Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia (OSSA) was formed in 2017 when a small group of shipping enthusiasts got together to collect, preserve, and publicly display memorabilia associated with the specialist ships of Australia. This was at a time when the offshore oil and gas activity in Australia had dramatically fallen ..
There’s a lot of incorrect and ill-informed commentary at the moment about Australia’s fuel supply chain. Certain parties with vested interests, and those who benefit from general fear-mongering, would have you believe the false argument that the Australian fuel supply chain is fragile and easily disrupted. Nothing ..
The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) of Queensland, Australia, has awarded local company Riverside Marine a AU$6.3 million (US$4.89 million) contract to carry out dredging works to ensure continued access to the Gold Coast Seaway and the adjacent navigation channels. The seaway is the gateway that connects Gold ..
This well-researched and very well-written book offers probably the best overall summary available of the military, economic and diplomatic events leading to the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and of its inevitable outcome. While very United States-centric in that it practically ignores the ..
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) recently welcomed a new fleet replenishment ship into service. HMAS Supply is the lead ship of two auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessels built for the RAN by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia. The two RAN AORs are variants of Cantabria, an earlier replenishment vessel built by Navantia for ..
Australians are an extraordinary lot. When one considers how small our population is, we have produced an inordinate number of world beaters. In sport, commerce and industry there are dozens of examples that are household names. The most recent, Ash Barty at tennis, through to Greg Norman and Jack Brabham. Names like Toll, ..
Finland’s Rauma Marine Constructions has completed the first series of sea trials of a new Ro-Pax ferry ordered by local operator Wasaline. The trials for Aurora Bo ..
Nautic Africa, a subsidiary of South African shipbuilder Paramount Maritime Holdings, recently completed the construction and delivery of a new multi-purpose vessel optim ..