There are some problems that never seem to go away and one is the perennial difficulties in providing a safe way of getting pilots on and off a ship. Not every port can run to a helicopter and not every ship is suitable, but you wouldn’t think that it ought to be an insurmountable problem. Yet year after year, pilots get ..
I was looking at a photo of a research ship back from a voyage to the Polar regions, although you wouldn’t have known it from the pristine state of the hull. There was scarcely a blemish on a hull that had been crunching through thick ice for several months, a tribute to the amazing non-abrasive hull coatings that had ..
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 ..
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 political and strategic ramifications of the AUKUS pact involving the US, UK and Australia continue to reverberate, but the details of how Australia will acquire nucl ..
Bermuda-registered cruise operator Genting Hong Kong has filed a petition for winding up its operations in compliance to Hong Kong Stock Exchange regulations, the company ..