• PILOTAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area

    VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area

  • PILOTAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Genesis – Harbour Services Australia puts a second pilot boat to work in Fremantle

    VESSEL REVIEW | Genesis – Harbour Services Australia puts a second pilot boat to work in Fremantle

  • PILOTAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Aurora Yachts launches NZ-designed pilot boat for Chinese operator

    VESSEL REVIEW | Aurora Yachts launches NZ-designed pilot boat for Chinese operator

  • VESSEL REFIT | Terrafirma Offshore brings versatile capability to Australia’s northwest

    VESSEL REFIT | Terrafirma Offshore brings versatile capability to Australia’s northwest

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler

    VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Genesis – Harbour Services Australia puts a second pilot boat to work in Fremantle
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Aurora Yachts launches NZ-designed pilot boat for Chinese operator
  • VESSEL REFIT | Terrafirma Offshore brings versatile capability to Australia’s northwest
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler
GEV extends LOI term for CNG carrier newbuildings

GEV extends LOI term for CNG carrier newbuildings

By Baird Maritime

Australia’s Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has confirmed that the termination period for a letter of intent (LOI) executed with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for four compressed natural gas (CNG) carriers in a series has been extended to 180 days from the date of signing from the 90 days originally announced on July 3 of ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area

VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area

By Baird Maritime

Port Phillip Sea Pilots (PPSP), which provides pilotage services to the ports of Melbourne, Geelong and Western Port in south-east Australia, came to local builder Hart Marine looking for a vessel that could cover multiple tasks. Firstly and primarily, PSPP wanted a vessel to deliver pilots to ships at anchor in the Port ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
OPINION | Pilot boarding – the bigger picture

OPINION | Pilot boarding – the bigger picture

By Hugh O'Neill

There are many factors within the whole process of pilot embarkation. There remains an excellent focus on ships’ rigging of pilot ladders – to minimise their movement and to improve their integrity. However, the fact that pilots are still falling (even when ladders are legally compliant) suggests that we need to ..

FEATURE | Shipping associations look to the future

FEATURE | Shipping associations look to the future

By Baird Maritime

Major shipping industry trade associations BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and Intertanko met in London yesterday to consider the transformational issues affecting the sector. Top of the agenda were the preparations for the implementation of the 2020 Global Sulphur Limit. With less than four months to go until the introduction of ..

Detention of vessel in Port of Brisbane for unpaid wages

Detention of vessel in Port of Brisbane for unpaid wages

By Ausmarine

Australian authorities have detained a second vessel at a Queensland port after crew members reported being owed more than AU$100,000 in unpaid wages. The Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Xing Jing Hai, owned by Chinese company Ocean Prosperity and managed by Dalian Shipping, was delivering clinker — a material used in the ..

Fishers to discuss methods to reduce whale entanglements

Fishers to discuss methods to reduce whale entanglements

By Ausmarine

East-Coast Australian commercial fishers are getting together tomorrow in Sydney with scientists from across Australia to look at ways to reduce whale entanglements. The Professional Fishermen’s Association of NSW (PFA) advised that through investment by the Commonwealth Government’s “National Landcare Program – ..

Welcome to Pilotage Week!

Welcome to Pilotage Week!

Hello and welcome to BairdMaritime.com’s inaugural Pilot Boat Week! We have a huge amount of fantastic content over the next two weeks, covering all the important ..