Viking’s Line ferry “MS Amorella” has run aground in the Baltic Sea off Åland, Finland carrying onboard approximately 200 passengers and 80 crewmembers.
Following the major disruption of the ferry sector as an obvious COVID-19 impact, the French government announced a payroll to help the ferry companies.
Following its successful retrofit with batteries, ferry Tõll returned to service, becoming the first hybrid passenger vessel in Estonia.
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.
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.
Spanish ferry operator Baleària announced it is working towards being the first shipping line in the world to obtain the Global Safe Site COVID-19 badge at the highest level (Excellence) from French class Bureau Veritas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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