• EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Cape Rose – Marine Rescue Shark Bay’s new highly durable RIB

    VESSEL REVIEW | Cape Rose – Marine Rescue Shark Bay’s new highly durable RIB

  • OPINION | Managing risk in the submarine transition: is there a plan B?

    OPINION | Managing risk in the submarine transition: is there a plan B?

  • EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Hohapata Sealord Rescue – High-speed boat for Coastguard NZ’s South Island station

    VESSEL REVIEW | Hohapata Sealord Rescue – High-speed boat for Coastguard NZ’s South Island station

  • TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK
    Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

    Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

  • EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
    Welcome to Emergency Services Week!

    Welcome to Emergency Services Week!

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Cape Rose – Marine Rescue Shark Bay’s new highly durable RIB
  • OPINION | Managing risk in the submarine transition: is there a plan B?
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Hohapata Sealord Rescue – High-speed boat for Coastguard NZ’s South Island station
  • Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!
  • Welcome to Emergency Services Week!
BOOK REVIEW | The Tanker Register 2021

BOOK REVIEW | The Tanker Register 2021

By Neil Baird

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, ..

EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
VESSEL REVIEW | Cape Rose – Marine Rescue Shark Bay’s new highly durable RIB

VESSEL REVIEW | Cape Rose – Marine Rescue Shark Bay’s new highly durable RIB

By Baird Maritime

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 ..

RAN’s second Arafura-class patrol vessel to be delayed by six months

RAN’s second Arafura-class patrol vessel to be delayed by six months

By Baird Maritime

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 ..

Work Boat World Offshore Vessel Charters Roundup – July 28, 2021

Work Boat World Offshore Vessel Charters Roundup – July 28, 2021

By Baird Maritime

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) ..

OPINION | Managing risk in the submarine transition: is there a plan B?

OPINION | Managing risk in the submarine transition: is there a plan B?

By Marcus Hellyer

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 ..

EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
VESSEL REVIEW | Hohapata Sealord Rescue – High-speed boat for Coastguard NZ’s South Island station

VESSEL REVIEW | Hohapata Sealord Rescue – High-speed boat for Coastguard NZ’s South Island station

By Baird Maritime

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 ..

Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

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 ..