• REMINISCENCES | The big ditch

    REMINISCENCES | The big ditch

  • COLUMN | Notes from an essential service provider [Tug Times]

    COLUMN | Notes from an essential service provider [Tug Times]

  • COLUMN | Stena Group may give towing a boost [Tug Times]

    COLUMN | Stena Group may give towing a boost [Tug Times]

  • COLUMN | Do it yourself, Gulf style: Middle Eastern states invest in offshore oilfield services companies [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | Do it yourself, Gulf style: Middle Eastern states invest in offshore oilfield services companies [Offshore Accounts]

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Suiso Frontier – Japanese LH2 carrier sets the pace in hydrogen transport

    VESSEL REVIEW | Suiso Frontier – Japanese LH2 carrier sets the pace in hydrogen transport

  • REMINISCENCES | The big ditch
  • COLUMN | Notes from an essential service provider [Tug Times]
  • COLUMN | Stena Group may give towing a boost [Tug Times]
  • COLUMN | Do it yourself, Gulf style: Middle Eastern states invest in offshore oilfield services companies [Offshore Accounts]
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Suiso Frontier – Japanese LH2 carrier sets the pace in hydrogen transport
REMINISCENCES | The big ditch

REMINISCENCES | The big ditch

By Michael Grey

The recent pictures of the gigantic Evergreen containership sitting forlornly across the Suez Canal, bow and stern hard aground on the sand, with a diminutive digger scraping away around the bulbous bow, sparked a few memories. For a start, the sheer size of the canal itself, able to offer a passage to ships of 400 metres ..

COLUMN | Notes from an essential service provider [Tug Times]

COLUMN | Notes from an essential service provider [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

I was delighted recently to be informed I was considered an essential service provider as part of Hong Kong’s salvage response team and could get a priority booking for a coronavirus jab. In the same week I also qualified as an elderly person. The only difference was that wrinklies could choose which type of jab they ..

COLUMN | Stena Group may give towing a boost [Tug Times]

COLUMN | Stena Group may give towing a boost [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

Stena Group companies have been much in the news recently. On the ferry side, Stena Line has been boasting about the number of women they employ, whilst Stena Bulk has been touting an innovative new concept for the bulk trades. Stena Line said it will attract, recruit, and keep the best talents “by actively recruiting ..

COLUMN | Do it yourself, Gulf style: Middle Eastern states invest in offshore oilfield services companies [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Do it yourself, Gulf style: Middle Eastern states invest in offshore oilfield services companies [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

In Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE, public investment by petro-states is increasingly focused on squeezing out private sector businesses in oilfield services, especially international ones. This is leading to state-owned companies competing with one another in the region. Drilling rigs, supply vessels, and even forklifts ..

REMINISCENCES | The graveyard watch

REMINISCENCES | The graveyard watch

By Michael Grey

Fatigue, I was reading recently, has become a major problem in our meanly manned ships of today. The obvious solution would be to increase the available manpower to a level that might make it less likely that people would fall over from exhaustion, but that fails to commend itself to the ruling bean-counters. One cheaper ..

COLUMN | Questions for the carriers [Grey Power]

COLUMN | Questions for the carriers [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

What is going on in the North Pacific, as scarcely a week goes by without stacks of containers hurling themselves into the sea as ships roll extravagantly in the heavy weather they seem to be encountering? Is the weather any worse than might be expected during the winter season in this notoriously fickle route between Asia ..

Welcome to Hydrofoil Week!

Welcome to Hydrofoil Week!

Hydrofoils have always seemed to have so much potential to enhance vessel performance but, except in very limited and specialised areas, they have never made a big ..