• COLUMN | Singapore sting: Ezion, Ezra, Emas, Swiber and Nam Cheong [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | Singapore sting: Ezion, Ezra, Emas, Swiber and Nam Cheong [Offshore Accounts]

  • FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector

    FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector

  • REMINISCENCES | Away all boats

    REMINISCENCES | Away all boats

  • COLUMN | Drilling Update: Borr, Vantage/ADES, Stena/Samsung, Adnoc Drilling, Maersk, and Standard not Drilling [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | Drilling Update: Borr, Vantage/ADES, Stena/Samsung, Adnoc Drilling, Maersk, and Standard not Drilling [Offshore Accounts]

  • OPINION | ‍In defence of the grind in defiance of the EU

    OPINION | ‍In defence of the grind in defiance of the EU

  • COLUMN | Singapore sting: Ezion, Ezra, Emas, Swiber and Nam Cheong [Offshore Accounts]
  • FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector
  • REMINISCENCES | Away all boats
  • COLUMN | Drilling Update: Borr, Vantage/ADES, Stena/Samsung, Adnoc Drilling, Maersk, and Standard not Drilling [Offshore Accounts]
  • OPINION | ‍In defence of the grind in defiance of the EU
COLUMN | Singapore sting: Ezion, Ezra, Emas, Swiber and Nam Cheong [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Singapore sting: Ezion, Ezra, Emas, Swiber and Nam Cheong [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

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 ..

BOOK REVIEW | Leyte Gulf 1944 (1): The Battles of the Sibuyan Sea and Samar

BOOK REVIEW | Leyte Gulf 1944 (1): The Battles of the Sibuyan Sea and Samar

By Neil Baird

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 ..

FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector

FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector

By Vitaly Chernov

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 ..

REMINISCENCES | Away all boats

REMINISCENCES | Away all boats

By Michael Grey

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 ..

COLUMN | Drilling Update: Borr, Vantage/ADES, Stena/Samsung, Adnoc Drilling, Maersk, and Standard not Drilling [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Drilling Update: Borr, Vantage/ADES, Stena/Samsung, Adnoc Drilling, Maersk, and Standard not Drilling [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

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 ..

OPINION | ‍In defence of the grind in defiance of the EU

OPINION | ‍In defence of the grind in defiance of the EU

By Eugene Lapointe

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 ..

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

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 ..