• OPINION | Does Soviet naval strategy provide a template for China’s maritime ambitions?

    OPINION | Does Soviet naval strategy provide a template for China’s maritime ambitions?

  • REMINISCENCES | Staying stable at all times

    REMINISCENCES | Staying stable at all times

  • COLUMN | Falling knives and walking away: drilling contractors, Chinese yards, Korean cast-offs, Northern Drilling, SinoOcean and the Tiger rigs – Part One [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | Falling knives and walking away: drilling contractors, Chinese yards, Korean cast-offs, Northern Drilling, SinoOcean and the Tiger rigs – Part One [Offshore Accounts]

  • COLUMN | A little knowledge is a dangerous thing [Tug Times]

    COLUMN | A little knowledge is a dangerous thing [Tug Times]

  • COLUMN | Dive in diving: Boskalis, Rever Offshore, James Fisher, Mozambique [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | Dive in diving: Boskalis, Rever Offshore, James Fisher, Mozambique [Offshore Accounts]

  • OPINION | Does Soviet naval strategy provide a template for China’s maritime ambitions?
  • REMINISCENCES | Staying stable at all times
  • COLUMN | Falling knives and walking away: drilling contractors, Chinese yards, Korean cast-offs, Northern Drilling, SinoOcean and the Tiger rigs – Part One [Offshore Accounts]
  • COLUMN | A little knowledge is a dangerous thing [Tug Times]
  • COLUMN | Dive in diving: Boskalis, Rever Offshore, James Fisher, Mozambique [Offshore Accounts]
OPINION | Does Soviet naval strategy provide a template for China’s maritime ambitions?

OPINION | Does Soviet naval strategy provide a template for China’s maritime ambitions?

By James Goldrick

In 1976, Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Sergei Georgyevich Gorshkov published his exposition of Soviet maritime strategy under the title The sea power of the state. It was translated by United States Naval Intelligence in 1977 and an English-language edition was published commercially by Pergamon and by the US ..

BOOK REVIEW | Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy’s Revenge

BOOK REVIEW | Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy’s Revenge

By Neil Baird

This is an excellent book that is excitingly written and brilliantly explained by way of historical facts and technical, political and geographic details. One of the best books of naval history ever enjoyed by your reviewer. And, the word “enjoyed” is used very advisedly here. The year 1897, between the French ..

REMINISCENCES | Staying stable at all times

REMINISCENCES | Staying stable at all times

By Michael Grey

It was a recent picture of the car carrier Golden Ray, lying on her side and being sawn up by the salvors, that got me thinking that there really seems to be something of a problem in keeping modern car carriers the right way up, despite all their loading computers. They look a bit top-heavy, but quite a few have alarmingly ..

COLUMN | Falling knives and walking away: drilling contractors, Chinese yards, Korean cast-offs, Northern Drilling, SinoOcean and the Tiger rigs – Part One [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Falling knives and walking away: drilling contractors, Chinese yards, Korean cast-offs, Northern Drilling, SinoOcean and the Tiger rigs – Part One [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

Sometimes it is not only easier to walk away, but actually better The deepwater drilling industry is in crisis, as you know. In 2020, four major owners of deepwater rigs went into Chapter Eleven bankruptcy protection: pureplay drillship owner Pacific Drilling (for the second time), Noble Corporation, Diamond Offshore ..

FEATURE | Chinese imports heading for 50 per cent market share of the dry bulk market after a turbulent year

FEATURE | Chinese imports heading for 50 per cent market share of the dry bulk market after a turbulent year

By BIMCO

The turbulence of the past year has in many ways clouded the underlying fundamentals in the dry bulk shipping market, but with 2020 now behind us, we are in a better position to establish an overview of expectations for 2021. Overall, total tonnes transported by the dry bulk shipping industry fell by 1.3 per cent to 5.49 ..

COLUMN | A little knowledge is a dangerous thing [Tug Times]

COLUMN | A little knowledge is a dangerous thing [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

Tug companies in the Far East might be expected to recoil in horror at a recent report published by the US National Bureau of Economic Research. Written by academics at the University of Virginia, the study concludes that a military conflict in the South China Sea would force most shipping heading for Asia and the US west ..

Welcome to Hydrofoil Week!

Welcome to Hydrofoil Week!

Hydrofoils have always seemed to have so much potential to enhance vessel performance but, except in very limited and specialised areas, they have never made a big ..