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From Marine Link:

Washington Ferries, 60 Years of Safety
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Washington State Ferries (WSF) is launching a program to recognize the hard work and care that goes into keeping passengers and crew members safe each day. Teams of ferry employees who achieve the goal of having no injuries in a three-month period will fly a green and white WSF safety pennant at their worksite.
More at http://www.marinelink.com/news/washington-ferries-safety338969.aspx
 
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From Baird Maritime:

New transit ferry for the Sydney Church Point Ferry Service
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Aluminium Boats Australia’s (ABA) latest vessel is a new 12-metre passenger ferry for the well established area of Church Point, north of Sydney in Australia.

Named ‘L Duck’ after long time employee and boat skipper of the region Lenny Duck, the vessel is the first newbuild for the present company owners. Lenny was a driver for the service for over 33 years.
More at http://www.bairdmaritime.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10418:new-transit-ferry-for-the-sydney-church-point-ferry-service&catid=71&I temid=63
 
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From World Maritime News:

Sweden: Stena Line Installs Wind Turbine Onboard Ferry
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As part of Stena Line’s environmental efforts, a world first project is now getting underway.As the first passenger ferry in the world, the Stena Jutlandica, Gothenburg-Fredrikshaven, is being equipped with two wind turbines at the prow,which will contribute by both supplying energy and reducing fuel consumption.
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/21241
 
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From The U.S. Coast Gaurd:

***CORRECTION*** PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard responds to passenger ferry grounding in U.S. Virgin Islands
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Coast Guard rescue crews responding alongside U.S. Virgin Islands and Good Samaritan boat crews completed Tuesday morning the safe removal and transfer of all 98 passengers and four crewmembers onboard the Royal Miss Belmar passenger ferry to awaiting local authorities in Red Hook Harbor, St. Thomas, after the vessel ran aground Monday night on a reef off the northeastern end of Great St. James Island, U.S. Virgin Islands.
More at http://www.d7publicaffairs.com/go/doc/586/1129987/
 
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Jul 9, 2000
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From The World Maritime News:

Australia: EFIC to Finance Incat in Construction of World’s First LNG Passenger Ferry
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Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC), the Australian Government’s export credit agency, has provided a multi-million dollar construction finance facility, 50% of which is guaranteed by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), to support Incat Tasmania’s (Incat) ship building contract with South American company, Buquebus.
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/24815
 
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From Marine Link:

EU Funds Construction of BB Green Vessels
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Under the 7th FRAMEWORK PROGRAM, EU is funding BB GREEN, an R&D project aiming at demonstrating feasibility of the first ever Air Supported Vessel (ASV) battery powered, fast commuter ferry.
More at http://www.marinelink.com/news/construction-vessels339761.aspx

Comment: The battaries may be zero emission but the power stations they take their charge from are not!
 
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From The World Maritime News:

China: NWS Holdings Disposes of New World First Ferry, Macau
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NWS Holdings Limited today announced that New World First Holdings Limited which is jointly owned 50-50 by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited and NWS Holdings has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Shun Tak — China Travel Shipping Investments Limited (“STCTS”) to dispose of all shares in New World First Ferry Services (Macau) Limited and New Ferry...
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/27127
 
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From The World Maritime News:

Canada: New Grand Manan Ferry Stays Out off Service Due to Mechanical Failure
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The new $68-million Grand Manan ferry remained off its run Tuesday due to a mechanical failure involving the docking equipment. It’s unclear when the Grand Manan Adventure will be back in service, but Murray Ryder, the general manager of Coastal Transport, hopes it will be some time Tuesday after some passengers didn’t make it to the island on Monday.
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/27731
 

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