Ferry boats


Jul 9, 2000
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From The Daily Mail:

Knot clever! Lone yachtsman cheats death in front of 42,000-ton passenger ship
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Oh buoy that was close! This is the moment a bungling yachtsman narrowly cheated death after sailing within yards of a 42,000-ton passenger ferry.

The tiny vessel came perilously close to Brittany Ferries' Pont-Aven before veering out of its path at the last second. Eyewitnesses watched in horror as the enormous craft, carrying 2,400 passengers, sounded its horn five times as it headed towards the yacht.
More at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2048304/Knot-clever-Lone-yachtsman-cheats-death-42-000-ton-passenger-ship.html

Comment: The photos say it all.
 
Jul 9, 2000
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From Baird Maritime:

Tough times face ferry operators
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It is not the easiest thing to be a ship operator at present, facing steep increases in operating costs. However, if you are hauling iron ore, coal, oil or gas, it is unlikely that the shipper will suddenly divert his cargo into other modes of transport that might appear cheaper. There is no such certainty in the ferry trades, and growing concern at whether the customers will support huge increases in the fuel prices as the EU’s fierce “desulphurisation” bites deep into the profits in 2015, or take their business elsewhere.
More at http://www.bairdmaritime.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11389:tough-times-face-ferry-operators&catid=113:ports-and-shipping&Itemid=2 08
 
Jul 9, 2000
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From The World Maritime News:

Australia: Incat Crowther Wins Order for Three New Catamaran Ferries
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Incat Crowther has won contract for three new catamaran ferries. Two 32-metre ferries and one 24-metre ferry will be operated by Riverside Marine to transport workers between Gladstone, Queensland and the new LNG plant on Curtis Island.
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/35371
 
Jul 9, 2000
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From The World Maritime News:

USA: Vessel Runs Aground in Hatteras Inlet
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A ferry on the Hatteras Inlet route ran aground Sunday afternoon and was stuck on a shoal for around three hours before a rising tide helped free the vessel.
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/35517

Comment: These are some of the most deceptively treacherous waters in the world and one look at the first photo as well as the Google Maps photo should give you a sense as to why.
 

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