This is always one of our most exciting and illuminating feature weeks. It is always fascinating to discover what imaginative, stylish and inventive new vessels the world’s naval architects have come up with. Of course, with Naval Architecture Week coinciding with Passenger Vessel Week, we have almost a double-dose of new ..
When a pilot is berthing a ship with the aid of tugs, it sometimes happens that the ship lands heavily and suffers minor damage. More commonly in my experience, it also happens that the crew discover a large dent for which they cannot account and, although it is obviously old damage, they try to blame the pilot and tugs in ..
Pilot boats, as ever, are at the forefront of smaller vessel design, construction and equipment. The breed seems to continue to become faster, safer, more economical, more comfortable and more environmentally compatible. They tend to be designed and built by specialised companies based in many parts of the world. However, ..
BW LPG’s BW Gemini is the first of 12 vessels to get retrofitted with dual-fuel propulsion engines in China. On November 4, 2020, the vessel received class certification and embarked on a historic Transpacific voyage with LPG as its primary fuel. In order to comply with the IMO 2020 sulphur emission guidelines, BW LPG ..
Dear editor, The letters from your readers (and here) regarding the Wakashio oil spill are generating an excellent conversation from people who understand many aspects of the issue. Stephen Spark makes a very good point when he says, “The solutions won’t be arrived at through polemic, however, but a thorough and ..
I was sorry to learn of the death last week of William (Bill) O’Neil, the former long serving Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation. He reigned at IMO’s headquarters on the Thames Embankment from 1990 to 2003 and was sorely missed from almost the minute he retired. Originally trained as a civil ..
This is always one of our most exciting and illuminating feature weeks. It is always fascinating to discover what imaginative, stylish and inventive new vessels the ..
Sanmar Shipyards of Turkey has delivered six newbuild harbour tugs in a series that had been recently introduced by Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd. Each of ..
Spanish builder Rodman Polyships recently handed over a new catamaran vessel to Trasmapi, an operator that has been providing fast ferry services between the islands of ..