Focus on Passenger Vessels

Focus on Passenger Vessels

Photo: Jianglong Shipbuilding

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.

Vessel Reviews:

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

COLUMN | More of the same: Tidewater closes Solstad deal; BW Offshore sells to Century; Acta and Bernhard Schulte order CSOVs; Scottish Ferries Fiasco [Offshore Accounts]

– “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

COLUMN | When the numbers become dangerous [Grey Power]

– “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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