Mike Wall needs no introduction to readers of these pages. He is a widely experienced marine engineer, surveyor, consultant and educator. He is particularly well known in ..

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Wonderful stuff, oil, just as long as it stays in the right place. Half a century or so ago we tended to think like that, before the age of the superspill and well before ..

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A whole series of disastrous events caught my eye recently, because they all involved tugs and all took place in the same country. And while we know you cannot believe ..

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There is an apocryphal tale that when the French Enlightenment philosopher and lottery scam-artist Voltaire was asked on his deathbed by a priest to renounce Satan and ..

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We are living in unprecedented times, in a situation where fear and uncertainty oscillate, even in the minds of practical people with heaps of common sense. And if is bad ..

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Almost exactly 42 years ago when Baird Publications was established, pollution recovery vessels were unheard of. Several major oil spills, such as those involving the ..

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