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 ..
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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 ..
“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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Netherlands-based Seabed Geosolutions has just completed a deepwater proprietary 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey for Petrobras in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil. The ..
The Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks (LHDs) and their deployed landing craft have achieved final operational capability, the ..