Latest Marine transportation industry News

Ferry service website up and running after cyberattack

Jun. 13, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Steamship Authority website is operating again after it was disabled by a ransomware cyberattack more than a week ago. Travelers had been unable to make online reservations for ferry trips to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket...

Ferry fast pass a hit for some, a miss for others, on island

Jun. 12, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Peaks Island residents are being offered a fast for ferry rides, but not everyone likes the idea. Under a one-year pilot program starting June 19, people who live full time on Peaks Island or pay taxes on property there, along with their spouses,...

Greek unions strike, seek return to pre-pandemic work rules

Jun. 10, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Widespread strikes in Greece brought public transport and other services to a halt Thursday as the country’s largest labor unions protested employment reforms they argue will make flexible workplace changes introduced during the pandemic more permanent. ...

$1.6M from US for project using vessels to gather river data

Jun. 09, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

The federal government is putting up $1.6 million to help Louisiana develop “smart ports” that will gather data about Mississippi River conditions and traffic from tugs, barges and other vessels, officials said Wednesday. The SmartPort project is a national first,...

Ferry with more than 100 aboard runs aground in New York

Jun. 05, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A passenger ferry with more than 100 people aboard ran aground in New York City and was taking on water Saturday, according to the Coast Guard and fire department officials. No serious injuries were reported. The ferry operated by Seastreak, which runs...

Massachusetts ferry service still slowed by cyberattack

Jun. 03, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ferry service between mainland Massachusetts and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket continues to be affected Thursday by a ransomware cyberattack, officials said. The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority first...

Striking seamen in Greece temporarily disrupt ferry services

Jun. 03, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Ferry services to the Greek islands were disrupted Thursday morning after a seamen’s union went ahead with a strike that a court had declared illegal. Union members blockaded the entrance to ferries in the main port of Piraeus, preventing anyone...

EXPLAINER: Why ransomware is so dangerous and hard to stop

Jun. 02, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

Recent high-profile “ransomware” attacks on the world’s largest meat-packing company and the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline have underscored how gangs of extortionist hackers can disrupt the economy and put lives and livelihoods at risk. Last year alone in the U.S.,...

Massachusetts ferry service slowed by ransomware attack

Jun. 02, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ferry service between mainland Massachusetts and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket was slowed Wednesday morning by a ransomware cyberattack, officials said. “The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority has been...

Environmental disaster feared as ship sinks off Sri Lanka

Jun. 02, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Salvage experts failed to tow a fire-stricken container ship carrying chemicals out to sea and it started to sink Wednesday off Sri Lanka's main port, raising fears of a marine environmental disaster, officials said. X-Press Feeders, operators...