Last week we looked at the drilling market (here), this week we go back to boats. Finally, some of the biggest names in offshore in Singapore are being consigned to the dustbin of history. The recovery has come too late, it’s game over for Ezra and Ezion. The Pang family’s deal to rescue Pacific Radiance, which we ..
This is another excellent example of Osprey Publishing’s “Campaign” series of brief but information-packed histories of important naval battles. In this case, the subject is the first half of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the biggest naval battle in history. As is usual with the Campaign series, this book is very ..
The list of phantom projects in Russian ports has not changed a lot over the year although some projects have been restructured and given a second wind. Dramatic changes in global logistics affected the plans of those investing in port infrastructure of Russia. Ust-Luga hit the gas Baltic LNG, which used to be on the list ..
I was reading about an account of a recent accident involving a ship’s lifeboat, but not a serious one, thank goodness, with a man having to be fished out of the water. I was then also reflecting that we seemed to get away with murder in our expeditions with our own boats. I was also reading that there are very many ports ..
Time for a six pack of updates on the biggest offshore drilling stories of the last few weeks. Whilst three autonomous marine survey companies and one of Australia’s largest iron miners have been holding out their begging bowls for government subsidies (here), the green shoots of recovery have been sprouting for the rig ..
An extraordinarily undiplomatic communique from the EU has been circulated to International Whaling Commission members. It calls upon the Faroese Government to immediately provide the same strict cetacean protection as the EU Member States. But the EU has neither a legal right nor a moral responsibility to tell the Faroe ..
This is probably my favourite Baird Maritime Feature Week as we get to learn about the wonderful and innovative ideas that are being incorporated in the world’s next cr ..
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is currently preparing ships as part of the New Zealand government’s response to a recent tsunami that affected the island nati ..
Last week we looked at the drilling market (here), this week we go back to boats. Finally, some of the biggest names in offshore in Singapore are being consigned to the d ..