• TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Multratug 6 – Multraship’s new reverse stern drive tug ahead of the pack for crew comfort, emissions

    VESSEL REVIEW | Multratug 6 – Multraship’s new reverse stern drive tug ahead of the pack for crew comfort, emissions

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

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

  • PILOTAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Pilot 61 – Ice-capable pilot boat for Poland’s Swinoujscie and Szczecin harbours

    VESSEL REVIEW | Pilot 61 – Ice-capable pilot boat for Poland’s Swinoujscie and Szczecin harbours

  • PILOTAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area

    VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area

  • VESSEL REVIEW | SST Grizzly and SST Orca  – Escort tug beasts for British Columbia

    VESSEL REVIEW | SST Grizzly and SST Orca – Escort tug beasts for British Columbia

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Multratug 6 – Multraship’s new reverse stern drive tug ahead of the pack for crew comfort, emissions
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Kapena Bob Purdy  – Hawaiian inter-island barge-towing tug
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Pilot 61 – Ice-capable pilot boat for Poland’s Swinoujscie and Szczecin harbours
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Petrel – First of a compact trio of pilot boats for the greater Melbourne area
  • VESSEL REVIEW | SST Grizzly and SST Orca  – Escort tug beasts for British Columbia
TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
FEATURE | Innovation drives rapidly evolving tug and salvage industries

FEATURE | Innovation drives rapidly evolving tug and salvage industries

By John McCready

To state that the tug and salvage sector has entered a period of great and rapid change is a statement of the blindingly obvious. Nevertheless, it is worth saying if only to underline the fact that everything is potentially up for grabs. In what has in the past been a rather conservative industry, old certainties are being ..

MEPS WEEK
Welcome to Marine Engines & Propulsion Systems (MEPS) Week

Welcome to Marine Engines & Propulsion Systems (MEPS) Week

By Alex Baird

This week on BairdMaritime.com all sections of the site are devoted to marine engines and propulsion systems, from outboard motors to the engines driving the biggest ships in the world. Join us as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, features and opinion pieces covering the ..

REMINISCENCES | Larrikinism 101

REMINISCENCES | Larrikinism 101

By Kent Stewart

Larrikin: a mischievous young person an uncultivated, rowdy but good natured person- a person who acts with apparent disregard for social or political convention. A recent article by Michael Grey about his bicycle on board his ship reminded me of all the hijinks we got up to on ships to get around the ports we visited. I ..

COLUMN | Scrubbed out [The Boroscope]

COLUMN | Scrubbed out [The Boroscope]

By Kent Stewart

“Nobody fits an open loop scrubber on their ship to clean the environment”. These are the words of legendary US based Norwegian ship financier, Morten Arntzen. Morten Arntzen is probably one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in world shipping. This cynical statement could almost be followed by, “It’s ..

COLUMN | Let the good times roll [Tug Times]

COLUMN | Let the good times roll [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

Some days just seem to be better than others, and today is one of them. My normal morning sources of shipping news were just full of glad tidings, and it set me up nicely for the day ahead. The reason for my good humour was the sheer volume of encouraging news for the salvage industry. It all started with the story of a ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
FEATURE | Pilotage in the high north

FEATURE | Pilotage in the high north

By Baird Maritime

Lars Sigvardt, President of the Danish Maritime Pilots’ Association, spoke to Baird Maritime about the state of the pilotage industry in Denmark. How is business? Is the pilotage industry in your country strong or weak currently compared to history? In Denmark, the ports are undergoing a change. Many smaller coastal ..

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, ..