In January, the UK’s defence chief, Tony Radakin, warned that Russian submarine and underwater activities were directly threatening subsea cable systems. There’s speculation that Russia could cut cables if it further escalates the war in Ukraine. In July, the former head of Mauritius Telecom accused the country’s ..
The Australian fishing industry lost one of its renowned pioneers last week. Bob Mostyn, former managing director of the major seafood exporter Craig Mostyn and Co, died at the age of 93. He facilitated a fascinating and illuminating trip for me on the maiden voyage of the company’s then new and revolutionary prawn ..
As the out of office messages continue to ping back, and the summer holiday season draws on, it’s time to share a few more ideas for poolside reading or beachside listening. We cover scandals at sea, murder, corruption ashore, and a 1970s hit single that must be playing in the lobby of a certain oil company in the UK this ..
This week, we once again look into a selection of vessels performing a broad range of roles in the maritime security sector. Naval vessels again feature prominently, with two recent patrol boat deliveries to Australia, a new corvette completed for Saudi Arabia, and an offshore crewboat with modifications that will enable it ..
This month’s focus on the marine projects sector encompasses a range of vessels serving various duties. Dredgers have begun operating in the cold waters of the Russian Arctic and in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. Also featured are two floating crane vessels for Bangladesh and China. Dredging and Land Reclamation ..
I have a general rule that the only way to truly get to know a region is to travel through it by the most inconvenient means. This usually involves finding the cheapest ticket possible. In India, for example, this means squeezing myself into overpopulated train carriages or buses. However, in northern Europe, the most ..
China’s air and maritime response to the recent visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan has received massive media coverage. Much of it has ..
One person was killed while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a fishing boat and a US Coast Guard vessel collided off the northern coast of Puerto Rico ..