We talk collectively about “the shipping industry”, but the rest of the world will fail to comprehend that it is a collection of very different sectors, united only by the fact that their plant floats.
A wise old bird who was given the unenviable task of teaching me to drive a supply boat told me early in the process that I should never take the boat into any situation unless I could see at least two ways to get out of it again when things went wrong.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a partridge in a pear tree, according to the ancient English carol, but here at Baird Maritime, that’s the cue for a dozen topical features on the offshore industry.
Soviet warships regularly sparred with Western navies during the Cold War years, conducting close-in ship-to-ship manoeuvres and pointing lasers against their foreign opponents at sea.
These two specialised but nevertheless very interesting books should be read successively, as their subjects, but not their foci, are closely related and their ideas are closely linked.
Hard at his labour Suddenly he reels Death came behind him And struck up his heels – Unknown author The above rhyme was not found in a Christmas cracker, but can be seen on a gravestone in the village of my birth.
Australian boatbuilder Norman R. Wright and Sons (NRW) has handed over a new patrol vessel to the Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) for operations in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Norwegian shipowner SFL Corporation has expanded its fleet with the recent acquisition of a new pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) built jointly by Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) and China Shipbuilding Trading (CSTC).