Usually at end of a quarter we write a series of Quick Updates, but that will have to wait until next month as we look at the newest, biggest player in the North Sea, a company which combines tax innovation with aged platforms, and decommissioning liabilities with the latest oil industry schemes to reduce carbon dioxide ..
The global tug boom seems to be unstoppable. It has, seemingly, rolled on for years. Tugs, as one of the most important cogs in the whole maritime world, seem to be constantly developing and improving. There is much the wider maritime industry can learn from them. While the number of active tug designers is now quite small, ..
If the architects of the AUKUS pact and its headline initiative to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines imagined it would be seen as proliferation neutral, the reality might not be so straightforward. The announcement was extremely sketchy on many critical details, particularly from a non-proliferation ..
Australia is going to build nuclear submarines as part of a new broader defence technology pact with the US and the UK. How much the world has changed since just April 2016. Back then, Australia chose a conventional, diesel-powered submarine as its key undersea weapon, to be built in partnership with the French. A nuclear ..
In researching this excellent and very important book, Dr Paul Brown has been determined, brave and persistent. Using the British Freedom of Information Act to the full, he has uncovered numerous important and embarrassing facts that the Royal Navy and successive British governments have tried to conceal for nearly forty ..
The wheels on the bus go round and round. Until they fall off. James Fisher and Sons’ share price now languishes below where it stood at the start of 2013, an eight-year low. Since we asked whether there was “something fishy at James Fisher” in January 2020 (here), the shares have fallen from £20 (US$27.43) apiece to ..
The global tug boom seems to be unstoppable. It has, seemingly, rolled on for years. Tugs, as one of the most important cogs in the whole maritime world, seem to be const ..
Uzmar Shipyard in Turkey has selected Steerprop to deliver six SP 20 WD azimuth propulsion units for a series of three Robert Allan Ltd-designed tugs being built. The pro ..
Seven people were killed after a fishing vessel capsized and sank in the waters between the provinces of Cebu and Iloilo in the central Philippines on Friday, September 2 ..