Last week we looked (here) the multiple cases of corruption and bribery that have stained the oil and gas industry’s reputation in recent years from Angola to Azerbaijan, including a gallery of crooks, from former employees at Petrofac, Sonangol, Pemex and Petrobras, to various presidential relations, both dead and ..
Tug, tugs and ever more tugs keep sailing across these pages from and to practically everywhere in the world. This mont’s Tug and Salvage Week is typical with tugs from China, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Russia, France, Turkey and the United States going to owners who will operate them anywhere from El Salvador to ..
Invariably different inventive, interesting and innovative, research vessels, while there are far fewer of them than tugs or ferries, for example, keep being launched. Mostly owned by governments or well-funded research organisations, these vessels are generally designed and built with little expense spared. That tends to ..
The announcement of the ground-breaking trilateral AUKUS security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on September 16, 2021, naturally generated the expected flood of discourse and debate in both the specialist and general media. Most coverage so far has been positive, welcoming and ..
It is a pity that it has taken twenty years for this important book to be published. Your reviewer has a vague recollection of hearing the story contemporaneously but, as the author remarks, it failed to gain anywhere near the attention it warranted. Briefly, it details how the Israeli armed forces foiled an attempt by the ..
In case you’ve just arrived from Mars, the Australian government has announced it will acquire, with the assistance of the United States and United Kingdom, a fleet of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) that will be built in Australia. It has also said that the first submarine won’t be operational until the late ..
Turkish operator Yalova Pilotaj has taken delivery of a new harbour tug from local builder Bogazici Shipyard. Designed by Istanbul-based V Denge Technology to ABS class r ..
The Indian Coast Guard successfully rescued two local fishermen who had ended up in the Laccadive Sea off the south-western state of Kerala after their boat collided with ..