The master’s instructions were short and to the point as he briefed his new fourth mate who had just joined, the ink on his second mate’s certificate scarcely dry. After a four-year apprenticeship in the company’s ships, there was no need to question the officer’s knowledge of the various duties and procedures. The ..
This is an excellent, important and very valuable book. That it has had to be self-published only increases its value and importance. It is tragic that it will not gain the wider readership that it so richly deserves. It can only be hoped that an organisation such as the International Chamber of Shipping, the International ..
My fascination with all things maritime was triggered in 1960 by our family’s journey from Southampton docks to Australia when I was eight years old. Mum, Dad and seven kids were all transported in “steerage” as 10-pound poms aboard the Sitmar liner Fairsea. I was fascinated with my new surroundings and spent my days ..
The balance of activity for 2020, according to official sources of the Spanish government, through its shipbuilding newsletters, reported that at the end of the year, the Spanish shipbuilding sector enjoyed remarkable results, with 44 newbuilding vessels consisting of 30 merchant ships and 14 fishing vessels. When compared ..
As obliquely mentioned recently in its comments following the Tasmanian state government’s controversial, completely illogical and inadequately explained decision to purchase two conventional steel monohull Ro-Pax behemoth ferries, locally based ship builder Incat has been researching, working on and experimenting with ..
According to the data provided by Sea Europe for the first half of 2020, in terms of orderbook, the important role that Spanish shipyards play in the European market is clearly reflected. And likewise, in terms of the number of vessels completed, the Spanish shipbuilding sector is one of those leading the market, rivaled by ..
While the wider global ship and boat building industry remains busy, productive and, apparently, largely unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the tug sector appears to be ..
Four people have gone missing after a wind turbine installation vessel capsized off Guangdong province in southern China on Sunday, July 25. The jackup installation vesse ..
The cruise division of Switzerland-based MSC Group, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, and energy infrastructure company Snam have entered into a memorandum of understandin ..