Passenger vessel runs aground in Finland

Viking’s Line ferry “MS Amorella” has run aground in the Baltic Sea off Åland, Finland carrying onboard approximately 200 passengers and 80 crewmembers.

New Zealand companies team up on electric commuter ferry

New Zealand companies HamiltonJet and EV Maritime have signed a MoU to build advanced, battery-powered commuter ferries. The aim is to develop one of the world’s first truly high-speed, full-size, zero emission fast ferries.

Ferry company to pay $155.000 reparation and fines

Fullers Group has been ordered to pay $68.336, in reparation to two victims after four passengers were injured, one suffering serious head injuries, when the passenger ferry Kea collided with Devonport wharf.

Watch: Ferries collision off Canary Islands

A collision took place between the ferries Bencomo Express and Volcan De Taburiente, at Los Cristianos port entrance, off Canary Islands, on February 24. Both ships suffered damages, but resumed their services later.

Watch: Ferry vessel struggles to berth under storm Dennis

On Firday 14 February, the “MV Caledonian Isles” ferry vessel owned by the CalMac Ferries, faced rough weather conditions as it was struggling to berth at the Ardrossan harbor. Namely its crewmembers had to deal and operate under the storm Dennis’ high winds.

Japanese ferry as a quarantine vessel for coronavirus

In light of the coronavirus outbreak situation, the Japanese Ministry of Defense recently informed that has prepared a 17.000 GT ferry vessel, in order to provide temporary accommodation for Japanese nationals who return from China.

More accessible journeys for disabled passengers

The UK Maritime Minister launched a new passenger rights toolkit in Liverpool, calling operators to make journeys better for disabled passengers and staff, continuing the UK’s internationally leading plans for fully accessible transport.