The December 7-19, 2022, UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP 15) in Montreal, Quebec, led to an agreement to protect 30 per cent of land and oceans by 2030 and an international framework to prosecute it. Forty-three days later on March 3, 2023, the UN Ambassador for Oceans and President of the UN Biodiversity ..
Climate activists are making more than noise about 3D seismic studies being used to delineate oil and gas reserves offshore Africa. They’ve proceeded with legal action that may force Shell to pull the plug permanently on its search for hydrocarbons along South Africa’s Wild Coast, the country’s poorest ..
Best OSV – Logistics Craft – Sora 1 – Lita Ocean Lita Ocean of Singapore has built seemingly hundreds of crew supply, patrol, and harbour vessels. Slated for a Qatari owner, this vessel is an excellent example of the refinement that comes from many years of building such craft. “It is a heavy-duty, ..
Norwegian engineering company the Eker Group has begun work on a project that seeks to introduce a fleet of autonomous electric ferries for providing commuter services in some of the world’s largest cities. The Hyke project came about in response to what the Eker Group realised was a need for an effective inner city ..
Best Landing Craft – Offshore – Ros Aine – Chartwell Marine Chartwell Marine is rapidly becoming known globally for its innovative and imaginative workboats. This landing craft is no exception. A multi-purpose boat, she can do amazing things. She is an all-aluminium, diesel outboard-powered landing craft with ..
Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine fleet is going to be expensive. Not only will the initial production cost run into the tens of billions, but there will be significant ongoing outlays for platform sustainment, operational use and shore-based infrastructure. Australia’s share of the cost of the “SSN ..
Baird Maritime resumes its regular feature weeks by focusing on the steadily growing, global passenger vessel sector. We will review recently delivered large ferries in E ..
A large catamaran Ro-Pax vessel has been delivered to an operator in Denmark as a new vehicle ferry enters service with a New York-based shipping company. Construction ha ..
Best OSV – Logistics Craft – Sora 1 – Lita Ocean Lita Ocean of Singapore has built seemingly hundreds of crew supply, patrol, and harbour vessels. Slated for a Qata ..