• COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]

    COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Osprey – Combination sightseeing/adventure boat and ferry for Australia’s famous Fraser Island

    VESSEL REVIEW | Osprey – Combination sightseeing/adventure boat and ferry for Australia’s famous Fraser Island

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Tricia – New low-wash catamaran ferry joins Perth’s busy river fleet

    VESSEL REVIEW | Tricia – New low-wash catamaran ferry joins Perth’s busy river fleet

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Nairana – All-aluminium, compact Ro-Pax ferry for busy island route

    VESSEL REVIEW | Nairana – All-aluminium, compact Ro-Pax ferry for busy island route

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

    Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

  • COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Osprey – Combination sightseeing/adventure boat and ferry for Australia’s famous Fraser Island
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Tricia – New low-wash catamaran ferry joins Perth’s busy river fleet
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Nairana – All-aluminium, compact Ro-Pax ferry for busy island route
  • Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!
BOOK REVIEW | Dorwart’s History of the Office of Naval Intelligence 1865 – 1945

BOOK REVIEW | Dorwart’s History of the Office of Naval Intelligence 1865 – 1945

By Neil Baird

The United States’ Office of Naval Intelligence, while founded with the best of intentions, became an enormous and sometimes unwieldy beast over the eight decades studied here. There is no doubt that the ONI achieved a great deal but it also become a stark example of both “bureau creep” and bureaucratic over-reach. As ..

FEATURE | As oil prices plummet, crude oil tanker time charter rates skyrocket

FEATURE | As oil prices plummet, crude oil tanker time charter rates skyrocket

By BIMCO

Geopolitics is the dominating variable in the tanker market these days. With the OPEC+ negotiations falling apart and Saudi Arabia initiating an oil price war, the crude oil tanker spot freight rates, and time charter (TC) rates have soared. As the outbreak of the coronavirus continues to drag on economic growth, and ..

COLUMN | The ubiquitous marine surveyor [The Wet Detective]

COLUMN | The ubiquitous marine surveyor [The Wet Detective]

By Mike Wall

Some twenty years ago it was suggested to the UK Government that marine surveying should be a recognised profession and that they should help fund apprenticeships. A meeting was held in London where all stakeholders attended. It was clear that the government representatives had no idea what a marine surveyor is. Their ..

OPINION | Light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel for ferry industry

OPINION | Light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel for ferry industry

By Mike Corrigan

The entire ferry world, and the world in general, has been tossed upside down. To say these are unprecedented times is an understatement. We went from not having much information about COVID-19 to it now casting a spell over all our lives, economies and health care systems to an extent that seemed unimaginable – except ..

COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]

COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]

By Hieronymus Bosch

Last week Dutch survey giant Fugro declared war. The battle will be fought by an armada of unmanned vessels operated by remote satellite telemetry in every ocean of the globe. The weapons will be unmanned robotic vessels conducting surveys with both remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous subsea vehicles (AUVs), ..

BOOK REVIEW | Ship Superintendency – An Introduction

BOOK REVIEW | Ship Superintendency – An Introduction

By Neil Baird

Mike Wall needs no introduction to readers of these pages. He is a widely experienced marine engineer, surveyor, consultant and educator. He is particularly well known in the UK and around South-East Asia. As with previous Mike Wall-authored books, this is much more than it claims to be. Indeed, while it is aimed at the ..

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

In these justifiably virus-obsessed days, it is hard to focus on the travel, tourism and entertainment that passenger vessels largely represent. However, we have to ..