As this excellent, comprehensive and incredibly detailed review of the market and its component ships shows very clearly, the global market of tankers of more than 10,000 DWT continues to grow at roughly three per cent per annum. At the end of 2020 there were some 7,171 such vessels in existence, and trading. Collectively, ..
Australian boat builder Dongara Marine recently handed over a new rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to Marine Rescue Shark Bay, an emergency services organisation whose area of responsibility encompasses the waters off the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. Cape Rose replaces an older boat that had provided search and rescue ..
The Australian Financial Review reports that the second Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) being built by Luerssen Australia and ASC for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will enter service in March 2023, or six months after the originally scheduled date. The delay in the construction and eventual delivery and ..
European-operated OSVs are securing new charters in support of drilling and subsea installation activities close to home and in West Africa, and even as far away as Australia and the Americas. Solstad secures three vessel contracts Solstad Offshore has been awarded a contract to deploy the construction support vessel (CSV) ..
In my last post, I looked at the latest information on the life-of-type extension program for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines. That’s essentially Defence’s strategic risk mitigator for its long submarine transition. But it’s part and parcel of Plan A, the current plan. It’s not an alternative ..
Lifesaving charity Coastguard New Zealand recently took delivery of a new all-weather, fast rescue boat for use by its Sealord Marine Rescue Centre in Nelson on South Island. Acquired for a cost of NZ$1.4 million (US$1 million) that was generated entirely through privately donated funds, Hohapata Sealord Rescue replaces ..
While the wider global ship and boat building industry remains busy, productive and, apparently, largely unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the tug sector appears to be ..
Dutch marine contractor Herman Senior recently took delivery of a new shallow-draught, multi-purpose tug built by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld. The Bureau Veritas-classed ..
The ship assist and harbour escort services division of US-based Crowley Maritime Corporation has taken delivery of a new compact, flush-decked, and highly manoeuvrable Z ..