Focus on Passenger Vessels
We once again highlight the global passenger vessel industry by reviewing an assortment of newbuild vessels entering service in the Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, and North America. The lineup includes ferries, cruise ships, and tour boats.
Interestingly, one of this week’s featured vessels is a compact inter-island workboat that can transport people in addition to supporting nature preservation efforts in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands region.
Ferries • Ro-Pax • Marine Tourism • Cruise • River/Lake Operations
Not surprisingly, the propulsion methods fitted on these vessels also vary, from large conventionally-fuelled engines to hybrid setups to small yet durable outboards.
Baird Maritime assures readers that the latest key developments concerning the passenger vessel sector will regularly be posted on these pages.
- Oceandiva London – Electric-powered river cruiser delivered to UK events company
- Aleksandr Deyev – Rail ferry to operate between Russia’s Sakhalin Islands
- Hubbard – Newbuild ferry for Alaska Marine Highway
- Manxman – Isle of Man Steam Packet Company welcomes newest flagship
- Kephrenn – Inter-island shuttle boats for French tour company
- Explora I – First in new luxury ship series for MSC Cruises
- Ocean Albatros – SunStone Ships takes delivery of sixth Infinity-class newbuild
- Odalisque III – Luxury catamaran for Australian wilderness cruise operator
- Marara – Compact utility ferry to serve New Zealand’s Bay of Islands
- Finnsirius – Large Ro-Pax to serve Finnlines’ Finland-Sweden route
News and Gear:
- 21 dead, others missing after passenger boat capsizes in Rizal, Philippines
- Survey team recovers bow door of sunken ferry Estonia
- 15 killed in ferry capsizing off Sulawesi, Indonesia
- Australian firm in talks to support shipbuilding industry expansion in Fiji
- South Australian government issues tender for wharf upgrades
- Boat sinking leaves four dead near Bangladeshi capital
- Passenger Vessel News Roundup | July 20 – Chinese cruise ship sea trials plus US, Finnish and New Zealand ferries
- Ferry spills oily water after running aground in Romblon, Philippines
- MEPC 80: IMO’s last chance to satisfy the Paris Agreement?
Recent Important Features:
– “This whole sorry tale is a case study in Sunk Cost Fallacy and in the perils of awarding public contracts to local champions.”
– by Hieronymus Bosch, Baird Maritime’s anonymous insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations
– “As the numbers of electric vehicles increase, there is a pressing need for specific training of crews on Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax ferries who may be confronted with car deck fires involving these difficult customers.”
– by Michael Grey, maritime industry legend and former long-term editor of Lloyd’s List
Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!
Call for content!
Any news or views about the global maritime tourism, ferry and cruise industries? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and July 28), so we can add it to this current edition of Passenger Vessel Week!
We are after:
- Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the passenger vessel sector
- Interviews – Owners, operators, terminal authorities, passenger vessel associations, etc.
- Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the passenger vessel world? (example here)
- Other – Any other relevant news
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