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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Alabama-based Silver Ships recently handed over a new aluminium-hulled hydrographic survey vessel to the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The 49-foot (14.9-metre) Tobi ..
Research Vessel Explorer (RVE), a private marine research organisation based in Cape May, New Jersey, has taken delivery of a new aluminium research vessel built by Delaw ..