• 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
Australia’s third Hobart-class destroyer begins sea trials

Australia’s third Hobart-class destroyer begins sea trials

By Baird Maritime

The future HMAS Sydney, the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) third Hobart-class air warfare destroyer, has set sail for the first time and is currently conducting builder’s sea trials in South Australia. The trials come after the ship’s crew had completed a series of training courses around Australia and the ..

BOOK REVIEW | The Gas Carrier Register 2019 / The Tanker Register 2019 / The Chemical Tanker Register 2019

BOOK REVIEW | The Gas Carrier Register 2019 / The Tanker Register 2019 / The Chemical Tanker Register 2019

By Super User

Edited by Clarksons Research Services These three bulky volumes complete the set of Clarkson’s Registers reviewed here for 2019. The previous volumes covered containerships and bulk carriers. All are uniformly comprehensive and present an astounding amount of very detailed data on the world fleet of ships of each class. ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
FEATURE | Australia’s marine pilots

FEATURE | Australia’s marine pilots

By Baird Maritime

The Australasian Marine Pilots Institute is the professional body representing marine pilots throughout Australasia. Baird Maritime had a quick chat to AMPI President Neil Farmer about the state of pilotage in the region. How is business? Is the pilotage industry in your country strong or weak currently compared to ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
REMINISCENCES | The pilot’s progress

REMINISCENCES | The pilot’s progress

By Michael Grey

It was a picture of a brand new pilot boat in Work Boat World that got me thinking; a beautiful and powerful craft, clearly built for heavy weather and the efficient delivery of the pilot. It probably cost about as much as a 10,000-tonne ship did sixty years ago. The weather, as we came slowly up to the pilot station off ..

FEATURE | Low growth persists amid trade tensions and a slowdown in global manufacturing

FEATURE | Low growth persists amid trade tensions and a slowdown in global manufacturing

By Baird Maritime

Global economic growth continues to slow with recession warnings sounding in many corners of the world, none of which points to high global trade volume growth for the time being, according to BIMCO. The Global Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) reported by IHS Markit, has been under the threshold level of 50 ..

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 ..

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 ..