The war in Ukraine looks set to become protracted. Russia’s expected rapid victory has failed to materialise and the conflict is now well into a second phase of a Donbas campaign that is likely to last weeks if not longer. One of the most dramatic moments of the conflict so far has been the sinking of the Russian Black ..
It’s the biggest offshore rig deal of 2022, and it is the most confusing by far. The complexities of the deal scream out why more transparency is needed in corporate disclosure in Singapore, and in the Caribbean tax havens, which we discussed here. Neither investors nor I should have to dig through footnotes, corporate ..
The global fishing and aquaculture industries continue to benefit from new developments, particularly in the areas of vessel design and construction. For this month’s focus on those two key industries, Baird Maritime presents a selection of noteworthy vessels, serving different roles for different owners and featuring ..
Regular readers of Baird Maritime will be quick to notice that the news stories, feature articles, and vessel reviews posted on our site regularly mention ongoing developments with regards to marine engines and propulsion as well as related equipment such as gearboxes and active stabilisers. One notable trend is growing ..
Singapore-based shipbuilders Penguin International has announced the passing of Penguin’s founder and first Managing Director, Mr Heng Kheng Seng, on May 9, 2022, at the age of 72. Mr Heng founded Penguin as a sole proprietorship in 1972, operating wooden passenger boats between Singapore’s mainland and the ..
Best Small Ro-Pax – FastCat M18 – FastCat Our old friends the Pastrana family have revolutionised the Ro-Pax ferry sector in the once notoriously dangerous Philippines. They have developed a fleet of safe, comfortable, reliable, well-maintained, competently crewed, attractive and efficient vessels. In doing so, they ..
The global fishing and aquaculture industries continue to benefit from new developments, particularly in the areas of vessel design and construction. For this month’ ..
Oceanic Systems (UK) has developed a new fuel sender to resistive output adaptor to allow a NMEA2000® sender to display on general MFDs and on the engine instruments di ..
The US Coast Guard commissioned its 48th Sentinel-class fast response cutter in a ceremony in St Petersburg, Florida, on Wednesday, May 11. USCGC Pablo Valent honours a d ..