At 6.18am on 13 December, 1939, cruisers HMS Ajax, Exeter and Achilles (the last of which was from the New Zealand Division) took on German armoured cruiser KMS Admiral Graf Spee off the mouth of the River Plate close to the coast of Uruguay in South America. It was the second time in our naval history that the New Zealand ..
The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has released its report on an incident wherein a fire broke out on a local fishing boat at the Port of Timaru in 2018. On April 9 of that year, the New Zealand-registered trawler Dong Won 701 was discharging its catch of fish in the Port of Timaru when fire ..
The Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML) in North Carolina has taken delivery of its latest acquisition, the 72-foot (22-metre) hydrofoil-assisted catamaran Shearwater, designed by New Zealand’s Teknicraft Design. When the former research vessel, the Susan Hudson, was retired in 2014, the DUML identified a new, more ..
Since the offshore market was plunged into crisis in late 2014, the industry has battled to survive. Hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs, hundreds of vessels have been laid up, and ships built as recently as 2005 have been scrapped. Industry leaders like Tidewater and Gulfmark have entered Chapter 11 to restructure ..
Amid simmering regional tensions, multi-national warship activity in and around the Strait of Hormuz continues to intensify. Much media reporting has been poorly researched, and confusing, however, so what, exactly, is going on? This article endeavours to give some clarification. Since July 2019, Washington has been ..
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Carnival Corporation’s Princess Cruises brand christened its newest ship in a ceremony on Saturday, December 7. Sky Princess, the fourth Royal-class ship to be ..
Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) and Rolls-Royce have been awarded approval in principle (AIP) by DNV GL for a shallow-draught inland waterway pushboat powered by LNG. The 28- by ..