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2014-03-21 23:24:32

Dramatic efficiency increases fuel follow-on orders for world’s largest hybrid ferry fleet Richmond, B.C., Canada (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Corvus Energy has again been selected as the Energy Storage System (ESS) of choice by Scandlines for their next three hybrid ferries. Based on the tremendous success of Scandline’s first hybrid, the MF Prinsesse Benedikte, the next three hybrids will again use a 2.7MWh ESS consisting of Corvus Energy AT6500 advanced lithium polymer batteries...

2014-03-18 23:27:38

Sugar Maple Interactive, a Wake Forest-based software solutions and services provider, today announced updates to their North Carolina Ferries app that will include real-time alerts from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Wake Forest, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Sugar Maple Interactive, a Wake Forest-based software solutions and services provider, today announced updates to their North Carolina Ferries app that will include real-time alerts from the North...

2013-09-23 23:27:22

Ferry commuters in Australia’s largest city can now use the new Opal smart card across the entire Sydney Ferries network, as the rollout of the city’s new ticketing system continues. SYDNEY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Ferry commuters in Australia’s largest city can now use the new Opal smart card across the entire Sydney Ferries network, as the rollout of the city’s new ticketing system continues. The New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said the...

2013-01-16 23:01:24

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman reviews details of the ferry accident in New York that left over 70 people injured after it crashed into a lower Manhattan wharf. The captain of the vessel told investigators that a mechanical failure left him unable to put the ferry in reverse when he tried to dock. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 Around 70 people were injured, 11 seriously, after the Seastreak Wall Street commuter ferry crashed into a pier while docking. The...

Obesity Leads To Fewer Passengers On U.S. Ferries
2011-12-25 07:34:02

The U.S. obesity epidemic has forced the Coast Guard to increase the estimated average weight of adult passengers, meaning that fewer passengers will be allowed onboard ferries and similar crafts at any given time, various media outlets reported last week. According to the Associated Press (AP), the new Coast Guard stability regulations that went into effect on December 1 increased the estimated weight of adult passengers from 160 pounds to 185 pounds. Those figures are based on...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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