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HMS Ferries awarded $10 million in grants

6/12/2014

HMS Ferries, Inc., a member of the HMS Global Maritime family of businesses, announces that two different projects have been awarded state and federal grants for capital improvements, equaling a combined total of nearly $10 million. The majority of the funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which has awarded approximately $123.5 million for passenger ferry projects and ferry operators throughout the United States and selected territories.   Continued »

 

DOT awards $123.5 million for ferry services, operators

6/3/2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) yesterday announced the award and distribution of approximately $123.5 million for passenger ferry projects and ferry operators throughout the United States and selected territories.   Continued »

 
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Entertainment Cruises acquires Windridge Yacht Charters

4/22/2014

Entertainment Cruises, which bills itself as the nation’s largest dining and sightseeing cruise company, has made its first move into Florida with the recent purchase of Windridge Yacht Charters. Terms were not disclosed.   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard recognizes Watermark vessels for excellence

3/20/2014

The U.S. Coast Guard has recognized Annapolis, Md.-based Watermark for excellence in vessel maintenance, safety and crew proficiency.   Continued »

 

PVA elects 2014 president, officers and board members

2/26/2014

Capt. Terri Bernstein of BB Riverboats in Newport, Ky., will serve as president of the Passenger Vessel Association for 2014. Association officers and board members were elected at the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2014 held in Houston in January.   Continued »

 
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PVA elects Bernstein new president

1/30/2014

During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2014, held Jan. 18-21 in Houston, members of the Passenger Vessel Association elected Capt. Terri Bernstein, vice president of operations of BB Riverboats, Newport, Ky., as PVA president for 2014.   Continued »

 
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American Queen purchases 223-passenger riverboat

1/16/2014

The American Queen Steamboat Company, owner and operator of the U.S-flagged American Queen, today announced the closing on financing and full ownership of its second vessel, the American Empress.   Continued »

 
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Video: All American chosen to build Seattle ferries

11/21/2013

At the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle yesterday, All American Marine announced that it had been selected to build a pair of 250-passenger ferries for King County, Wash.   Continued »

 
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Burger to build custom tour boat for Chicago

10/2/2013

Burger Boat Company has received a contract for the construction of Chicago's Classic Lady, a 98' (30m) steel passenger vessel for Chicago's First Lady Cruises.   Continued »

 
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House passes Delta Queen legislation

9/30/2013

The House of Representatives last week threw a lifeline to everyone who wants the inland passenger vessel Delta Queen to sail again, including a group of investors led by a former company executive.   Continued »

 
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