• FEATURE | Sea Machines and the autonomous workboats of the future

    FEATURE | Sea Machines and the autonomous workboats of the future

  • FEATURE | Largest Russian submarine deployment since Cold War underway

    FEATURE | Largest Russian submarine deployment since Cold War underway

  • MARITIME SECURITY WEEK
    FEATURE | Time to rethink the concept of coastal defence?

    FEATURE | Time to rethink the concept of coastal defence?

  • COLUMN | McDermott: Top management reaps the rewards of company’s financial crisis [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | McDermott: Top management reaps the rewards of company’s financial crisis [Offshore Accounts]

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Kapena Bob Purdy  – Hawaiian inter-island barge-towing tug

    VESSEL REVIEW | Kapena Bob Purdy – Hawaiian inter-island barge-towing tug

  • FEATURE | Sea Machines and the autonomous workboats of the future
  • FEATURE | Largest Russian submarine deployment since Cold War underway
  • FEATURE | Time to rethink the concept of coastal defence?
  • COLUMN | McDermott: Top management reaps the rewards of company’s financial crisis [Offshore Accounts]
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Kapena Bob Purdy  – Hawaiian inter-island barge-towing tug
TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
FEATURE | RC towing – Autonomising tugs at Robert Allan Ltd.

FEATURE | RC towing – Autonomising tugs at Robert Allan Ltd.

By Nelson E. Dela Cruz

With autonomous vessels, particularly tugs, being a common topic of debate and discussion recently, we decided to approach tug design leader Robert Allan Ltd (RAL), which already has a number of autonomous projects underway, to get the company’s thoughts on the technology, and in particular what RAL is working on. Vince ..

FEATURE | Sea Machines and the autonomous workboats of the future

FEATURE | Sea Machines and the autonomous workboats of the future

By Nelson E. Dela Cruz

US-based Sea Machines, an autonomous technology company that specialises in control technology for workboats and other commercial surface vessels, recently performed a successful test of its technology onboard a pollution control demonstration vessel in Portland Harbor. Baird Maritime caught up with Sea Machines’ ..

COLUMN | The “best” material for fishing boats

COLUMN | The “best” material for fishing boats

By Alan Haig-Brown

There was a time, not so very long ago, that most fishing boats in the 20-metre range were built of wood. In British Columbia the planking on a boat that size was most often tight-grained, old growth, edge-grain fir. In Thailand it was old-growth golden Takien, again edge grained. Other countries used pine or teak. It was ..

First steel cut for future US Coast Guard cutter Calhoun

First steel cut for future US Coast Guard cutter Calhoun

By Baird Maritime

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division cut the first steel for the future US Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC) Calhoun on Tuesday, November 12. The tenth Legend-class NSC will honour the late Charles L. Calhoun, who was the first person to hold the rank of Master Chief Petty ..

Metal Shark to build new response boat for Canaveral Fire Rescue

Metal Shark to build new response boat for Canaveral Fire Rescue

By Baird Maritime

Metal Shark Boats has been awarded a contract to build a new response boat for Canaveral Fire Rescue in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The new Canaveral boat will be a 21- by six-metre welded aluminium monohull pilothouse vessel equipped with a positive-pressure chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield ..

TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
COLUMN | Autonomous tugs grow ever closer [Tug Times]

COLUMN | Autonomous tugs grow ever closer [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

I was disheartened to read that ABB recently signed a deal with Keppel Marine in Singapore to jointly develop technology for autonomous vessels and retrofit it on a 32-metre harbour tug, thus, “enabling autonomous vessel operations in the Port of Singapore by the end of 2020.” Once operational, it is expected to be the ..

Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

It’s everything tug and salvage this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, ..