The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station of Burnham-on-Sea, England, officially named its newest lifeboat in a ceremony on Saturday, June 15.
- Published in Search and Rescue
How might Beijing use its success in occupying the South China Sea as a template for expansion into the South Pacific? Although China’s growing presence in the South Pacific is multi-faceted and a natural reflection of its global power, Beijing’s efforts "left of launch" could nonetheless erode allied access to the "second island chain".
Maritime forces need to possess at least one of two types of prime asset in order to be seen as “first division” navies, namely nuclear-powered submarines, and aircraft carriers. Both these types of warship offer long range, sustained in-theatre presence, as well as major hitting power.
By Robert J Winklareth
The Denmark Strait separates Greenland and Iceland. It is where the German battleship Bismarck sank the British battle cruiser Hood in May 1941. The subsequent pursuit and destruction of the Bismarck by British forces has become one of the most celebrated naval battles in history.
Wight Shipyard has launched a new series of catamarans to be marketed primarily to customers in the UK and European offshore wind sectors.
Malaysia's Icon Offshore has deployed one of its anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels for work with Sarawak Shell under a RM39 million (US$9.34 million) contract, the company said in a statement dated June 10.
Algoma Shipping, a subsidiary of Algoma Central Corporation, has acquired the interest held by Oldendorff Carriers in the CSL International Pool as well as the three vessels owned by Oldendorff operating in the pool.
Budapest Police investigators have claimed that the Ukrainian captain of the river cruise ship Viking Sigyn was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs when his vessel collided with and sank a tour boat in an accident that killed over 20 people in the Danube River late last month.
Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Equinor for the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project located in the North Sea 160 kilometres west from Stavanger in Norway.
UAE builder Asis Boats has completed a 9.8-metre rigid inflatable boat (RIB) ordered by Western Australia-based Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, which offers tourists the opportunity to stay on a working pearl farm.
Havyard Ship Technology has entered into a contract with Canadian shipping company Atlantic Towing for a platform supply vessel (PSV) that has been laid up since 2017.
Japan Marine United (JMU) delivered a newbuild very large crude carrier (VLCC) to Netherlands-based MK Centennial Maritime, a subsidiary of Meiji Group, on Thursday, June 13.