• PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Sigrid Sigurdsdotter – Catamaran newbuilds for Torghatten’s Nordland commuter service

    VESSEL REVIEW | Sigrid Sigurdsdotter – Catamaran newbuilds for Torghatten’s Nordland commuter service

  • POLLUTION CONTROL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Sentinel 106 – Custom-built boom skiffs take on coastal cleanup duties in British Columbia

    VESSEL REVIEW | Sentinel 106 – Custom-built boom skiffs take on coastal cleanup duties in British Columbia

  • OPINION | Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines should be built in America

    OPINION | Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines should be built in America

  • POLLUTION CONTROL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Circular Explorer – Solar-powered skimmer boasts 4,000kg daily removal capacity

    VESSEL REVIEW | Circular Explorer – Solar-powered skimmer boasts 4,000kg daily removal capacity

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Rødvenfjord – Fjord1 double-ender features hybrid power and autonomous sailing modes

    VESSEL REVIEW | Rødvenfjord – Fjord1 double-ender features hybrid power and autonomous sailing modes

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Sigrid Sigurdsdotter – Catamaran newbuilds for Torghatten’s Nordland commuter service
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Sentinel 106 – Custom-built boom skiffs take on coastal cleanup duties in British Columbia
  • OPINION | Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines should be built in America
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Circular Explorer – Solar-powered skimmer boasts 4,000kg daily removal capacity
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Rødvenfjord – Fjord1 double-ender features hybrid power and autonomous sailing modes
OPINION | Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines should be built in America

OPINION | Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines should be built in America

By James Kell

The first of anything is expensive. Theodore Wright studied this in the 1930s and found a mathematical relationship between how many of a thing have been made and how much cheaper and faster production becomes. Wright’s Law states that for every doubling of production, the cost drops by a certain percentage determined in ..

BOOK REVIEW | Crisis at the Chesapeake: The Royal Navy and the Struggle for America, 1775-1783

BOOK REVIEW | Crisis at the Chesapeake: The Royal Navy and the Struggle for America, 1775-1783

By Neil Baird

Quintin Barry is a retired British lawyer and employment judge who has a rather obsessive interest in and talent for recording military, particularly naval, history. This book is typical of his work. It is brief, succinct yet comprehensive. It offers an excellent overview of the naval aspects of the American War of ..

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
VESSEL REFIT | French sightseeing boat rebuilt in La Spezia

VESSEL REFIT | French sightseeing boat rebuilt in La Spezia

By Stefano Fermi

The work done on the sightseeing boat L’Oiseau des Iles (“Bird of the Islands”) was a very accurate intervention. The small French boat, which had become damaged in a fire from which only the bare hull was saved, underwent an extensive overhaul. This included reconstruction of the upper part, bridge and ..

COLUMN | Stranger than fiction [Grey Power]

COLUMN | Stranger than fiction [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

Will what we used to think of as “normal” ever return? Black swans used to be rare, but now they are coming by the squadrons, like migrating geese, as one daft occurrence succeeds the last in bewildering succession. There is a world shortage of lorry drivers, as they all opt to drive delivery vans rather than queue up ..

RUSSIA WEEK
FEATURE | Russia’s shipbuilding industry: steady growth over three decades

FEATURE | Russia’s shipbuilding industry: steady growth over three decades

By Vitaly Chernov

During the heyday of the former Soviet Union, shipyards were scattered all over the various socialist republics. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia lost access to many shipbuilding and ship repair enterprises, and later in the 90s the country lost many competencies in the field of shipbuilding. At present, ..

RUSSIA WEEK
ХАРАКТЕРНАЯ ЧЕРТА | Судостроение в России

ХАРАКТЕРНАЯ ЧЕРТА | Судостроение в России

By Vitaly Chernov

В советское время судостроительные предприятия СССР были рассредоточены по территориям республик. После распада Советского союза Россия потеряла доступ ко многим ..

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

Looking at the two large Chinese built Ro-Pax ships that Baird Maritime will present to you this week, I was reminded of the argument I had with two directors of the then ..