its LNG-powered cruise ferry Honfleur (see also CruiseMapper) will certainly miss the start of the summer 2019 season, the original delivery date. In a brief …
May 7, 2019 /  Vessels
ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety

ABB enables Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry to increase operational safety

ABB’s situational awareness solution, ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Vision, will allow MS Finlandia (see also CruiseMapper) to enhance safety during maneuvering and docking. Caption: MS Finlandia - …
May 3, 2019 /  Vessels
Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard delivers ferry boat GAO GANG DU9

Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard delivers ferry boat GAO GANG DU9

Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard has announced the delivery of ASD ferry GAO GANG DU9 on April 23, 2019. The ferry was built for Taizhou Gaogang Ferry Co., Ltd.  ***** The vessel has the length of 79.5m, breadth of …
Apr 24, 2019 /  Vessels
Advantages of new Wärtsilä Waterjets recognised with immediate order for high-speed ferry

Advantages of new Wärtsilä Waterjets recognised with immediate order for high-speed ferry

The Wärtsilä WXJ series of modular waterjets, recently introduced by the technology group Wärtsilä, has quickly been selected for its first installation. A new 100 metres long, wave-piercing catamaran …
Apr 24, 2019 /  Curious
Stena Europe Undergoes Refit Upgrades in Turkey

Stena Europe Undergoes Refit Upgrades in Turkey

The Stena Europe, which operates on the Fishguard – Rosslare ferry service is currently undergoing a significant three-month refit visit to the Gemak Shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey. The vessel (see also CruiseMapper) …
Apr 19, 2019 /  Vessels
Damen launches two road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries

Damen launches two road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries

In the space of just a few weeks, two, 81-metre road ferries for the Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries have been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati and are now being fitted out ahead of entering service next year. Once …
Apr 17, 2019 /  Vessels
Austal Cuts Metal On Second 118M Trimaran For Fred.Olsen Express

Austal Cuts Metal On Second 118M Trimaran For Fred.Olsen Express

Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) has commenced construction of the second of two 118 metre high-speed passenger trimaran ferries for Fred. Olsen Express in the Company’s Philippines shipyard. The vessel is due …
Apr 16, 2019 /  Curious
Cammell Laird Stages “Sail-Away” of Newly Built £10M Ferry The Red Kestrel

Cammell Laird Stages “Sail-Away” of Newly Built £10M Ferry The Red Kestrel

Merseyside shipbuilder Cammell Laird has completed the building of its 1393rd vessel the £10million ferry the Red Kestrel, for Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel. The Red Kestrel, a new freight-only RoRo …
Apr 12, 2019 /  Vessels