Best Large Escort Tug – Gharo – Robert Allan Ltd Two of four big, powerful harbour/escort tugs built to designs by Canadian firm Robert Allan Ltd for the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) of Pakistan, these are very impressive vessels. They offer 86 tonnes bp comparatively economically and, with comfortable accommodation for ..
It has been nearly six months since we whacked out one of our quick updates (last one here), so it is time to whip through the latest developments in our favourite companies in offshore. Maersk Supply Service – going private! Photo: Maersk Supply Service One of the big trends of the last eight years has been the decline ..
This week, we look at newly delivered research and survey vessels in service around the world, from the cold northern waters of Russia to the warmer environments of the Middle East. Most are newbuilds while one is a refurbished vessel that was originally designed to support the offshore energy industry. Marine Research • ..
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, ..
This week, we look at newly delivered research and survey vessels in service around the world, from the cold northern waters of Russia to the warmer environments of the M ..
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s (ATSB) investigation into a bulk carrier’s collision with two tugs in Tasmania last year highlights the importance of bri ..
The Jan De Nul Group has completed capital dredging works at the Port of Payra in Bangladesh. The deepening works mean commercial vessels with draughts of up to 10.5 metr ..