During the past twelve months I have, despite being supposedly “semi-retired”, travelled on countless ferries and tourist vessels of all shapes, sizes and conditions in five countries. I have toured six major ferry-building shipyards and have met and talked with a similar number of leading passenger ship builders. All ..
It’s everything passenger vessels this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, features and opinion pieces covering all aspects of the global passenger vessel industries. Ferries • Ro-Pax • Marine Tourism • Cruise • ..
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 ..
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. ..
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 ..
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 ..
Versatile, cost effective, and often politically deniable, operations by special forces (SF) are an increasingly important part of the contemporary security scene. Covert ..
During the past twelve months I have, despite being supposedly “semi-retired”, travelled on countless ferries and tourist vessels of all shapes, sizes and conditions ..