passenger ships

Over 30 people killed after boat capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 31 people have lost their lives and more than 50 are still unaccounted for, after a boat capsized on Lake Victoria in Uganda, Saturday, according to data provided by the Uganda Police Force. The police said that the key cause of the accident was over-loading and the vessel’s poor mechanical shape.

Renewable methanol a ‘fuel with a future’ for passenger shipping

The Methanol Institute has welcomed the findings of the MethaShip research project which has concluded that renewable Methanol offers a long term solution for the industry’s carbon emission reduction strategy, in line with the IMO’s statutory framework for an industry-wide reduction of CO2 emissions.

Dozens dead from ferry capsizing in Tanzania

At least 136 people were killed after the ferry ‘MV Nyerere’, estimated to be significantly overcrowded, capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, on Thursday afternoon. The exact number of the people onboard cannot be estimated because the ticketing officer was among those who perished in the disaster.

New report analyzes safety in passenger ferry industry

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation identified passenger ferry safety as a challenge in its insight report on global safety challenges in 2017. A panel led established the countries where most fatalities take place, the predominant accident causes and measures which would save most lives.

Watch: Lessons from disabled emergency on cruise ship

CHIRP Maritime analyzes a case of a safety drill exercise involving a woman and her disabled husband on a cruise ship. According to the woman’s report, their cabin was on deck 12, and the muster station, where they had to proceed, was five decks below. How were she and her husband to achieve this drill? 

Fire-stricken Greek passenger ship transferred to shipyard for repairs

Greece-based Anek Lines informed that the passenger ship Eleftherios Venizelos which suffered a fire last week, has been transferred to the shipyard of Perama, where it will be repaired. The ship had departed Piraeus port heading to Chania, Crete, when a fire, erupted from an unspecified cause and originated from the garage.

USCG terminates voyage of overloaded passenger vessel

The US Coast Guard announced that it terminated the voyage of a vessel violating small passenger laws and regulations in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, on Saturday. This constitutes the eighth illegal passenger vessel voyage termination on Lake of the Ozark since 4 June 2018.

Greek passenger ship suffers fire while underway

Tuesday night has been adventurous for the 875 passengers and 141 crew members of the Greek passenger ship ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’, after a fire originated from the garage broke out onboard, soon after the vessel had departed Piraeus port heading to Chania, Crete.

USCG ends voyages of two passenger vessels

The US Coast Guard terminated the voyages of two charter vessels on Lake of the Ozarks, one on August 17 and the other on August 18, as the vessels had surpassed the legal limit of 12 passengers. During summer the risk in Lake of the Ozarks is high due to congestion. Both cases are currently under investigation.

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