• COLUMN | Keeping the pilot safe [Grey Power]

    COLUMN | Keeping the pilot safe [Grey Power]

  • REMINISCENCES | Just like daddy’s yacht

    REMINISCENCES | Just like daddy’s yacht

  • COLUMN | Singapore sting: Ezion, Ezra, Emas, Swiber and Nam Cheong [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | Singapore sting: Ezion, Ezra, Emas, Swiber and Nam Cheong [Offshore Accounts]

  • FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector

    FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector

  • REMINISCENCES | Away all boats

    REMINISCENCES | Away all boats

  • COLUMN | Keeping the pilot safe [Grey Power]
  • REMINISCENCES | Just like daddy’s yacht
  • COLUMN | Singapore sting: Ezion, Ezra, Emas, Swiber and Nam Cheong [Offshore Accounts]
  • FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector
  • REMINISCENCES | Away all boats
COLUMN | Keeping the pilot safe [Grey Power]

COLUMN | Keeping the pilot safe [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

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 ..

REMINISCENCES | Just like daddy’s yacht

REMINISCENCES | Just like daddy’s yacht

By Michael Grey

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 ..

COLUMN | Singapore sting: Ezion, Ezra, Emas, Swiber and Nam Cheong [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Singapore sting: Ezion, Ezra, Emas, Swiber and Nam Cheong [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

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 ..

BOOK REVIEW | Leyte Gulf 1944 (1): The Battles of the Sibuyan Sea and Samar

BOOK REVIEW | Leyte Gulf 1944 (1): The Battles of the Sibuyan Sea and Samar

By Neil Baird

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 ..

FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector

FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector

By Vitaly Chernov

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 ..

REMINISCENCES | Away all boats

REMINISCENCES | Away all boats

By Michael Grey

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 ..

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

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 ..