The Hon John Kerin AO died earlier this week. He was undoubtedly Australia’s best ever minister of agriculture and fisheries. He was a well-educated chicken farmer who became a thoughtful and highly competent minister in the Hawke/Keating Labor governments from 1983 to 1996. While John served in several ministries, ..
An alliance of international partners has completed a systematic survey of ocean life in the Maldives, covering an area between the surface of the Indian Ocean to depths of as much as 1,000 metres. The University of Oxford said the effort will enable the Maldivian government to develop conservation and sustainable ..
Bureaucracy is boring. But it also matters. Complex public projects don’t just happen—they demand the dedication of public servants and effective organisational structures. With the nuclear-powered submarines to be acquired under the AUKUS partnership, Australia has set itself perhaps the most ambitious ..
Best RIB Patrol Boat – Hunter – Ultimate Boats A very high-specification, composite-hulled police patrol and search and rescue (SAR) boat, she is simple, capable, light, and efficient. Ultimate Boats has done a first rate job with this very impressive boat. “It is a truly unique and extraordinary ..
Best Medium Fish Farm Support Vessel – Geraldine Mary – Macduff Ship Design & Macduff Shipyards An unusual looking but exceptionally practical aquaculture support vessel designed by naval architects Macduff Ship Design and built by Macduff Shipyards for a very successful local fish farming business. The climatic ..
The New Zealand government, through the Antarctica New Zealand institute, is set to establish a new research station on Antarctica in January 2027, 70 years after the original station commenced operations in 1957 during Sir Edmund Hillary’s expedition to the frozen continent. The prefabricated facility will replace the ..
This week, we look at newly delivered research and survey vessels in service around the world, from the cold northern waters of Russia to the warmer environments of the M ..
A Sydney commercial vessel master was convicted earlier this month for breaching a condition on a vessel’s certificate of operation and fined $5,000, after a successful ..
Bulgaria’s border police will soon welcome a new patrol boat to its fleet while construction continues on two auxiliary ships for the US Navy. Singapore’s defence min ..