• VESSEL REVIEW | Tobin – Mississippi River survey boat for US Army Corps of Engineers

    VESSEL REVIEW | Tobin – Mississippi River survey boat for US Army Corps of Engineers

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Explorer – Shipwreck exploration vessel for New Jersey charter boat operator

    VESSEL REVIEW | Explorer – Shipwreck exploration vessel for New Jersey charter boat operator

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Eaimer & Tebaurua – Taiwanese-built patrol RIBs donated to Nauru Police Force

    VESSEL REVIEW | Eaimer & Tebaurua – Taiwanese-built patrol RIBs donated to Nauru Police Force

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Mariner & Ranger – US Navy launches new fleet of unmanned test vessels

    VESSEL REVIEW | Mariner & Ranger – US Navy launches new fleet of unmanned test vessels

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Monjeb 2 – Versatile firefighting boat for Kuwait emergency response agency

    VESSEL REVIEW | Monjeb 2 – Versatile firefighting boat for Kuwait emergency response agency

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Tobin – Mississippi River survey boat for US Army Corps of Engineers
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Explorer – Shipwreck exploration vessel for New Jersey charter boat operator
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Eaimer & Tebaurua – Taiwanese-built patrol RIBs donated to Nauru Police Force
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Mariner & Ranger – US Navy launches new fleet of unmanned test vessels
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Monjeb 2 – Versatile firefighting boat for Kuwait emergency response agency
BOOK REVIEW | The Ship’s Parrot

BOOK REVIEW | The Ship’s Parrot

By Neil Baird

Kent Stewart is an old favourite of Baird Maritime readers. His occasional columns on matters maritime have been popular for years. They distil his very extensive experience and great wisdom as a marine engineer of long standing. Most of the chapters/anecdotes in the book have been seen before on the Baird Maritime website ..

COLUMN | Something fishy at Pelagic Partners, whilst GC Rieber, Edda Wind, Cadeler, Prysmian and Cecon order big [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Something fishy at Pelagic Partners, whilst GC Rieber, Edda Wind, Cadeler, Prysmian and Cecon order big [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

It has been a frenzied few weeks in the wind and subsea markets, with newbuild orders piling up. The last month has seen over one billion US dollars committed to vessels for the offshore wind industry. This was also the month that Ocean Infinity’s two new builds finally sailed (here), with crew and under the Singapore ..

COLUMN | The Indonesian Navy: large and quite well-equipped, but with problems to face [Naval Gazing]

COLUMN | The Indonesian Navy: large and quite well-equipped, but with problems to face [Naval Gazing]

By Trevor Hollingsbee

Indonesia is a country of 17,500 islands with 80,000 kilometres of coastline. It is therefore a nation that needs to place considerable emphasis upon maritime security. The navy of this former Dutch colony was founded in 1945, in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The service’s initial inventory was dominated by ..

BOOK REVIEW | A Practical Guide to Salvage and Places of Refuge (For Shipboard Use)

BOOK REVIEW | A Practical Guide to Salvage and Places of Refuge (For Shipboard Use)

By Neil Baird

Presented in its usual very high quality – indeed almost waterproof – style, the renowned Scottish maritime publishing house Witherbys, which does not credit an author or editor, has produced a particularly valuable guide book for practical “shipboard use”. It covers a very important subject and should be carefully ..

COLUMN | Fighting over the pie: Shell, Svitzer and the Maritime Union of Australia, Solstad and DOF [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Fighting over the pie: Shell, Svitzer and the Maritime Union of Australia, Solstad and DOF [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

In past columns we have looked at the battle of the subsea robots (here) and the struggle to win subsidies to fund future fuel initiatives (here). This week we look at fights over pie, not at the dinner table, but in the boardroom and the courts. The economist Alex Edmans has argued that there are two ways to look at the ..

LETTERS | Unconsidered costs of much-delayed CalMac ferries

LETTERS | Unconsidered costs of much-delayed CalMac ferries

By Baird Maritime

I have read the above article which I consider “game, set and match” as far as truth, depth and accuracy of cover. It does however “ring the Lutine Bell” as far as delivery of anticipated service. The financial disaster experienced so far is small change when compared to the costs of putting these vessels into ..

Focus on Maritime Security

Focus on Maritime Security

Our regular focus on the global maritime security sector once again includes reviews of some of the versatile vessels in this sector that are entering service across a br ..