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Hong Kong ferry accident leaves 85 injured

| Maritime News | 01/12/2013

Eighty five people were injured on Friday when a high-speed ferry travelling from Hong Kong to Macau hit an unidentified object in the water, authorities said.

The crash, which took place on a popular tourist route, comes at a time of heightened public concern over the safety of maritime transport in Hong Kong’s harbour, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

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Ferry hit pier in Lower Manhattan injuring 17 passengers

| Maritime News | 09/01/2013

Seastreak ferry   Ferry hit a dock in Lower Manhattan, which caused injury of at least 17 passengers. The ship was operated by Seastreak Ferries and had about 300 passengers on board. The ship was operating on regular router from New Jersey to Lower Manhattan, while during a berth to Pier 11 at South Street and Gouverneur Lane the ship hit the pier and throw passengers from their seats. The ship has serious damages over the hull, as the whole starboard side is broken over the waterline without water ingress. The reason for the accident was high speed of maneuvering and too aggressive berthing operation by the pilot. All of the injured people were transported to the local hospital and later were let to go home.

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Passenger ship Lamma IV sank in Hong Kong

| Maritime News | 02/10/2012

Lamma IV   The passenger ship Lamma IV sank after collision with Hong Kong ferry in East Lamma Channel, Hong Kong. The coastal passenger ship was on drift for watching the National Day fireworks in Victoria Harbour, while the ship was hit by the ferry operating in the channel. The ferry was forced to maneuver in case to prevent collision with a cargo vessel, but was not able to escape from the accident with the passenger ship Lamma IV. The daily cruiser sank by stern with more than 120 passengers and 3 crew members on board. The local authorities reported that 36 people were dead in spite of the fast and accurate rescue operations. The water trap killed 28 passengers from the passenger ship, while 8 other died in the hospital later. The ferry has almost no damages and a few passengers were slightly injured after the accident.

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Ferry sank after collision with the LPG tanker Norgas Cathinka

| Maritime News | 28/09/2012

Norgas Cathinka LPG   The ferry Bahuga Jaya sank after collision with LPG tanker Norgas Cathinka in the Sunda Strait off Jakarta, Indonesia. The accident happened on 4 nautical miles off the Bakauheni Port, Lampung Selatan and on board of the passenger ship there were more than 200 passengers and 30 crew members. The local authorities reported that at least 8 people died in the water of Indonesia and 15 people are still missing. The accident happened after violating the Colreg rules of the both vessels, which turned to same position to avoid collision. The LPG tanker Norgas Cathinka is detained by the Indonesian coast guard, after the accident, before clearing of the situation. The local authorities and the coast guard organized search and rescue operations, engaging a helicopter and three rescue boats. The investigation of the accident is still in process and all the aspects of the collision will be reviewed by the authorities and police.

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Ferry Sykkylvsfjord collided with pier in Norway

| Maritime News | 26/09/2012

Sykkylvsfjord   The ferry Sykkylvsfjord collided into a pier in Stranda, Norway during maneuvering into the port. The vessel was on route from Liabygda to Stranda and has maneuvers for berthing into the pier, but because of the high speed allided with the pier and made sufficient damages of the harbor. After the collision the ferry god damages in the hull and the front ramp. According to the master evidences the accident was caused by the malfunction in the propeller and highly disturbed ability to maneuver in the port. The ferry Sykkylvsfjord got serious damages, which caused docking of the ship for repair and full inspections before backing to service. The port authorities investigated the accident and most probably will fine the vessel for the crashed pier. There are no injured people during the accident and no damaged cars, but only the bow ramp was able to open for discharging the cars from the vessel.

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Ferry Basto IV got engine failure and calceled recent voyages

| Maritime News | 19/09/2012

Basto IV ferry   The ferry Basto IV got engine failure and discarded all the voyages planned for today. The ship had technical malfunction in the engine, which caused the interruption of the service. The ferry is operating on regular routes between Moss and Horten in Norway crossing Oslofjord four time per day. The ship got technical problems, when preparing to leave the port of Horten, without any passengers on board and before starting the voyage. The ferry Basto IV is quite old ship, built in 1986, but regularly maintained and in very good condition, which ensures safety operations in North Sea.

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Ferry with 561 passengers got engine failure in Philippines

| Maritime News | 17/09/2012

St. Thomas of Aquinas   The ferry St Thomas of Aquinas got engine failure and full blackout on route between Manila and Iloilo City in Philippines. The ferry got serious problem in the propulsion system and main engine, which caused power down and the ship left drifting in Iloilo Strait. On board of the vessel there were 561 passengers, who were safety evacuated from the coast guard. The crew dropped anchor to prevent the ship from drifting in the heavy sea and large waves. The coast guard and the port authorities started making a plan for towing of the ship to the harbor, where the vessel will be repaired and maintained.

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High speed ferry Provincetown III ran aground in Boston

| Maritime News | 26/08/2012

Provincetown III aground   The catamaran ferry Provincetown III ran aground in the Marble Head, Boston. The ship was navigated and maneuvered by trainee skipper, who hit a sandbar into the harbor. The ferry was carrying 145 passengers on board and 4 crew members. There are no injured persons during the accident, but the hull of Provincetown III was seriously damaged by the ground. The passengers were transfered to another ferry of Bay State Cruise Co, which transported all of them to the destination point. The coast guard reacted immediately with re-floating of the vessel, as three tugs were sent to the scene of the accident. The re-floating is planned for the next high tide, which will support the salvage operations. After the vessel is re-floated it will be tugged to the dock for repair and inspection into the Boston harbor. The line of the ferry Provincetown III was suspended before the vessel is ready to operate in service again.

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MS Viking Grace was float-out in Finland

| Maritime News | 13/08/2012

MS Viking Grace   The new super-modern ferry MS Viking Grace was launched by STX Turku Shipyard and float-out on special ceremony in the Finland. the owner of the vessel is Viking Line and the final delivery is expected to be done in the beginning 2013. The ferry is highly environmental and modern, implementing the technology from new generation. The ship was float-out on special ceremony, which was witnessed by representatives of STX Shipyard, Viking Line, the classification society Lloyd’s Register and also other guests and journalists. the new ferry will be fueled by LNG (liquefied natural gas) and the CO2 emissions were almost eliminated. The large cruise ferry has also low fuel consumption and modern engineering, which introduces developments never used before. The ship was valued at price of 260 million USD and has really flexible design and strong engineering, which will open new generation is ferries building. The luxury ferry had capacity for 2,800 passengers, 1,000 lane meters for cars and 1,275 lane meters for ro-ro cargo. Such large capacity make the vessel flexible in operations and really profitable for the owners.

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Ferry with 80 passengers ran aground in Bergen

| Maritime News | 07/08/2012

Trondheim ferry   The ferry Trondheim with 80 passengers on board ran aground in the port of Bergen, Norway. The ship collided with Krokeide Quay and ran aground in the mud bank of the port during maneuvering for berthing. The rescue boats, and port authorities arrived at the scene of the accident, but they reported that there are no injured passengers and no damaged cars. The ferry Trondheim was operating on route between Hufthammar and Bergen, when during the maneuvering operations had technical problem and got blackour of the diesel generators. The vessel drifted with higher speed to the quay and the shallow, where ran aground. The divers are inspecting the hull of the ship but no serious damages and no holes were found. However, the ferry Trondheim will be dry docked in bergen for full recovery and maintenance.

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