Mackinac Island Ferry Set For Electric Conversion

A Mackinac Island passenger ferry will be converted to zero-emissions electric power with the help of a $3.06 million award from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Fuel Transformation Program (FTP) Part 2. Star Line, now known as the Mackinac Island Ferry Company (MIFC), will replace two 1988 diesel engines with … Read more

Unmarked UN boats used to ferry junta officials to refugee camps, email shows — Radio Free Asia

Military junta officials were transported from Myanmar into Bangladesh aboard United Nations boats on which UN markings had been removed, according to an email from the UN’s resident coordinator in Myanmar, a move that could put humanitarian workers at risk.  The UN’s boats were used to carry officials from Myanmar’s ruling military junta to Cox’s … Read more

Gabon Transport Minister Resigns In Wake Of Fatal Ferry

Gabon’s transport minister stepped down on Thursday, the presidency said, one week after more than 20 people were killed in a ferry accident that sparked outrage across the West African nation. The presidency’s statement did not say why Brice Paillat handed in his notice. But it followed widespread calls for his resignation over the sinking … Read more

At Least 21 Confirmed Dead In Gabon Ferry Accident

Search teams in Gabon have recovered the dead bodies of 15 passengers of a ferry that sank off the West African country’s coast last week, bringing the provisional death toll up to 21, the coordinator of rescue operations said on Tuesday. The Esther Miracle ferry was carrying 161 passengers from Libreville to Port-Gentil when it … Read more