Ferry Mercraft 3 Sinks Philippines December 21, 2017
Cruise Ship Sinking

Five Dead After Ferry Sinks

December 22, 2017 Janet Cole

The ferry Mercraft 3 sank in the Philippines (see video below) around 1100 hours on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The ferry had been traveling on rough seas from Ungos port in Real, a town east […]

Cruise Ship Fires

Cruise Europa Galley Fire Monday

December 21, 2015 Janet Cole

Minoan Lines Ferry Cruise Europa Fire December 21, 2015 Cruise Europa reported a galley fire aboard, with nearly 800 aboard. On December 21, 2015, Cruise Europa, a ferry owned by Greek shipping company Minoan Lines had […]

Cruise Ship Fires

Passenger Ship Fire 544 Aboard

August 15, 2015 Janet Cole

MV Wonderful Star passenger ship caught fire while docked early this morning with 544 people aboard, 2 of 59 crew members injured. The ship was located in Ormoc, located on Leyte Island in the Philippines. Two […]

Cruise Ship Fires

High Speed Ferry Explosion

June 6, 2015 Janet Cole

Wahana Gili Ocean 4 high speed #ferry explosion injures 25 passengers, 129 aboard.  Wahana Gili Ocean 4 suffered an engine explosion about 30 minutes out to sea from Senggigi on Lombok in the Indonesian islands. There were 19 […]

Overboard

Another Ferry Captain Hero

May 6, 2015 Janet Cole

John Tracy Casco Bay Lines Ferry Captain, dives into icy Portland, Maine sea to save man who fell from a pier today. A man who fell off a dock at the Maine State Pier in Portland […]

Destinations

Ferries To Cuba Becoming Reality

May 6, 2015 Janet Cole

Cruise Bruise: Four ferry companies have been licensed today for  #ferry #cruise service from Florida to Cuba. Today, four ferry companies have been licensed for cruises to Cuba. Baja Ferries, Havana Ferry Partners,United Caribbean Lines and Airline […]

Travel Warning

Three Terrorist Attacks At Sea

February 25, 2015 Janet Cole

Mediterranean terrorist attacks on #cruise ships,  Greece,  Egypt, one in Asia, killed 128.  The Mediterranean is an  easy terrorist target for cruise ships, as history shows. WG&A Superferry 14 February 27, 2004 Deadliest Terrorist Attack At Sea, […]

Cruise Ship Deaths

Nova Star Cruises Crewmember Expired

October 14, 2014 Janet Cole

Nova Star Cruise male crew member, 52, died aboard the Portland, Maine-Nova Scotia, Canada ROPAX cruise ferry ship. Mark Amundsen, president and CEO of Nova Star Cruises, said in a written statement that he would not disclose […]

Philippine Ferry MV Doña Paz Collision
Cruise Ship Sinking

Philippine Ferry MV Doña Paz Collision More Than 4000 Passengers Dead

December 20, 1987 Janet Cole

On December 20, 1987, at 06:30 hours, the  Philippine-registered passenger ferry  MV Doña Paz owned by Sulpicio Lines sank after colliding with the oil tanker MT Vector.  The MV Doña Paz was sailing from Leyte island to the Philippine capital of Manila. MV Doña Paz was seriously overcrowded, had  no radio […]