• NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
    Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

    Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

  • COLUMN | What you can’t see can still hurt you [Tug Times]

    COLUMN | What you can’t see can still hurt you [Tug Times]

  • PILOTAGE WEEK
    Welcome to Pilotage Week!

    Welcome to Pilotage Week!

  • JAPAN WEEK
    Welcome to Japan Week!

    Welcome to Japan Week!

  • OPINION | Crew-change crisis risks supply chains – and lives

    OPINION | Crew-change crisis risks supply chains – and lives

  • Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!
  • COLUMN | What you can’t see can still hurt you [Tug Times]
  • Welcome to Pilotage Week!
  • Welcome to Japan Week!
  • OPINION | Crew-change crisis risks supply chains – and lives
NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

By Neil Baird

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 ..

COLUMN | What you can’t see can still hurt you [Tug Times]

COLUMN | What you can’t see can still hurt you [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

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 ..

PILOTAGE WEEK
Welcome to Pilotage Week!

Welcome to Pilotage Week!

By Neil Baird

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, ..

FEATURE | Dual-fuel LPG propulsion: A smart decision or a premature move?

FEATURE | Dual-fuel LPG propulsion: A smart decision or a premature move?

By Drewry Shipping Consultants

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 ..

LETTERS | Are oil spill removal vessels finally advancing?

LETTERS | Are oil spill removal vessels finally advancing?

By Baird Maritime

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 ..

Vale William O’Neil, former IMO Secretary-General

Vale William O’Neil, former IMO Secretary-General

By Neil Baird

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 ..

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

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 ..