• NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Shearwater – Advanced 22-metre catamaran research vessel for North Carolina

    VESSEL REVIEW | Shearwater – Advanced 22-metre catamaran research vessel for North Carolina

  • TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Kaweka – New Zealand’s Port of Napier unveils third tractor tug

    VESSEL REVIEW | Kaweka – New Zealand’s Port of Napier unveils third tractor tug

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Geelong Flyer – Refined catamaran ferry for Australia’s Melbourne-Geelong route

    VESSEL REVIEW | Geelong Flyer – Refined catamaran ferry for Australia’s Melbourne-Geelong route

  • MEPS WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Aremiti 6 – Flexible ferry design for French Polynesia

    VESSEL REVIEW | Aremiti 6 – Flexible ferry design for French Polynesia

  • MARITIME SECURITY WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | MA028 – 10-metre coastal patrol boat pair for New South Wales

    VESSEL REVIEW | MA028 – 10-metre coastal patrol boat pair for New South Wales

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Shearwater – Advanced 22-metre catamaran research vessel for North Carolina
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Kaweka – New Zealand’s Port of Napier unveils third tractor tug
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Geelong Flyer – Refined catamaran ferry for Australia’s Melbourne-Geelong route
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Aremiti 6 – Flexible ferry design for French Polynesia
  • VESSEL REVIEW | MA028 – 10-metre coastal patrol boat pair for New South Wales
HISTORY | New Zealanders tested in Battle of River Plate

HISTORY | New Zealanders tested in Battle of River Plate

By Michael Wynd

At 6.18am on 13 December, 1939, cruisers HMS Ajax, Exeter and Achilles (the last of which was from the New Zealand Division) took on German armoured cruiser KMS Admiral Graf Spee off the mouth of the River Plate close to the coast of Uruguay in South America. It was the second time in our naval history that the New Zealand ..

TAIC publishes report on 2018 trawler fire in Timaru

TAIC publishes report on 2018 trawler fire in Timaru

By Baird Maritime

The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has released its report on an incident wherein a fire broke out on a local fishing boat at the Port of Timaru in 2018. On April 9 of that year, the New Zealand-registered trawler Dong Won 701 was discharging its catch of fish in the Port of Timaru when fire ..

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
VESSEL REVIEW | Shearwater – Advanced 22-metre catamaran research vessel for North Carolina

VESSEL REVIEW | Shearwater – Advanced 22-metre catamaran research vessel for North Carolina

By Baird Maritime

The Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML) in North Carolina has taken delivery of its latest acquisition, the 72-foot (22-metre) hydrofoil-assisted catamaran Shearwater, designed by New Zealand’s Teknicraft Design. When the former research vessel, the Susan Hudson, was retired in 2014, the DUML identified a new, more ..

OFFSHORE WEEK
Introduction | The offshore industry – the slow road to recovery

Introduction | The offshore industry – the slow road to recovery

By Hieronymus Bosch

Since the offshore market was plunged into crisis in late 2014, the industry has battled to survive. Hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs, hundreds of vessels have been laid up, and ships built as recently as 2005 have been scrapped. Industry leaders like Tidewater and Gulfmark have entered Chapter 11 to restructure ..

FEATURE | Naval operations around the Strait of Hormuz intensify

FEATURE | Naval operations around the Strait of Hormuz intensify

By Trevor Hollingsbee

Amid simmering regional tensions, multi-national warship activity in and around the Strait of Hormuz continues to intensify. Much media reporting has been poorly researched, and confusing, however, so what, exactly, is going on? This article endeavours to give some clarification. Since July 2019, Washington has been ..

OFFSHORE WEEK
Welcome to Offshore Week!

Welcome to Offshore Week!

By Alex Baird

It’s everything offshore this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, features and opinion pieces covering all aspects of the global offshore oil and gas industry. OSVs • Exploration • Extraction • Processing • Construction • ..

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

It’s everything naval architecture this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, ..