Holland’s Glorie is a novel published in 1940 by the Dutch writer Jan de Hartog. The novel glorified the life of the pre-war salvage master. In English, it was published as Captain Jan (here). It was the literary sensation of the 1940s, selling hundreds of thousands of copies, and it is the foundation on which the glamour ..
The requirement for maritime security, or patrol, search and rescue, vessels seems to grow inexorably. Who would have thought that the global boom that commenced in response to the 9/11 Saudi terrorist attacks on New York would continue for twenty years? Of course, it was not just terrorists who drove the boom. Piracy also ..
The global warming/climate change scare is certainly having a very significant effect on the overall maritime market and not least with respect to marine engines and propulsion systems. Even without the scare, it was becoming obvious to all thinking mariners that the world needs to care for our environment much, much ..
A new technology demonstrator vessel that promises low-emission sailings with the help of ocean waves is currently being built at a shipyard in the Philippine province of Aklan. Under a PHP76 million (US$1.59 million) project funded by the country’s government through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), ..
Mike Wall is unstoppable. A former marine engineer, he has practiced as a marine surveyor and marine educationalist for more than 40 years, most recently from his “retirement” home in Thailand. He has written nearly a dozen books and dozens of training modules and articles on marine superintendency, ship surveying, ..
Last week we looked at mistakes – mistakes from lenders in Singapore to Swiber and KrisEnergy (here), and a terrible error of judgement that led to the capsizing and sinking of the liftboat Seacor Power with the the loss of thirteen lives in the Gulf of Mexico last month (here). Further developments in Seacor Power ..
The requirement for maritime security, or patrol, search and rescue, vessels seems to grow inexorably. Who would have thought that the global boom that commenced in respo ..
A new type of ship’s rudder system designed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland will be demonstrated as part of a €6 million (US$7.3 milli ..
The US Navy commissioned the expeditionary sea base (ESB) USS Miguel Keith in a ceremony in Naval Air Station North Island, California, on Saturday, May 8. The ESB origin ..