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- Two ways to Belfast. // Truck & Driver;May2008, p70
The article compares two ferry routes for a trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland. On paper the Norfolk Line ferry from Birkenhead seemed the best way to go, especially travelling from London. Sadly this service was distinctly average. On the plus side, the dock is well signposted and easy to access...
- Bangladesh Ferry Dragged From River, Death Toll at 110. AHMED, ANIS; QUADIR, SERAJUL // News India Times;03/23/2012, Vol. 43 Issue 12, p20
The article reports on the recovery of the Bangladeshi ferry, MV Shariatpur-1, after it sank due to a collision with an oil barge, along with dead bodies, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Monkeyshines On Trivia. // Monkeyshines on America;Feb2002 New Jersey Issue, p13
In 1811, the first ferry service in the U.S. opened between Hoboken, New Jersey, and New York City.
- Banking on a calm crossing. Archer, Jane // Travel Weekly: The Choice of Travel Professionals;5/5/2003, Issue 1666, p51
Discusses the efforts of ferry operators in Great Britain to increase family bookings by offering products for children. Brittany Ferries' offering of computer games and music for kids; P&O Ferries' installation of computer arcade games on the Dover to Calais vessels; Fjord Line's offering of...
- A passenger vessel market revival? Baird, Neil // Ausmarine;Dec2006, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p5
The author cites the factors affecting the fast ferry market. He comments on the terrorism paranoia that affects some politicians in the U.S. and abroad. One benefit from the terrorism paranoia has been an improvement in security systems and techniques, according to the author. Cut price...
- Ferry News. // PowerShips;Summer2011, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p74
The article presents news briefs related to ferries including the interruption to ferry services due to heavy rains and flooding in Queensland, Australia, expansion of Sydney-Manly ferry services in New South Wales, and an upsurge in business in early 2011 for Sydney-Manly ferries.
- End of an era as final Belfast-built passenger ship bows out. Mackey, Scott // Logistics & Transport Focus;Jan2012, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p29
The article reports that the MV Stena Caledonia completed its service on the ferry service between Belfast and Stranraer in Scotland on November 16, 2011. The ferry sailed for the first time from the Belfast Shipyard of Harland and Wolff on September 25, 1980. The ship was retired from service...
- Ferry trials. Thompson, D.C.S. // New Scientist;10/6/90, Vol. 128 Issue 1737, p66
Comments on the article focusing on the risks of ferry travel and the existing regulations and national requirements for complete abandonment of passenger ships including ferries within 30 minutes from the time the signal to abandon ship is given.
- Low-cost passengers switch to ferries. Ranson, Kelly // Travel Weekly (UK);8/17/2007, p9
The article focuses on a report by sector analyst Ferrystat which revealed that the increasing numbers of British holidaymakers are taking the ferry to the continent or between Great Britain and Ireland. The number of British ferry passengers increased by 0.8% to 15.7 million in the six months...