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 has reacted strongly to Australia’s intention to acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines under the AUKUS agreement with the US and UK. Since the announcement in September, Beijing has taken a stance of lofty and profound opposition to this development, labelling it provocative, destabilising, betraying ..
Last month, US President Joe Biden slammed ExxonMobil, complaining that the energy company made “more money than God”. “We’re gonna make sure that everybody knows Exxon’s profits,” Biden commented in response to a question about inflation. “Exxon made more money than God this year and, by ..
We once again focus on the naval architecture sector, which is replete with accounts of innovative ideas being incorporated in the many vessels entering service today. This week’s lineup of ten vessels covers a broad range of cargo ship and workboat types, from Ro-Ros to bunkering barges, from hydrofoil demonstrators ..
Illegal fishing activities conducted by Vietnamese vessels have spiked during the first six months of 2022, with most boats caught encroaching into the waters of Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has long been a conundrum for Vietnam. In October 2017, the country was issued ..
“I am not orange, I am not green, I am a half-ripe fruit, needing both colors to grow into ripeness.” There are too many saviours on my cross Richard Harris When I was an impressionable schoolboy in 1968, we were taken to London on a day trip to visit the Science Museum. A keen young science master thought it ..
We once again focus on the naval architecture sector, which is replete with accounts of innovative ideas being incorporated in the many vessels entering service today. Th ..
Russian operator Rosmorport has commenced regular sailings of a new freight-only Ro-Ro rail ferry between the ports of Ust-Luga and Baltiysk. The Marine Engineering Burea ..
Australia’s recent change of government provides a useful opportunity to reflect on the problems of the South China Sea and the way ahead for our national policies. In ..