• COLUMN | Lash up and stow [Grey Power]

    COLUMN | Lash up and stow [Grey Power]

  • TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Starnav Alpha – Last of eight-vessel Brazilian escort tug series delivered to Starnav’s rapidly growing fleet

    VESSEL REVIEW | Starnav Alpha – Last of eight-vessel Brazilian escort tug series delivered to Starnav’s rapidly growing fleet

  • TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Svitzer Sohar – Turkish-built compact ASD tug is the first of three for Omani port

    VESSEL REVIEW | Svitzer Sohar – Turkish-built compact ASD tug is the first of three for Omani port

  • TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Yashima Maru – Cutting edge Japan-built tug for the Port of Tokyo

    VESSEL REVIEW | Yashima Maru – Cutting edge Japan-built tug for the Port of Tokyo

  • TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
    Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

    Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

  • COLUMN | Lash up and stow [Grey Power]
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Starnav Alpha – Last of eight-vessel Brazilian escort tug series delivered to Starnav’s rapidly growing fleet
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Svitzer Sohar – Turkish-built compact ASD tug is the first of three for Omani port
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Yashima Maru – Cutting edge Japan-built tug for the Port of Tokyo
  • Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!
REMINISCENCES | When it all went pear-shaped

REMINISCENCES | When it all went pear-shaped

By Michael Grey

When did the tarnish first appear on the “golden age” of shipping in which we were accused of living, all those years ago? When did the power of the bean-counters first assert itself, bringing to an end the ordered lives we had led in the posh bits of our industry? I remember a technical superintendent from one ..

COLUMN | Lash up and stow [Grey Power]

COLUMN | Lash up and stow [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

It appeared, at first glance, to be an ancient artefact, something that demanded the attention of skilled archaeologists, with their carbon dating machinery, after some farmer’s plough had brought it to the surface after aeons underground. It was, in fact a container twistlock, badly corroded and photographed by the ..

COLUMN | An invisible workforce [Grey Power]

COLUMN | An invisible workforce [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

This is being written on the “International Day of the Seafarer”, June 25, which, if you consider the way that society is currently treating this essential workforce, appears somewhat ironic. Since Covid-19 raised its ugly head, and for at least the past four months, the maritime world has been screaming out for ..

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

By Neil Baird

Without naval architects the world’s ships and boats would be less safe, less economical, more expensive, more polluting and uglier. Naval architects are an essential component of the wider global maritime industry. Of course, as with all professions, naval architects have occasionally failed but, overall, they contribute ..

BOOK REVIEW | Ship – 5,000 Years of Maritime Adventure

BOOK REVIEW | Ship – 5,000 Years of Maritime Adventure

By Neil Baird

A big, thick, glossy and beautifully illustrated book in the usual DK (Dorling Kindersley) mould, this offers an excellent overview of almost five millennia of maritime history. Published in association with Britain’s National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, of which the author is Curator Emeritus, the book benefits ..

MEPS WEEK
COLUMN | In praise of a fixed mindset [Tug Times]

COLUMN | In praise of a fixed mindset [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

A recent short article in Seaways, the journal of the Nautical Institute, sang the praises of having a positive attitude towards change. The author, Tom Feakins MNI, pointed out that some people thrive on change while others find it challenging and stressful. He rightly pointed out, however, that the current Covid-19 crisis ..

Welcome to Marine Projects Week!

Welcome to Marine Projects Week!

Otherwise known as dredging and marine construction, our focus area this week remains highly active. Despite the Covid-19 virus, there is much still to be done around our ..