This story has two sharks involved, a real one, an oceanic whitetip (Carcharinus longimanus), sometimes called the shipwreck shark, and which are quite large, and something else masquerading as a shark. Initially there were four participants: me, fellow biologist Eugene Leroy Nakamura, a school of about a hundred aku ..
Animal rights groups, with their allies in the Western environmental bureaucracies and their friends in related UN agencies, have long promoted the myth that whatever CITES decides and does is rooted in science. By invoking the common belief that “following the science” is an action worthy of being preserved in stone, ..
The war in Ukraine looks set to become protracted. Russia’s expected rapid victory has failed to materialise and the conflict is now well into a second phase of a Donbas campaign that is likely to last weeks if not longer. One of the most dramatic moments of the conflict so far has been the sinking of the Russian Black ..
It’s the biggest offshore rig deal of 2022, and it is the most confusing by far. The complexities of the deal scream out why more transparency is needed in corporate disclosure in Singapore, and in the Caribbean tax havens, which we discussed here. Neither investors nor I should have to dig through footnotes, corporate ..
The global fishing and aquaculture industries continue to benefit from new developments, particularly in the areas of vessel design and construction. For this month’s focus on those two key industries, Baird Maritime presents a selection of noteworthy vessels, serving different roles for different owners and featuring ..
Regular readers of Baird Maritime will be quick to notice that the news stories, feature articles, and vessel reviews posted on our site regularly mention ongoing developments with regards to marine engines and propulsion as well as related equipment such as gearboxes and active stabilisers. One notable trend is growing ..
The global fishing and aquaculture industries continue to benefit from new developments, particularly in the areas of vessel design and construction. For this month’ ..
Helix Energy Solutions has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the equity interests of the Alliance Group of Companies for US$120 million cash ..
Viking Cruises named its newest ocean-going ship in a ceremony in Valletta, Malta, on Tuesday, May 17. Delivered earlier this month by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, Vikin ..