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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Seafood sales in Australia for the month of December 2020 witnessed a 30 per cent growth compared to December 2019, Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) said in a recent ..
Dredging work has commenced at a section of the River Parrett in Somerset to reduce flood risks to local residents, properties, roads, and land, the Somerset Rivers ..