US Issues Licenses for Ferry Service to Cuba

The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year. The following companies have announced that they have received …read more

Incat Wins More Passenger-Only Orders

Hobart-based catamaran builder Incat has won contracts to build four new fast ferries for the Manly run in Sydney. The order is for two 24-metre fast catamarans and two 33-metre ferries. Two will be used for passengers within the harbour and the other two will be capable of going beyond the Sydney Heads for whale …read more

Video of Fire-Gutted Spanish Ferry

This link shows the damage caused by the recent fire on the Trasmed ferry SORRENTO:

Another Car Deck Fire

A fire broke out on a ferry off Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of 156 passengers and crew in lifeboats and injuring three crew members, officials said. The ferry operated by Trasmediterranea was travelling from Palma de Mallorca to Valencia when the blaze broke out in its garage for …read more