Ferry

  • Excursion vessels calls at Bournemouth cancelled

    Excursion vessels calls at Bournemouth cancelled

    17th April 2017

    Planned visits to Bournemouth Pier by the historic coastal excursion vessels ps Waverley during September and mv Balmoral during June have been cancelled due to damage suffered at the Dorset pier over the past winter. But on a more positive note, the historic…

  • Metal Shark Delivers First Two NYC Ferries

    Metal Shark Delivers First Two NYC Ferries

    16th April 2017

    On 12 April 2017 the first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for New York’s new NYC Ferry started making their way to New York. The previous week, at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard, the Incat Crowther-designed…

  • Sandbank Poole Harbour ferry fares increase

    Sandbank Poole Harbour ferry fares increase

    5th April 2017

    From 1 April, motor vehicle fares on the Sandbanks to Shell Bay chain ferry across the mouth of Poole Harbour have increased. The Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company, to give it’s full title, previously raised tolls a year ago…

  • P&O Ferries to refit four Irish Sea ships at Cammell Laird

    P&O Ferries to refit four Irish Sea ships at Cammell Laird

    28th March 2017

    P&O Ferries will send four ships from its Irish Sea fleet to the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead over the next two months for £1.2 million of re-fit work. The ferry and logistics company has agreed for its two ships…

  • First Two CityWide Ferries launched

    First Two CityWide Ferries launched

    12th March 2017

    On 2 March, 2017 the first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for New York’s new Citywide Ferry Service took to the water, after being launched at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard. At 0730 on Friday 24…

  • National Ferry Fortnight will take place in May

    National Ferry Fortnight will take place in May

    10th March 2017

    Britain’s annual National Ferry Fortnight will this year take place from 6 to 20 May 2017. Now in its ninth year, National Ferry Fortnight is run by Discover Ferries, the industry body for the ferry industry as a two week showcase…

  • More than 400 attend service for Herald of Free Enterprise

    More than 400 attend service for Herald of Free Enterprise

    7th March 2017

    Grieving families affected by the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster gathered to mark the 30th anniversary memorial service in Dover on 6 March 2017. The Herald capsized in just 90 seconds after setting sail from Zeebrugge, Belgium, on Friday 6 March…

  • 30 years since Herald of Free Enterprise tragedy

    30 years since Herald of Free Enterprise tragedy

    6th March 2017

    On 6 March 1987 the ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsized less than half an hour after leaving Zeebrugge for Dover in what became one of Britain’s worst maritime disasters. The ferry had set off with her bow doors left open. Within minutes…

  • Three refits in three months for Wightlink and Condor

    Three refits in three months for Wightlink and Condor

    3rd March 2017

    Britain’s largest independent ship repairer and marine engineering services provider, Burgess Marine, has recently completed a winter refit season in Cherbourg. Despite Brexit, business has boomed as the company has completed two refits for Wightlink and one for Condor Ferries…