The "Martha’s Vineyard" lost power 15 minutes into its scheduled trip to Woods Hole at 8:30 p.m. on March 17, 2018. The ferry was idle in waters off East Chop for more than five hours and returned to Vineyard Haven Harbor at 1:45 a.m. as its passengers without vehicles made an orderly exit to waiting cars and taxis. There were 72 passengers on board, 14 crew members, and 3 concession workers. Vehicles began rolling off closer to 2 a.m. The "Martha’s Vineyard", which just returned to service several weeks ago after a $17.5 million refurbishment, was being worked on in Vineyard Haven. The engines have been restarted and the tug that brought it safely back to port briefly pulled it out of its slip so it could disconnect from the ferry. Dock trials were underway in the hopes of getting it back into service. Earlier runs on March 18 were done by the "Katama", but the "Sankaty", another freight ferry with minimal passenger capacity, was taking its place for now.
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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada sent a team to Quebec to investigate a fatality aboard the "Saga Amazon" wgho died after falling on the bulk carrier on March 17, 2018. The ship was moored near Port-Daniel-Gascons on the south side of the Gaspe peninsula at the time of the incident. The ship was carrying a cargo of concrete.
The Port of Kiel has revealed the design of the Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal’s second facility that will handle cruise ships and passengers.
The 3,700m² two-storey terminal building is designed by architects Hillenkamp and Roselius under a multi-phase co-operative workshop process.
Construction of the €7.5m terminal is scheduled to begin in August, with completion and operation expected to commence in 2019.
Port of Kiel managing director Dr Dirk Claus said: “Sea tourism is a strong growth market sector for the port of Kiel. “With a second terminal building, we will be in a position to expand our capacities and increase handling quality. We are taking a great leap forward against a background of ever more visits by cruise ships and increases in the sizes of those ships. A terminal for every ship berth means the best possible service for shipping companies and passengers. We are taking a great leap forward against a background of ever more visits by cruise ships and increases in the sizes of those ships.”
When completed, the new terminal will be an integrated northern extension of the current terminal building with connections on both levels.
The terminal’s frontage will be equipped with large glass surfaces.
Both the existing and new terminal buildings will form a V-shaped reception area for the arriving visitors to enter the terminal.
Baggage handling will be conducted on the ground floor, while the upper floor will be reserved for passengers and check-in procedures.
Claus further added: “The new terminal building will replace two existing baggage halls. This is something which also has town planning significance.”
The Port of Kiel operates three terminals in Ostseekai, Norwegenkai and Schwedenkai. So far this year, it has handled 166 visits by 32 different cruise ships.
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