On 9 February 1840, the day they said farewell to St Helena and all the helpful people of the island, it is interesting to note that Cunningham went ashore on “duty”; one of the sailors had apparently deserted, and Cunningham went in search of him. I can find no further reference to this incident, but I do know ..
The Australian National Audit Office’s recent report on the Hunter-class frigate program contained a number of significant revelations, but one of the most striking was the statement by the surface ships advisory committee that the government “clearly understood that they were selecting an approach that was highest ..
We used to talk about the “human element” in the context of it having become something of an afterthought, as technology advanced, and the need to bear the seafarers in mind, as the regulations were rolled out. To some of us, it all seemed rather wishful thinking: smelling of PR roses, as the reality of smaller crews ..
The most recent Taiwan Strait incident between the US Navy and the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA-N) has not only highlighted how determined both sides are to advance their positions in the Strait, but also how such a close encounter could so quickly escalate into a very serious maritime, diplomatic, and political ..
In the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, June 3, a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA-N) ship and a US Navy ship came within 150 yards (137 metres) of a collision. The US says the Chinese warship crossed the bow of the US destroyer in an “unsafe” manoeuvre that “violated the maritime ‘rules of the ..
By the time you read this, OPEC will likely have finished a meeting to determine whether further production cuts are needed to stabilise the price of crude, which closed above US$75 per barrel on Friday. It was up five per cent on that one day, as traders bet that the oil producers’ cartel will announce another reduction ..
Readers of Baird Maritime know that marine engines and propulsion systems are regularly featured on these pages. This time, though, we devote another feature week to thes ..
The Australian National Audit Office’s recent report on the Hunter-class frigate program contained a number of significant revelations, but one of the most striking was ..
The US Coast Guard welcomes a fast cutter into service while two municipal agencies in New York State take delivery of new response craft from the same builder. Meanwhile ..