• COLUMN | Seafarers – Last in the queue [Grey Power]

    COLUMN | Seafarers – Last in the queue [Grey Power]

  • POLLUTION RECOVERY WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | All-electric waste cleanup demonstrator vessel launched in France

    VESSEL REVIEW | All-electric waste cleanup demonstrator vessel launched in France

  • COLUMN | Offshore in quarantine: $25 oil takes us back to 2003 [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | Offshore in quarantine: $25 oil takes us back to 2003 [Offshore Accounts]

  • FEATURE | US-China “Phase One” agreement fails to boost January volumes

    FEATURE | US-China “Phase One” agreement fails to boost January volumes

  • POLLUTION RECOVERY WEEK
    Welcome to Pollution Recovery Week!

    Welcome to Pollution Recovery Week!

  • COLUMN | Seafarers – Last in the queue [Grey Power]
  • VESSEL REVIEW | All-electric waste cleanup demonstrator vessel launched in France
  • COLUMN | Offshore in quarantine: $25 oil takes us back to 2003 [Offshore Accounts]
  • FEATURE | US-China “Phase One” agreement fails to boost January volumes
  • Welcome to Pollution Recovery Week!
COLUMN | Time to put an end to Third World tug practices [Tug Times]

COLUMN | Time to put an end to Third World tug practices [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

A whole series of disastrous events caught my eye recently, because they all involved tugs and all took place in the same country. And while we know you cannot believe everything you read in the newspapers, I have found nothing to indicate the stories are not true. First was news that local authorities were taking ..

COLUMN | Seafarers – Last in the queue [Grey Power]

COLUMN | Seafarers – Last in the queue [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

We are living in unprecedented times, in a situation where fear and uncertainty oscillate, even in the minds of practical people with heaps of common sense. And if is bad enough on land, try and contemplate the situation afloat aboard the tens of thousands of merchant ships the world depends upon to keep it ticking over. We ..

COLUMN | Offshore in quarantine: $25 oil takes us back to 2003 [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Offshore in quarantine: $25 oil takes us back to 2003 [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

There is an apocryphal tale that when the French Enlightenment philosopher and lottery scam-artist Voltaire was asked on his deathbed by a priest to renounce Satan and all his works, he declared, “Now is not the time for making new enemies.” Would that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Sultan followed Voltaire’s ..

FEATURE | US-China “Phase One” agreement fails to boost January volumes

FEATURE | US-China “Phase One” agreement fails to boost January volumes

By BIMCO

Even before the effects of the coronavirus, the “Phase One” agreement between China and the US failed to boost volumes of the implicated goods in January. In fact, exports of the manufactured, agricultural and energy goods included in the deal were down 26 per cent from January 2017, which serves as the base ..

POLLUTION RECOVERY WEEK
Welcome to Pollution Recovery Week!

Welcome to Pollution Recovery Week!

By Neil Baird

Almost exactly 42 years ago when Baird Publications was established, pollution recovery vessels were unheard of. Several major oil spills, such as those involving the Amoco Cadiz and Exxon Valdez, and the inexorable growth of plastic waste in the sea have ended those clean and innocent days forever. While the oil tanker ..

FEATURE | On the Mekong – Khon Pi rapids saved, for now

FEATURE | On the Mekong – Khon Pi rapids saved, for now

By Milton Osborne

Just over a year ago, I reported on the uncertain future of the Khon Pi rapids, located near the Thai town of Chiang Khong and lying in the riverbed between Thailand and Laos. At issue was the desire of a Chinese company to blast the rapids and thus open the course of the Mekong for commercial navigation between Southern ..

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

In these justifiably virus-obsessed days, it is hard to focus on the travel, tourism and entertainment that passenger vessels largely represent. However, we have to ..