• OPINION | Beware the bear in the Pacific

    OPINION | Beware the bear in the Pacific

  • OPINION | Navies must reduce their carbon emissions in the face of climate change

    OPINION | Navies must reduce their carbon emissions in the face of climate change

  • OPINION | Boosting regional cooperation and training in maritime law enforcement

    OPINION | Boosting regional cooperation and training in maritime law enforcement

  • OPINION | Sea denial is not enough: An Australian and Indian perspective

    OPINION | Sea denial is not enough: An Australian and Indian perspective

  • OPINION | Australia should do more than just wait for the Attack-class submarines to arrive

    OPINION | Australia should do more than just wait for the Attack-class submarines to arrive

  • OPINION | Beware the bear in the Pacific
  • OPINION | Navies must reduce their carbon emissions in the face of climate change
  • OPINION | Boosting regional cooperation and training in maritime law enforcement
  • OPINION | Sea denial is not enough: An Australian and Indian perspective
  • OPINION | Australia should do more than just wait for the Attack-class submarines to arrive
Australia-chartered Antarctic resupply ship suffers engine room fire while underway

Australia-chartered Antarctic resupply ship suffers engine room fire while underway

By Baird Maritime

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 ..

OPINION | Beware the bear in the Pacific

OPINION | Beware the bear in the Pacific

By Steve Raaymakers

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 ..

SunStone Ships’ second Infinity-class vessel launched; keel laid for fifth

SunStone Ships’ second Infinity-class vessel launched; keel laid for fifth

By Baird Maritime

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 ..

New Australian lower house inquiry to help boost aquaculture sector

New Australian lower house inquiry to help boost aquaculture sector

By Ausmarine

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 ..

Coral Expeditions’ newest ship sails on maiden voyage

Coral Expeditions’ newest ship sails on maiden voyage

By Baird Maritime

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 ..

Conversion work begins on future Woodside FPSO

Conversion work begins on future Woodside FPSO

By Baird Maritime

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 ..

Welcome to Hydrofoil Week!

Welcome to Hydrofoil Week!

Hydrofoils have always seemed to have so much potential to enhance vessel performance but, except in very limited and specialised areas, they have never made a big ..