Last week Dutch survey giant Fugro declared war. The battle will be fought by an armada of unmanned vessels operated by remote satellite telemetry in every ocean of the globe. The weapons will be unmanned robotic vessels conducting surveys with both remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous subsea vehicles (AUVs), ..
Construction on a new Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) slated for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has begun at the Henderson, Western Australia facilities of Civmec. The yet unnamed vessel will be the third Arafura-class OPV overall and the first in the class to be built in Western Australia. The first two vessels ..
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is introducing new requirements for live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East following the finalisation of the regulation impact statement (RIS) in March. The changes will see a focus on conditions to manage the risk of heat stress during the Northern ..
The Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has interdicted over 3,000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden, the Australian Department of Defence said in a statement on Monday, March 30. The seizure took place on March 19 in support of the Combined Maritime Forces, ..
Mike Wall needs no introduction to readers of these pages. He is a widely experienced marine engineer, surveyor, consultant and educator. He is particularly well known in the UK and around South-East Asia. As with previous Mike Wall-authored books, this is much more than it claims to be. Indeed, while it is aimed at the ..
A whole series of disastrous events caught my eye recently, because they all involved tugs and all took place in the same country. And while we know you cannot believe everything you read in the newspapers, I have found nothing to indicate the stories are not true. First was news that local authorities were taking ..
In these justifiably virus-obsessed days, it is hard to focus on the travel, tourism and entertainment that passenger vessels largely represent. However, we have to ..
Last week Dutch survey giant Fugro declared war. The battle will be fought by an armada of unmanned vessels operated by remote satellite telemetry in every ocean of the ..
China Shipbuilding Group (CSG), through subsidiary China Shipbuilding Chengxi Ship Repair, has delivered a new orange juice carrier to Netherlands-based Louis Dreyfus ..