Ferry service awash in problems

November 20, 2009

It appears that all of the Canadian government operated vessels have reached their tolerance for chronic underfunding at once. The next 20 years should be a boom for the yards as vessels reach the end of their service life and need to be replaced. Marine Atlantic needs $1.5b, the auditor general tells OttawaBy STEPHEN MAHER Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA — Auditor general Sheila Fraser has advised the federal government to pony…


Fire Onboard MV Atlantic Vision

December 29, 2008

MV Atlantic Vision is a fast ro-pax ferry owned by the Estonian ferry company Tallink, under charter to Marine Atlantic. She was delivered to Marine Atlantic in November 2008, but will begin her route in March 2009. The ship was built in 2002 as MS Superfast IX by HDW, Kiel, Germany for Attica Group’s subsidiary Superfast Ferries.(From Wikpedia) ——————————————– Marine Atlantic is investigating the cause of a fire that broke…