• MARITIME SECURITY WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | South African-built escort and patrol vessel for Gulf of Guinea anti-piracy missions

    VESSEL REVIEW | South African-built escort and patrol vessel for Gulf of Guinea anti-piracy missions

  • MARINE PROJECTS WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Electric-powered dredger takes on aggregates mining in Missouri

    VESSEL REVIEW | Electric-powered dredger takes on aggregates mining in Missouri

  • MARITIME SECURITY WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Piedrabuena – French-built OPV for Argentine Navy

    VESSEL REVIEW | Piedrabuena – French-built OPV for Argentine Navy

  • MARINE PROJECTS WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Yantra – Bulgaria’s newest CSD to take on Danube maintenance duties

    VESSEL REVIEW | Yantra – Bulgaria’s newest CSD to take on Danube maintenance duties

  • AUSTRALIA WEEK
    FEATURE | Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia seeks to preserve maritime history and build careers for the future

    FEATURE | Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia seeks to preserve maritime history and build careers for the future

  • VESSEL REVIEW | South African-built escort and patrol vessel for Gulf of Guinea anti-piracy missions
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Electric-powered dredger takes on aggregates mining in Missouri
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Piedrabuena – French-built OPV for Argentine Navy
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Yantra – Bulgaria’s newest CSD to take on Danube maintenance duties
  • FEATURE | Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia seeks to preserve maritime history and build careers for the future
AUSTRALIA WEEK
FEATURE | Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia seeks to preserve maritime history and build careers for the future

FEATURE | Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia seeks to preserve maritime history and build careers for the future

By John Lord

Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia (OSSA) was formed in 2017 when a small group of shipping enthusiasts got together to collect, preserve, and publicly display memorabilia associated with the specialist ships of Australia. This was at a time when the offshore oil and gas activity in Australia had dramatically fallen ..

OPINION | Indigenous whalers bring joy to beleaguered islanders

OPINION | Indigenous whalers bring joy to beleaguered islanders

By Eugene Lapointe

When are tens of tonnes of humpback whale meat most welcome? After a volcano erupts, then rainfall turns ash slurry into mudslides, destroying crops, cutting electricity and water connections, closing airports and ports, forcing 20,000 of a country’s 100,000 population from their homes, that’s when. On April 9, La ..

MARITIME SECURITY WEEK
BOOK REVIEW | Pearl: December 7, 1941

BOOK REVIEW | Pearl: December 7, 1941

By Neil Baird

This well-researched and very well-written book offers probably the best overall summary available of the military, economic and diplomatic events leading to the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and of its inevitable outcome. While very United States-centric in that it practically ignores the ..

AUSTRALIA WEEK
COLUMN | Punching well above its weight [The Boroscope]

COLUMN | Punching well above its weight [The Boroscope]

By Kent Stewart

Australians are an extraordinary lot. When one considers how small our population is, we have produced an inordinate number of world beaters. In sport, commerce and industry there are dozens of examples that are household names. The most recent, Ash Barty at tennis, through to Greg Norman and Jack Brabham. Names like Toll, ..

COLUMN | Prosafe and Floatel International: restructured but not safe yet? [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Prosafe and Floatel International: restructured but not safe yet? [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

Last week, Norwegian floating accommodation provider Prosafe finally announced (here) some good news, albeit not for its shareholders, who are about to be wiped out. Like many other industry players, the operator of seven large, harsh-environment floatel units, has restructured its balance sheet by swapping debt for ..

MARINE PROJECTS WEEK
FEATURE | Seven-year refurbishment for aids to navigation underway at UK’s Peel Ports

FEATURE | Seven-year refurbishment for aids to navigation underway at UK’s Peel Ports

By Baird Maritime

It is a statutory requirement of the Peel Port Authority to provide aids to navigation (AtoN) to a standard set by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), and regulated by Trinity House and the Northern Lighthouse Board as the General Lighthouse Authorities. Peel Ports ..

Welcome to Australia Week!

Welcome to Australia Week!

Having spent more than fifty years heavily involved with the Australian maritime industry generally as both a participant and reporter, I have seen it undergo enormous ch ..