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.
- El Dorado Express – Catamaran Ro-Pax delivered to South Korean owner
- Marie-Therese – Shuttle ferry to serve French Mediterranean islands
- Silver Nova – Silversea Cruises welcomes LNG-fuelled newbuild to fleet
- Sea Change – Hydrogen-fuelled demonstrator ferry for San Francisco Bay Area
- Eagle – Alaskan wilderness tour company acquires whale-watching catamaran
- WattnExpress – Fast inter-island ferries for German North Sea operator
- Mikhail Devyatayev – New hydrofoil ferry to operate in Russia’s Tatarstan Republic
- Aquarius II – Catamaran built for dive tours off Port Douglas, Australia
- Pyotr Velikiy – Russian river cruise ship with 310-guest capacity
- Marin Mainiku – New inter-island ferry for Kiribati owner
News and Gear:
- Passenger Vessel News Roundup | September 28 – Russian river ferry launch, Scottish ferry construction and more
- Cruise ship captain gets prison sentence for deadly collision with tour boat on Danube River
- Passenger Vessel News Roundup | September 20 – Chinese cruise ship, Japanese hydrogen-powered ferry and more
- DFDS acquires Strait of Gibraltar ferry operator
- Cruise ship that ran aground in northeast Greenland successfully refloated
- Passenger Vessel News Roundup | September 13 – New Philippine ferry, catamaran tour boat for Hawaiian waters and more
- Cruise ship with over 200 on board runs aground in northeast Greenland
Recent Important Features:
– “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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