Sewol Ferry Disaster in South Korea Leaves Unhealed Wounds 

Eight years after the Sewol ferry disaster took the lives of 250 South Korean students, parents say they are still struggling to come to terms with the lessons the tragedy brought to bear.

#ansan-south-korea, #danwon-high-school-ansan-south-korea, #families-and-family-life, #ferries, #grief-emotion, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #south-korea

Summer in the City Is Back (Again!)

And this year, we made a bucket list to get you started.

#ferries, #festivals, #food, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #movies, #new-york-city, #summer-season

Star Ferry, ‘Emblem of Hong Kong,’ May Sail Into History After 142 Years

Launched in 1880, the ferry has witnessed both Hong Kong’s transformation into a global financial hub and its history of protests. But battered by a pandemic, the service is struggling to survive.

#boats-and-boating, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ferries, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019

‘S.N.L.’ Star Colin Jost Takes a Spin on Ferryboat He Bought With Pete Davidson

After buying the retired Staten Island ferry at auction in January, the new owners rode it into New York Harbor en route to a temporary home.

#auctions, #davidson-pete-1993, #department-of-citywide-administrative-services, #ferries, #jost-colin, #new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc, #staten-island-ferry, #transportation-department-nyc

P & O Ferries Lays Off 800 U.K. Workers With No Notice

The abrupt terminations caused widespread service cancellations and drew immediate backlash from government officials and unions.

#dover-england, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #europe, #ferries, #hull-england, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #liverpool-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #politics-and-government, #supply-chain

8 Found Dead After Ferry Fire Off Greece as Grim Search Continues

The blaze aboard the Euroferry Olympia burned for most of a week. Hundreds of passengers were rescued, but at least three more are believed missing.

#corfu-greece, #deaths-fatalities, #ferries, #fires-and-firefighters, #italy, #maritime-accidents-and-safety

Dead Body Is Pulled From Burning Ferry Off Greece, With 10 Still Missing

At least one person was confirmed to have died on the Euroferry Olympia, which caught fire on Friday and is still ablaze near the island of Corfu. Hundreds of others have been rescued.

#corfu-greece, #ferries, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost Just Bought a Staten Island Ferry

The two “Saturday Night Live” cast members were among a group of investors who won an auction of a retired ferryboat, with a bid of $280,100 and a desire to “restore a piece of New York.”

#boats-and-boating, #davidson-pete-1993, #ferries, #jost-colin, #staten-island-nyc, #staten-island-ferry

Fire on Crowded Bangladesh Ferry Leaves Dozens Dead

Officials confirmed 35 deaths, but they said the toll was likely to rise as search and rescue continued.

#bangladesh, #deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #ferries, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety

Online Orders in Manhattan May Soon Arrive by Ferry

A partnership plans to bring packages into Manhattan by ferry, relieving truck congestion in tunnels and bridges.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fernhay, #ferries, #freight-cargo, #manhattan-nyc, #ny-waterway, #roads-and-traffic, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #wachtel-william

A Ferry Is Coming to Coney Island. Here’s Why Some Residents Are Angry.

Critics are concerned the ferry service would release toxic pollution and disrupt the habitat of horseshoe crabs, toppling an entire food chain.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #birds, #catsimatidis-john-a, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #crabs, #environment, #ferries, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #transit-systems

Trams, Cable Cars, Electric Ferries: How Cities Are Rethinking Transit

Urban transportation is central to the effort to slow climate change. It can’t be done by just switching to electric cars. Several cities are starting to electrify mass transit.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bergen-norway, #berlin-germany, #bogota-colombia, #buses, #cable-cars-and-trams, #colombia, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #ferries, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #norway, #transit-systems

Booming Interest in Boating Leads to More Deaths and Accidents

The U.S. Coast Guard reported a 25 percent jump in boating fatalities last summer compared to the year before. Casualty numbers this summer are tracking to be even higher.

#balboa-island-calif, #boats-and-boating, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #newport-beach-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rescues, #rhode-island, #travel-and-vacations

SeaStreak Ferry Runs Aground in Brooklyn

A Seastreak ferry with about 100 on board ran aground near Bushwick Inlet Park in Brooklyn on Saturday, officials said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #bushwick-inlet-park-brooklyn-ny, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #seastreak-llc

Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong Find Respite Thanks to the Coronavirus

A cut in ferry service because of the pandemic means the animals, a Hong Kong icon, are getting a little peace and quiet in a favored habitat. But the break is temporary and the future not bright.

#conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #ferries, #hong-kong

Bangladesh Collision Between Cargo Ship and Ferry Leaves 27 Dead

The country has a grim history of deadly disasters on its heavily trafficked rivers.

#bangladesh, #deaths-fatalities, #dhaka-bangladesh, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety

Truckers Shun U.K. Ports to Avoid Brexit Red Tape

British ports expected gridlock after post-Brexit trade rules began on Jan. 1. Instead, some are nearly empty as truckers stay away, reluctant to spend hours waiting for newly required export documents.

#europe, #european-union, #ferries, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #ireland, #trucks-and-trucking

Concerns About Covid Strain Cut Off U.K. From Europe

Dozens of countries banned air and rail links to Britain, foreshadowing what a “no deal” Brexit could look like in 10 days.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #england, #europe, #european-union, #ferries, #food, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #roads-and-traffic, #shortages, #travel-warnings

New York Waterway Ferry Company Accused of Dumping Sewage into Hudson

Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #boats-and-boating, #carpenito-craig, #clean-water-act, #environmental-protection-agency, #ferries, #fines-penalties, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hudson-river, #imperatore-arthur-e, #imperatore-arthur-jr, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-york-waterway, #pohan-armand, #rivers, #sewers-and-sewage, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #whistle-blowers

Arthur Imperatore, Founder of a Critical Ferry Service, Dies at 95

He steered New York Waterway through financial straits. He also reveled in moments of glory, notably when his boats rode to the rescue on Sept. 11, 2001.

#deaths-obituaries, #ferries, #imperatore-arthur-e-jr, #new-jersey, #ny-waterway, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transit-systems

Documentary Casts Doubt on Official Finding in 1994 Ferry Disaster

After the Estonia sunk in a storm off Finland, investigators said that a bow door had been bashed in by heavy seas. But a new series has raised disturbing fresh details.

#baltic-sea, #documentary-films-and-programs, #estonia, #estonia-the-find-that-changes-everythingmovie, #europe, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

This Island Has No Bridges. Can It Survive With No Ferries?

On Shelter Island, private ferries are the only way to reach the mainland. With a greatly reduced tourist season, they might be out of business soon.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ferries, #fire-island-ferries-inc, #long-island-ny

Yoo Hyuk-kee, South Korea’s Most-Wanted Man, Arrested in New York

Yoo Hyuk-kee faces charges of embezzlement from the shipping company that ran a South Korean ferry that sank, killing more than 300 people. Prosecutors say embezzlement helped lead to unsafe conditions on the ferry.

#cheonghaejin-marine-co, #embezzlement, #extradition, #ferries, #fugitives, #justice-department, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #south-korea, #white-plains-ny

Citi Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards: Anything but the Subway

Some New Yorkers, still nervous about public transit, are getting around town in the fresh air, regardless of how long it takes.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #citi-bike, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ferries, #revel-transit-inc, #subways, #walking

A Dream Commute from Weehawken

Downsizing from a suburban family home in New Jersey to a waterfront apartment gave one commuter back several hours of her life every day.

#ferries, #frankfurt-germany, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #weehawken-nj