• NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
    Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

    Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

  • UNITED KINGDOM WEEK
    REMINISCENCES | Raining on the righteous

    REMINISCENCES | Raining on the righteous

  • POLLUTION CONTROL WEEK
    COLUMN | Oil on troubled waters [The Boroscope]

    COLUMN | Oil on troubled waters [The Boroscope]

  • UNITED KINGDOM WEEK
    Welcome to United Kingdom Week!

    Welcome to United Kingdom Week!

  • AUSTRALIA WEEK
    Welcome to Australia Week!

    Welcome to Australia Week!

  • Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!
  • REMINISCENCES | Raining on the righteous
  • COLUMN | Oil on troubled waters [The Boroscope]
  • Welcome to United Kingdom Week!
  • Welcome to Australia Week!
    NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
    Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

    Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

    By Neil Baird

    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 the more innovative and imaginative of the breed.  I am fortunate to have known many globally successful naval architects, including my own eldest son, so ..

    UNITED KINGDOM WEEK
    REMINISCENCES | Raining on the righteous

    REMINISCENCES | Raining on the righteous

    By Michael Grey

    It’s an obvious point and one that probably occurred to Malcom McLean at some stage, that you can leave a container out in the rain and nobody minds if it gets wet. But in pre-container days, rain was a big deal and could markedly affect the smooth running of our voyages. For a start, much of the cargo we carried needed ..

    TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK
    BOOK REVIEW | All at Sea: A Memoir

    BOOK REVIEW | All at Sea: A Memoir

    By Neil Baird

    This is a delightful, whimsical, enlightening and instructive book by our renowned and widely respected columnist Alan Loynd. It is very well worth reading by anyone in the maritime industry and beyond. Alan was a young Devon lad with, self-admittedly, no particular talents or ambitions, who ran away to sea at age fifteen ..

    LETTERS | More memories of the North Esk wheat run in the 1970s

    LETTERS | More memories of the North Esk wheat run in the 1970s

    By Baird Maritime

    I was sitting at home with a bunch of A4 photographs of all the ships I had sailed on as a young man. I thought I would write a piece on the back of each one telling of the life and times I had and I came to the North Esk. I thought I would look up the dimensions and came across your post. I was a Bucko on the North Esk as ..

    POLLUTION CONTROL WEEK
    COLUMN | Oil on troubled waters [The Boroscope]

    COLUMN | Oil on troubled waters [The Boroscope]

    By Kent Stewart

    The Seven Stones Reef lies between the Scilly Isles and Lands End. It’s clearly shown on navigation charts surrounded by deep water. Fifty-three years ago, a Suezmax tanker was heading for Milford Haven refinery in Wales with a cargo of 120,000 tonnes of Middle East crude. She didn’t have a full set of charts for the ..

    UNITED KINGDOM WEEK
    Welcome to United Kingdom Week!

    Welcome to United Kingdom Week!

    By Baird Maritime

    The last 18 months have been challenging operationally, it is understandable to say. The effects and mechanisms of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has (by Murphy’s Law) come at the same time as the world’s coronavirus pandemic. There have been challenges faced by the whole sector regarding supply-chains ..

    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 ..