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BC FERRIES’ PRESIDENT AND CEO TO STEP DOWN IN 2017 – Recruitment for new CEO underway

Vancouver, BC – At today’s Annual Public Meeting, BC Ferries’ Board Chair Donald Hayes announced that President and CEO Mike Corrigan would be stepping down from his role effective March 31, 2017, at the completion of his current contract. Hayes said that Corrigan’s decision to step down comes at a time when the company is …read more

Austal’s Chinese JV books first ferry order

AUGUST 18, 2016 — Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) reports that Aulong Shipbuilding, a joint venture company between Austal and China’s Guandong Jianglong Shipbuilding has won its first ferry contract. The A$10 million (about US$7.6 million) contract is for a 42 m high speed aluminum ferryf or Chinese mainland operator, Blue Sea Jet. The contract was awarded …read more

Burning Ferry Runs Aground, Hundreds Rescued

On August 17th, the U.S. Coast Guard and local police evacuated 512 passengers and crew from the American Cruise Ferries ro/pax Caribbean Fantasy, which caught fire about two nm off of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rescued passengers were transported to San Juan Harbor’s Pier 6, where local first responders staged medical equipment to meet them. No injuries were immediately reported. The USCG said that the …read more

Trudeau commits to P.E.I.-N.S. ferry service

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, arrived on P.E.I. Tuesday,  and did not wait to step on the Island before discussing his government’s commitment to the province’s ferry service -Northumberland Ferries — which runs the ferry that connects P.E.I. to Nova Scotia — which has struggled this year with one of its two ferries out of commission. …read more

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