Toronto City Airport ferry to be retrofitted to all-electric operation; NTSB: Poor maintenance led to towboat capsize

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

December 2, 2019 – Vessel that serves one of the world’s shortest ferry routes—less than 400 feet—will be Canada’s first 100% electric lithium-ion powered ferry.

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NTSB: Poor maintenance led to towboat capsize

Post-accident survey of 39-year-old Marquette Transportation fleet towboat Miss Roslyn found severe wastage throughout the vessel.

Ship operating costs rise on higher R&M and insurance spending

Drewry report finds that underlying vessel operating cost inflation accelerated moderately in 2019 and that costs are expected to continue rising at a similar pace in 2020.
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Kentucky fireboat gets a permanent home

The city of Covington, Ky., reports that its 35-foot fireboat is to get a new permanent home in Cincinnati.

Wärtsilä inks agreement with air-lubricated hull solution provider

License and cooperation ageement with Silverstream Technologies will see air lubrication system offered within Wärtsilä propulsion solutions.
Bakke out as Havyard Group CEO

Norway’s financially troubled Havyard Group and CEO Geir Johan Bakke have agreed to “terminate their employment relationship with immediate effect.”