Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!


It’s everything tug and salvage this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, features and opinion pieces covering all aspects of the global tug and salvage sectors.

Tugs • Towboats • Salvage • Autonomy • Marine Environment

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!


Ever-strong tug and salvage sector continues to innovate

– “Despite the financial and geopolitical turmoil of the past decade, the tug and salvage sector has steamed on relentlessly”

– by Neil Baird, co-Founder, Baird Maritime

Innovation drives rapidly evolving tug and salvage industries

– Tug and salvage sector enters a period of great and rapid change

– by John McCready, Editor of International Tug & OSV

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

COLUMN | Autonomous tugs grow ever closer [Tug Times]

– “Autonomous vessels may be the last hope they have of reducing costs”

– by Alan Loynd

COLUMN | POSH and Robert Kuok: Let’s take this private [Offshore Accounts]

– “Sell the shares to the public above book value when offshore hype was at its craziest, then buy them back below book value when despair rules the day five years later. That’s how you become the richest man in Malaysia.”

– by Hieronymus Bosch

RC towing – Autonomising tugs at Robert Allan Ltd.

– Vince den Hertog, Vice President, Engineering at Robert Allan Ltd on the RAmora automated tug

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

COLUMN | Let the good times roll [Tug Times]

– “Ships got into trouble, we got them out of it again, and nobody died in the process”

– by Alan Loynd

COLUMN | Saving memories or saving boats

– Preserving old wooden boats in the world’s maritime museums

– by Alan Haig-Brown

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global tug and salvage sectors? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and November 22), so we can add it to this current edition of Tug and Salvage Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the tug and salvage sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, builders, designers etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the tug and salvage world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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Alex Baird

Alex Baird is the Managing Director of Baird Maritime