Cruiseferries

Silja forecasts sales slip

Finland's Silja expects its Baltic sea ferry operator Silja Line's 1997 gross sales to be more than 3.3 billion markka (about HK$4.25 billion), compared with 3.35 billion markka in 1996.

Friday, 16 January, 1998, 12:00am

DFDS adds to ferry purchase

DFDS, a Danish ferry and freight shipping company, says it will buy another ferry from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri Cantieri Navali, bringing its total order to three.

6 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Kvaerner wins deal for anti-flood door

KVAERNER Ships Equipment of Gothenburg, the cargo access equipment specialists and part of Norway's Kvaerner Ships Equipment Group, has secured the contract to design and supply a prototype main deck flood prevention door for the world's largest passenger ferry.

The 59,914 gross registered tonne (GRT) Silja Europa operates on the Turku (Finland) - Stockholm (Sweden) run.

8 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

P&O ferry gets the message

P & O European Ferries' Pride of Bilbao runs a three-day service between Portsmouth in the UK and the northern Spanish city of Bilbao.

Around Portsmouth the giant former Baltic ferry is affectionately known as ''the block of flats.'' But, as well as being the largest UK ferry, the vessel is also one of the most advanced.

14 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Last-minute dash to grab casino ship cash

CREW and gaming management removed at least $10 million from casino safes on the New Orient Princess minutes before they fled the blazing ship last week, sources close to its agents said.

The money had been kept locked up far from the sauna at the stern of the 4,200-tonne ship where the fire started.

4 Sep 1993 - 12:00am