A fire ignited in the engine room of an Australian-chartered Antarctic resupply vessel as it was sailing on its return voyage on Monday, April 5. The blaze on MPV Everest erupted at around 14:00 local time, engulfing the port engine room and destroying two inflatable rubber boats stored on the deck. The Australian Antarctic ..
In 2007, I was invited by the United Nations to address a regional conference on multilateral cooperation in Pacific Rim ocean governance. The conference was hosted by the Admiral Nevelskoy State Maritime University in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, which lies closer to Darwin than to Moscow. Arriving on a ..
The second Infinity-class expedition cruise vessel ordered by US-based SunStone Ships has been launched into the water at the Haimen facilities of China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI). Named Sylvia Earle, the vessel will be chartered to Aurora Expeditions of Australia upon completion. SunStone said the launch of Sylvia ..
Australian aquaculture has experienced steady growth since 2002, yet its annual worth has plateaued at just over $1 billion in recent years. A new inquiry into the Australian aquaculture sector by the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee plans to find out why. The inquiry will investigate the status of the ..
A new expedition cruise vessel recently delivered to Australian operator Coral Expeditions departed on its maiden voyage on Wednesday, March 31. Coral Geographer arrived in Australian waters in mid-March following construction at Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam. It then underwent an extensive fit-out and provisioning in ..
A 323-metre very large crude carrier (VLCC) owned by Australia’s Woodside Energy recently arrived in China to begin undergoing conversion works that will see it rebuilt as a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The conversion work will be carried out over a two-year period at COSCO Dalian Shipyard ..
DFDS will introduce a new unaccompanied freight service between Sheerness in North Kent and the French port of Calais. The service will start on June 1 and will offer one ..
The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) recently commissioned a new diesel-electric submarine into service. JS Toryu (“Fighting Dragon”) is the final ..