ISLAND EXPEDITION

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ISLAND EXPEDITION
    • Operator : HARBOR EXPRESS (WATER TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES, INC.)
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1200
  • Location
    • City : QUINCY
    • STATE : MA
  • Capacity
    • Passenger Capacity : 200
  • Size
    • Register length : 64.1 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 20 Feet
    • Overall Length : 65.5 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 20 Feet
    • Load draft : 4 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
    • Height : 20 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2005
    • EQUIP2 : ACCESSIBLE
    • EQUIP1 : HANDICAP
    • Coast Guard Number : 1172948

HARBOR EXPRESS (WATER TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES, INC.)

  • Area of Operation : BETWEEN QUINCY, MA; LOGAN AIRPORT, DOWNTOWN BOSTON AND HULL; ALSO WHOLE WATER OPERATION
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

ISLAND DISCOVERY

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

VOYAGER III

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

BC Ferries Orders 4 Hybrid-Electric Vessels

BC Ferries Orders 4 Hybrid-Electric Vessels

Canadian ferry owner and operator British Columbia Ferry Services Inc (BC Ferries) has made a further order of four additional electric-battery hybrid Island Class vessels from a major European shipyard.The ferry corporation announced that Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands has been awarded the contract to build the new vessels.

China-Built Cruiser Delivered to Sunstone

China-Built Cruiser Delivered to Sunstone

China Merchants Heavy Industry has delivered an expedition cruise vessel to SunStone Ships, the first of its next-genn INFINITY-class vessel and perhaps more significantly China's firm entrance into the cruise ship building sector.The arrangement to bring this ship from drawing board to delivery slip is the culmination of marrying European cruise design and quality with Chinese ship-building

Expedition Cruise Market Powers Ahead

Expedition Cruise Market Powers Ahead

While nothing lasts forever, the cruise industry – and particularly the ‘expedition’ cruise sector – remain on a historic run with no indication of a near-term slowdown.The leisure travel sector, of which expedition cruising is a part, offers numerous possibilities for delivering new “experiences” unlike industrial shipping businesses (or even conventional ferry and passenger transport)

Cruise Ships: Oceanwide Orders Polar Class Ship

Cruise Ships: Oceanwide Orders Polar Class Ship

The expedition cruise ship market maintains its torrid pace with news that Oceanwide Expeditions has orders another Polar Class 6 ship, following the success of its ship Hondius.Croatian shipyard Brodosplit, the builder of Hondius, won the follow on order for M/V Janssonius, which is scheduled to be completed in October, 2021.

Interview: Dan Skjeldam, CEO, Hurtigruten

Interview: Dan Skjeldam, CEO, Hurtigruten

Building on its 125-year heritage, Norwegian shipowner Hurtigruten has become a leader in exploration travel offering voyages to more than 200 unique destinations in more than 30 countries ranging across the globe from the Arctic to the Antarctic and including cruises in Norway, Greenland, Svalbard, Iceland, Western Europe, and the Americas.

"The best expedition cruise ship ever"

"The best expedition cruise ship ever"

A cruise industry veteran of more than 25 years, Nikolaos Doulis, Lindblad Expeditions’ SVP, New Buildings, discusses with Maritime Reporter & Engineering News the build plan for “the best expedition cruise ship ever built.”Born in Greece to a seafaring family, Nikolaos Doulis was destined for a maritime career.

Wreckage of USS Wasp CV-7 Discovered

Wreckage of USS Wasp CV-7 Discovered

The expedition crew aboard the late Paul G. Allen’s research vessel (R/V) Petrel discovered wreckage from USS Wasp (CV 7), which was sunk in 1942.Wasp, found Jan. 14, was sunk Sept. 15, 1942, by four Japanese torpedoes from the Japanese submarine I-19 while escorting transports carrying the Seventh Marine Regiment to Guadalcanal as reinforcements.

Explorer Profile: Sven Lindblad

Explorer Profile: Sven Lindblad

Profiled in the March 2019 "cruise" edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News is Sven Lindblad, intrepid explorer and wildlife photographer Sven Lindblad blazed the trail for environmentally sensitive travelers to Antarctica on Lindblad Expedition’s fleet of cruise ships with National Geographic.

Cruise: Lindblad Orders Another Polar Ship

Cruise: Lindblad Orders Another Polar Ship

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings signed an agreement with Norway's Ulstein to build a new polar vessel, expanding the line’s National Geographic polar fleet to four ships. The ship is the next phase of Lindblad’s fleet expansion following the launches of new builds National Geographic Quest in July 2017

Tomas Tillberg: Rebel with a Cause

Tomas Tillberg: Rebel with a Cause

Designer Tomas Tillberg’s quest for freedom breaks down barriers and expands to China, where his team builds China’s first expedition cruise ships putting Antarctica - and the most remote, mysterious parts of the world - within reach.All for freedom. Freedom for all. Tomas Tillberg could be Harley Davidson’s new poster boy.

Boat Made of Flip-flops Sails for Cleaner Seas

Boat Made of Flip-flops Sails for Cleaner Seas

It was 6pm when an unusual rainbow-colored boat, made of recycled plastic waste and discarded flip-flops gathered from beaches and roadsides, dropped anchor off the beach at Mtwapa, near Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa.The 9-meter-long dhow, "The Flipflopi", was sailing south along East Africa's coast to raise awareness of the threat plastics pose to the oceans

Cruise Shipping: 'Green Cruising' with Hurtigruten

Cruise Shipping: 'Green Cruising' with Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten orders third hybrid-powered expedition cruise shipGrowth in the global cruise sector continues, as Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise operator, signed an MOU with shipbuilder Kleven Verft AS for the construction of a third hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship. Tom Mulligan, Maritime Reporter’s Science & Technology writer, reports from Norway.