• NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
    Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

    Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

  • TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | US Army Corps of Engineers’ newest dam maintenance and debris-clearing workboat

    VESSEL REVIEW | US Army Corps of Engineers’ newest dam maintenance and debris-clearing workboat

  • TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Mini-tugs to provide docking support for US Navy ships and submarines

    VESSEL REVIEW | Mini-tugs to provide docking support for US Navy ships and submarines

  • COLUMN | Quick updates: Singapore DOT, Philippines MARINA and Teras Lyza; KrisEnergy and Keppel; Shell accepts climate change target change; McDermott changes management [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | Quick updates: Singapore DOT, Philippines MARINA and Teras Lyza; KrisEnergy and Keppel; Shell accepts climate change target change; McDermott changes management [Offshore Accounts]

  • POLLUTION CONTROL WEEK
    Welcome to Pollution Control Week!

    Welcome to Pollution Control Week!

  • Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!
  • VESSEL REVIEW | US Army Corps of Engineers’ newest dam maintenance and debris-clearing workboat
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Mini-tugs to provide docking support for US Navy ships and submarines
  • COLUMN | Quick updates: Singapore DOT, Philippines MARINA and Teras Lyza; KrisEnergy and Keppel; Shell accepts climate change target change; McDermott changes management [Offshore Accounts]
  • Welcome to Pollution Control Week!
Celebrity Cruises’ second Edge-class ship sails on maiden voyage

Celebrity Cruises’ second Edge-class ship sails on maiden voyage

By Baird Maritime

Celebrity Cruises has begun operational sailings of Celebrity Apex, the second Edge-class ship to join its fleet. The 306-metre vessel was completed and delivered by French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique in March 2020. However, its scheduled debut was postponed for over a year due to the Covid-19 ..

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
US Navy awards contract for design studies of new amphibious ship

US Navy awards contract for design studies of new amphibious ship

By Baird Maritime

Austal USA has been awarded a concept studies and preliminary design contract by the US Navy for its Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) program. The program calls for the procurement of a class of 28 to 30 new amphibious ships to support the US Marine Corps. Procurement of the leadship is slated for FY2023. The medium-sized ..

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
Callan Marine to acquire largest US-flagged TSHD

Callan Marine to acquire largest US-flagged TSHD

By Baird Maritime

Texas-based marine projects company Callan Marine has confirmed its plans to expand its vessel fleet with the acquisition of the largest trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ever to sail under the US flag. The vessel, which will be named Admiral Nimitz, will measure 422 by 92 feet (128.6 by 28 metres) and have a hopper ..

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
New river towboat delivered to Florida Marine Transporters

New river towboat delivered to Florida Marine Transporters

By Baird Maritime

Metal Shark Alabama has delivered a new steel river towboat to Florida Marine Transporters (FMT) of Mandeville, Louisiana. Gianna Hull is the final one of three vessels delivered to FMT under a newbuilding contract awarded to Metal Shark in late 2018. The towboat measures 120 by 35 feet (36.5 by 10.6 metres) and is powered ..

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
US firm to supply UUVs to Royal New Zealand Navy

US firm to supply UUVs to Royal New Zealand Navy

By Baird Maritime

US defence contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been selected to supply four examples of its Remus 300 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). The UUVs will be utilised in mine countermeasures (MCM) and non-combatant roles including search and recovery. The unmanned craft can be ..

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
BOOK REVIEW | Liberty Factory: The Untold Story of Henry Kaiser’s Oregon Shipyards

BOOK REVIEW | Liberty Factory: The Untold Story of Henry Kaiser’s Oregon Shipyards

By Neil Baird

The story of the entrepreneurial, managerial and organisational genius Henry Kaiser is well known, at least among older mariners and maritime historians. His particular genius, and that of US President Franklin Roosevelt, who recognised and utilised it, is perhaps less well-known than it should be among the wider public in ..

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

As something of a frustrated naval architect myself, I have long respected and admired the achievements and talents of our naval architects through history, particularly ..