Focus on Passenger Vessels

Focus on Passenger Vessels


Baird Maritime ends the month of September by devoting this entire week to the passenger vessel sector. We again review a variety of vessels, with some notable inclusions this week being a whale-watching boat for Alaskan waters, an inland river cruise ship for a Russian operator, and an inter-island ferry for Kiribati.

Ferries • Ro-Pax • Marine Tourism • Cruise • River/Lake Operations

The vessels’ propulsion systems are also varied. Though the majority continue to run on conventional marine fuels, we are also seeing examples powered by lower-emission alternatives such as LNG, batteries, and even hydrogen, as in the case of a new commuter catamaran for California’s famed Bay Area.

Readers are assured that these pages will continue to feature news, reviews, and other articles covering this ever important segment of the global maritime industry.

Vessel Reviews:

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

COLUMN | Unlucky for some! Scotland’s Ferries; Argentina’s YPF Nationalisation; SBM sued by whistleblower; BP’s CEO quits [Offshore Accounts]

– “Basically, nobody then foresaw that anyone would be idiotic enough to advance a private business US$150 million to build some ferries without correct skills, oversight, and accountability in place.”

– by Hieronymus Bosch, Baird Maritime‘s anonymous insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations

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 September 29), 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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