• VESSEL REVIEW | Swedish high-performance interceptor features fully integrated propulsion and electronics

    VESSEL REVIEW | Swedish high-performance interceptor features fully integrated propulsion and electronics

  • TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | E-TWO – Emar Offshore Services welcomes new harbour tug for African operations

    VESSEL REVIEW | E-TWO – Emar Offshore Services welcomes new harbour tug for African operations

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Saint-Germain – Luxurious French-designed passenger ferry for the Caribbean

    VESSEL REVIEW | Saint-Germain – Luxurious French-designed passenger ferry for the Caribbean

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Geelong Flyer – Refined catamaran ferry for Australia’s Melbourne-Geelong route

    VESSEL REVIEW | Geelong Flyer – Refined catamaran ferry for Australia’s Melbourne-Geelong route

  • TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Multratug 6 – Multraship’s new reverse stern drive tug ahead of the pack for crew comfort, emissions

    VESSEL REVIEW | Multratug 6 – Multraship’s new reverse stern drive tug ahead of the pack for crew comfort, emissions

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Swedish high-performance interceptor features fully integrated propulsion and electronics
  • VESSEL REVIEW | E-TWO – Emar Offshore Services welcomes new harbour tug for African operations
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Saint-Germain – Luxurious French-designed passenger ferry for the Caribbean
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Geelong Flyer – Refined catamaran ferry for Australia’s Melbourne-Geelong route
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Multratug 6 – Multraship’s new reverse stern drive tug ahead of the pack for crew comfort, emissions
TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
FEATURE | RC towing – Autonomising tugs at Robert Allan Ltd.

FEATURE | RC towing – Autonomising tugs at Robert Allan Ltd.

By Nelson E. Dela Cruz

With autonomous vessels, particularly tugs, being a common topic of debate and discussion recently, we decided to approach tug design leader Robert Allan Ltd (RAL), which already has a number of autonomous projects underway, to get the company’s thoughts on the technology, and in particular what RAL is working on. Vince ..

OPINION | Offshore tax havens are still open to all kinds of fishy business

OPINION | Offshore tax havens are still open to all kinds of fishy business

By Transparency International

If you are a tourist travelling from Iceland to Namibia, it will take you around 22 hours with layovers in Norway and Qatar. If you are a company looking to clean some dirty money, however, you might fancy a (virtual) detour to the Marshall Islands to set up a shell company – it won’t even take you much longer. This ..

FEATURE | Sea Machines and the autonomous workboats of the future

FEATURE | Sea Machines and the autonomous workboats of the future

By Nelson E. Dela Cruz

US-based Sea Machines, an autonomous technology company that specialises in control technology for workboats and other commercial surface vessels, recently performed a successful test of its technology onboard a pollution control demonstration vessel in Portland Harbor. Baird Maritime caught up with Sea Machines’ ..

COLUMN | Emerging North African naval powers [Naval Gazing]

COLUMN | Emerging North African naval powers [Naval Gazing]

By Trevor Hollingsbee

The North African maritime domain is vital both to the economy of the region, and to its security. North African nations have therefore traditionally given considerable priority to their maritime forces. Now, improving regional economies are allowing modernisation and expansion programmes, of a level which is resulting in ..

COLUMN | The “best” material for fishing boats

COLUMN | The “best” material for fishing boats

By Alan Haig-Brown

There was a time, not so very long ago, that most fishing boats in the 20-metre range were built of wood. In British Columbia the planking on a boat that size was most often tight-grained, old growth, edge-grain fir. In Thailand it was old-growth golden Takien, again edge grained. Other countries used pine or teak. It was ..

TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
COLUMN | Autonomous tugs grow ever closer [Tug Times]

COLUMN | Autonomous tugs grow ever closer [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

I was disheartened to read that ABB recently signed a deal with Keppel Marine in Singapore to jointly develop technology for autonomous vessels and retrofit it on a 32-metre harbour tug, thus, “enabling autonomous vessel operations in the Port of Singapore by the end of 2020.” Once operational, it is expected to be the ..

Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

It’s everything tug and salvage this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, ..