USCG sets 2020 minimum random drug testing rate

The Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau (TVIB) reports that the U.S. Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2020 minimum random drug testing rate at 50% of covered crew members. The minimum random

Armstrong Marine books ferry order

Port Angeles, Wash., based Armstrong Marine USA has been selected to construct a custom passenger ferry for the community of Hat Island, Wash. The 49-passenger USCG Subchapter T vessel features a galley,

Norwegian start-up promotes autonomous electric mini-ferry services

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has spun off a new company called Zeabuz. The start-up aims to sell autonomous mobility services to coastal communities, based on ferries that will

San Francisco Bay Ferry to add another new high-speed cat

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is to exercise a $14.8 million build option for a second 300-passenger high-speed ferry from La Conner, Wash., shipbuilder Mavrik Marine Inc.

Coolant leak likely caused battery room fire in hybrid ferry

Battery manufacturer Corvus has now issued its preliminary findings on the cause of a fire that broke out in the battery room of a Norwegian hybrid ferry on the evening of Thursday,

USCG returns most New York Waterway ferries to service, but ups inspections

Coast Guard Sector New York has returned to service 18 of the 23 New York Waterway ferries that had been initially suspended for a series of safety concerns in the week leading

Schottel to propel hydrogen-fueled ferry

Two new environmentally friendly vessels for Norwegian ferry operator Norled will be propelled by high efficiency azimuth thrusters from Schottel. One of the two LMG Marin designed vessels – currently under construction

New Orleans RTA picks new operator for problem-plagued ferries

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has selected Labmar Ferry Services LLC — a recently formed offshoot of offshore service vessel operator Laborde Marine — to take over operations of the

New Orleans grapples with continuing Algiers ferry issues

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Board of Commissioners have issued an update on the ongoing work by the RTA to restore ferry service for Algiers residents,

Toronto City Airport ferry to be retrofitted to all-electric operation

PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, reports that the airport’s Marilyn Bell I passenger/vehicle ferry will be converted to electric-power. The vessel will be the first 100 percent