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Two more 24 m cats join Captain Cook Cruises fleet

AUGUST 12, 2014 — Two more 24 m Incat Crowther design catamaran passenger ferries have joined the fleet of Australia's Captain Cook Cruises. Built by Tasmanian shipyard Richardson Devine Marine, the vessels — the Mary Reibey and Annabelle Rankin —...

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2014—The Staten Island Ferry got a big boost today in the form of a $191.6 million federal grant that will fund the construction of two new 4,500–passenger ferries, harden ferry facilities against flood…
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 — Lake Champlain Transportation Company, which operates ferry boat services for passengers and vehicles between Vermont and New York, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection under which it will…
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 — Caterpillar Marine and Cat Dealer Pon Power report that the first Cat 3512C marine generator sets with Dynamic Gas Blending (DGB) have been selected to power the series of seven 78…
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 — Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards (VSY), North Vancouver, BC, Canada, yesterday officially started construction on the new cable ferry it is building under a $15 million contract from BC Ferries (see earlier story).…
AUGUST 29, 2014 — Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) reports that the repower of the M/V Columbia has been completed. EBDG provided design services and ongoing owner support services…
AUGUST 28, 2014 — German ferry operator Norden-Frisia AG has again chosen Voith Schneider propulsion for a slightly longer sister to its double-ended ferry MS Frisia IV. Under construction at shipbuilder Cassens Werft GmbH in…
AUGUST 20, 2014 — Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) has completed the sale of the 102 m trimaran stock vessel Austal Hull 270 to Channel Islands ferry operator Condor Ferries for A$61.5 million. Condor Ferries has been…
AUGUST 13, 2014 — Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Francisco, CA, has hired Scott Keever as Manager, Special Events. Mr. Keever comes to Hornblower with seven years of maritime experience at Chevron Shipping After graduating…
AUGUST 12, 2014 — Two more 24 m Incat Crowther design catamaran passenger ferries have joined the fleet of Australia's Captain Cook Cruises. Built by Tasmanian shipyard Richardson Devine Marine, the vessels — the Mary…
AUGUST 8, 2014 — Woodinville, WA, headquartered Wesmar (Western Marine Electronics, Inc.), reports that another ferry, the 70 passenger, 20 car MV Norcon Galatea, has installed Wesmar commercial bow thrusters. The 387-ton, 125-foot Ro-Ro passenger…
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