In America, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently published their Safer Seas Digest 2020, a record of the 42 major incidents they investigated during the year and the lessons learned from those incidents. There are several such digests published around the world, including the MAIB version in the United ..
The author is a Trieste-born, Sydney-educated and globally “careered” ship broker and financier who has retired to the Algarve. An interesting background to an interesting man. This has helped him to write a fascinating and exciting book, which, despite my normal antipathy towards novels, I read with considerable ..
This seems to be the last of the series of Clarkson’s register books to be reviewed here in 2021. Last, that is, but not least. It is also the thinnest of the registers reviewed but it is certainly not the least important. While LNG, LPG and other liquefied gases are constantly disparaged as redundant fossil fuels by the ..
WORK BOAT WORLD: Derecktor Shipyards has appointed Richard Steady as its new Chief Operating Officer. Steady has held many executive maritime positions. He began his career at Maritrans, the global shipping and transportation company, where he rose to the position of Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs. He also ..
Increasing military exercises in the South China Sea by the US Navy and partners from other nations aim to send a message to Beijing that its assertive territorial claims to these contested waters remain unrecognised. But China is continuing to take a belligerent stance, not only with its own patrols in the area, but by ..
What’s not to like about 2021 for container shipping? Freight rates are record high, record amounts of cargo are shipped across the Pacific Ocean, as well as globally, and the previous yearly record for new containership orders has just been broken (measured in capacity) in less than eight months. As a result of very ..
Emergency services vessels and their equipment remain one of the most interesting and rapidly developing sectors of the wider workboat market. I always look forward to ou ..
The US Navy, through the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), has awarded a US$500 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) architecture-e ..
Inland Fisheries Ireland, the state agency with responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats, recorded an increase in illegal fishin ..