Fire Aboard Japanese Ferry

More than 94 people had to be rescued from a ferry in Japan, about 50km from the port city of Tomakomai, in Hokkaido, after the vessel caught fire. One member of the crew is reportedly missing. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire. It’s believed that the flashpoint of the blaze could …read more

Hydrogen Fast Ferry?

U.S.-based Sandia National Laboratories and San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet are partnering to develop a high-speed, hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered passenger ferry and the world’s largest refueling station.  Named SF-BREEZE (San Francisco Bay Renewable Energy Electric vessel with Zero Emissions), the project aims to design, build and operate the ferry. The hydrogen refueling station is planned to …read more

Iran-Oman Fast Ferry Link

The recent agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities has opened the way to a much-awaited ferry service between Oman and Iran. Mehdi Abduwani, CEO, National Ferries Company (NFC) hailed the news and confirmed that the route is likely to be finalised by the end of the year. “This is indeed a historic moment and we at the …read more

15 Killed in Nile Ferry Crash

At least 15 people were killed after a cargo boat collided with a ferry on the Nile on Wednesday. Traffic has been heavy along the Nile, particularly near Cairo, where Egyptians have been celebrating the feast after the holy month of Ramadan. Nile rides are one of the holiday favorites, but many city dwellers also …read more