The best cure for high prices is high prices, as the old adage goes. Unfortunately, this offers scant consolation to gas consumers in Europe facing higher heating and electricity bills this winter. And it is not just in Europe where consumers are feeling the pain. In Asia, too, spot LNG prices hit a record US$56 per million ..
Having reviewed every imaginable type of emergency services vessel from all over the world for more than forty years, I never cease to be amazed at the endless innovation and imagination that flows from the sector. Whether they are three-metre dinghies or 110-metre fast response vessels, they continue to become increasingly ..
There is a rather sad letter from a member in the current issue of the Nautical Institute’s Seaways magazine asking a question for which there does not appear to be an answer. The writer appears to be an officer who has found himself “beached” with thousands of others in the aftermath of the pandemic and is ..
The Russian Federation Navy (RFN) has three main roles: Deterrence: This involves manning and operating a flotilla of nuclear powered submarines equipped with nuclear warhead-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles. Defence: Maintaining surface and subsea fleets to defend Russia’s land mass, and its merchant ..
A new study addressing nautical accessibility in the Italian ports of Venice and Chioggia has been launched. The study seeks to analyse and implement highly innovative solutions in compliance with physical constraints and the hydrodynamic equilibrium of the Venetian lagoon while also considering the local maritime traffic ..
It is funny how different items of news mesh with each other. COP 26 is over, thank goodness and the thousands of delegates have jetted off to their homelands, leaving a heavy smell of jetfuel over Argyll, but what we are learning to call “the supply chain problem” remains. A queue of big containerships is a permanent ..
Having reviewed every imaginable type of emergency services vessel from all over the world for more than forty years, I never cease to be amazed at the endless innovation ..
The Philippine Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) recently added a new firefighting and rescue craft to its fleet. Tagapagpatupad (“Executor”) is the first in a ..
This latest string of vessel charter awards covers a broad scope encompassing subsea construction, extraction and storage, and maintenance and inspection works. Activity ..