• PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Osprey – Combination sightseeing/adventure boat and ferry for Australia’s famous Fraser Island

    VESSEL REVIEW | Osprey – Combination sightseeing/adventure boat and ferry for Australia’s famous Fraser Island

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    WORKBOATS AT WORK | Safety, sustainability and self reliance in World Heritage Tasmania

    WORKBOATS AT WORK | Safety, sustainability and self reliance in World Heritage Tasmania

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Tricia – New low-wash catamaran ferry joins Perth’s busy river fleet

    VESSEL REVIEW | Tricia – New low-wash catamaran ferry joins Perth’s busy river fleet

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    FEATURE | From build to implementation: the journey of three bespoke vessels for Norfolk Island

    FEATURE | From build to implementation: the journey of three bespoke vessels for Norfolk Island

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Nairana – All-aluminium, compact Ro-Pax ferry for busy island route

    VESSEL REVIEW | Nairana – All-aluminium, compact Ro-Pax ferry for busy island route

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Osprey – Combination sightseeing/adventure boat and ferry for Australia’s famous Fraser Island
  • WORKBOATS AT WORK | Safety, sustainability and self reliance in World Heritage Tasmania
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Tricia – New low-wash catamaran ferry joins Perth’s busy river fleet
  • FEATURE | From build to implementation: the journey of three bespoke vessels for Norfolk Island
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Nairana – All-aluminium, compact Ro-Pax ferry for busy island route
COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]

COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]

By Hieronymus Bosch

Last week Dutch survey giant Fugro declared war. The battle will be fought by an armada of unmanned vessels operated by remote satellite telemetry in every ocean of the globe. The weapons will be unmanned robotic vessels conducting surveys with both remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous subsea vehicles (AUVs), ..

Construction begins on Australia’s third Arafura-class OPV

Construction begins on Australia’s third Arafura-class OPV

By Baird Maritime

Construction on a new Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) slated for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has begun at the Henderson, Western Australia facilities of Civmec. The yet unnamed vessel will be the third Arafura-class OPV overall and the first in the class to be built in Western Australia. The first two vessels ..

DAWE announces new live sheep export requirements

DAWE announces new live sheep export requirements

By Ausmarine

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is introducing new requirements for live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East following the finalisation of the regulation impact statement (RIS) in March. The changes will see a focus on conditions to manage the risk of heat stress during the Northern ..

Australian frigate HMAS Toowoomba seizes 3,000 kilograms of drugs in Middle East

Australian frigate HMAS Toowoomba seizes 3,000 kilograms of drugs in Middle East

By Baird Maritime

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has interdicted over 3,000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden, the Australian Department of Defence said in a statement on Monday, March 30. The seizure took place on March 19 in support of the Combined Maritime Forces, ..

BOOK REVIEW | Ship Superintendency – An Introduction

BOOK REVIEW | Ship Superintendency – An Introduction

By Neil Baird

Mike Wall needs no introduction to readers of these pages. He is a widely experienced marine engineer, surveyor, consultant and educator. He is particularly well known in the UK and around South-East Asia. As with previous Mike Wall-authored books, this is much more than it claims to be. Indeed, while it is aimed at the ..

COLUMN | Time to put an end to Third World tug practices [Tug Times]

COLUMN | Time to put an end to Third World tug practices [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

A whole series of disastrous events caught my eye recently, because they all involved tugs and all took place in the same country. And while we know you cannot believe everything you read in the newspapers, I have found nothing to indicate the stories are not true. First was news that local authorities were taking ..

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

In these justifiably virus-obsessed days, it is hard to focus on the travel, tourism and entertainment that passenger vessels largely represent. However, we have to ..