Sea Machines Robotics and HamiltonJet have begun conducting trials of a shallow-draught workboat fitted with an autonomous control system. The trials seek to validate the suitability of autonomous control systems for water-jet vessels optimised for near-shore or coastal operations. Sea Machines states that, in addition to ..
Bass Marine’s Poppa G has all the features and appearance of the typical, albeit large, lobster boat but was designed, built, and equipped for more than lobster fishing. The 26.5-metre-long, 6.8-metre-wide boat also has the versatility to undertake offshore support work including crew/supply vessel operations; charter ..
A fishing boat came to the rescue of an unidentified adult male tourist who had spent nearly an hour in the waters off the South Australia city of Port Lincoln after he was swept by strong waves off some rocks on the coast on Tuesday, December 3. The distressed individual was picked up some 400 metres from the shoreline of ..
From its origins in 1901 until the late 1950s, through its deep association with the Royal Navy, the Royal Australian Navy became unmistakably British in outlook, practices and culture. It was a relationship of great value to Australia. That comfortable symbiosis had reached its zenith by 1957, when Prime Minister Robert ..
I often find myself joining the cause of fishermen around the world lamenting the lack of consultation by government scientists and bureaucrats with legitimate fishermen. The governing bodies define total allowable catches and negotiate international boundaries or close areas to create marine parks. Sometimes there will be ..
Australian boat builder Dongara Marine has released details of two multi-purpose fishing boat offerings it has developed in conjunction with long-term design partner Southerly Designs. One is a 15.5-metre aluminium monohull that can be configured for lobster fishing, wetline fishing, or both. With a NSCV measured length of ..
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Rever Offshore has been awarded a three-year extension to the existing charter for the dive support vessel (DSV) Rever Topaz. The vessel will continue to support Volstad ..
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted approval in principle (AIP) to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) and MAN Energy Solutions for an ammonia-fuelled ..