The United States’ Office of Naval Intelligence, while founded with the best of intentions, became an enormous and sometimes unwieldy beast over the eight decades studied here. There is no doubt that the ONI achieved a great deal but it also become a stark example of both “bureau creep” and bureaucratic over-reach. As ..
South Ferry Company of Shelter Island, New York, has christened its newest Ro-Pax vessel, the recently completed Southern Cross. The DeJong and Lebet-designed 30- by 12-metre newbuild will be the fifth vessel to join the South Ferry fleet following delivery by Blount Boats of Warren, Rhode Island. It will operate alongside ..
Viking Cruises will further expand its services through new cruise itineraries on the Mississippi River beginning in 2022, the company confirmed on Monday, March 30. Viking’s first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August of that year and will sail on voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi, between ..
The US Department of the Interior is set to award the state of Louisiana US$155.7 million in funding to finance various coastal restoration efforts. The state government will administer US$124.57 million and the remaining amount will be administered by 19 parishes. Representative Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s Third ..
Some twenty years ago it was suggested to the UK Government that marine surveying should be a recognised profession and that they should help fund apprenticeships. A meeting was held in London where all stakeholders attended. It was clear that the government representatives had no idea what a marine surveyor is. Their ..
The entire ferry world, and the world in general, has been tossed upside down. To say these are unprecedented times is an understatement. We went from not having much information about COVID-19 to it now casting a spell over all our lives, economies and health care systems to an extent that seemed unimaginable – except ..
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 ..
Following a competitive European tender process, Concordia Damen has been nominated to build a new training vessel for Netherlands-based STC Group. The new vessel will be ..
Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shibuilding (SWS) delivered a new jackup drilling rig to local offshore company SinoOcean on Thursday, April 2. Named SinoOcean Auspicious, the Friede ..