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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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, ..
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 ..
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 ..
Winter Brothers Material Company, family-owned mining and gravel company that has been operating out of St. Louis, Missouri for over 75 years, has taken delivery of an el ..
The Executive Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube River (EAEMDR), formerly the Danube Hydrographical Service of the Bulgarian government, has expanded it ..