Welcome to Maritime Security Week!
Maritime security vessels are ever more closely aligned with those in our other focus this week, which is on unmanned vessels. There is considerable crossover between both sectors. There is ever more happening, seemingly daily, in both sectors. That makes both sectors particularly interesting and exciting.
As always with Baird Maritime‘s Maritime Security Week features, we focus on a wide range of vessel types, sizes, roles and geographic origins and destinations. This week is no different.
Assault Craft • Interceptors • Patrol • Police • Coast Guard • Naval
We present everything from a 1,500-tonne, Chinese-built OPV for Pakistan to a 12.5-metre, lobster boat-style, locally deigned and built fisheries patrol boat for the American state of Maine. There are inshore patrol boats for threatened Taiwan and a large French multi-role patrol vessel for the Mediterranean Sea that was built on the Bay of Biscay.
All are impressive and interesting in their own way. There is much to be learnt from each and every one of them. We hope our presentation enables readers in all maritime sectors to learn from and be inspired by what is happening out there in the wider world.
- Golok – Indonesian Navy’s locally built stealth attack trimaran
- First in new series of 33-foot anti-terrorism boats for US Navy
- Gyptis – French Maritime Affairs OPV designed for Mediterranean operations
- P55 – Electric boat trio to patrol Amsterdam’s inland waters
- Vigraha – Long-range patrol vessel enters service with Indian Coast Guard
- Inflatable river response boats for Jordanian Public Safety Directorate
- Endeavor – Fisheries enforcement boat joins Maine Marine Patrol Fleet
- Kolachi – New large patrol vessel for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency
- Greek-built unmanned special warfare and rescue RIB
- PP 3595 – Highly versatile coast guard craft for Taiwan’s eastern waters
Features and Opinion:
– “The notion of Australia finding security either in or from Asia is a false dichotomy.”
– by Justin Burke, non-resident fellow at the Center for Maritime Strategy and Security at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University and a PhD candidate in naval strategy at Macquarie University
News and Gear:
- BOOK REVIEW | Doomed Before the Start: The Allied Intervention in Norway 1940 (Volumes 1 and 2)
- Indian Navy’s fourth Kalvari-class submarine delivered
- South Korean Navy’s seventh Daegu-class frigate hits the water
- New 19m patrol boat delivered to Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron
- Singapore firm to support design work on UAE Navy’s Falaj 3-class patrol vessels
- Partnership to develop aerial drone-carrying multi-mission USV
- Canadian Coast Guard acquires civilian icebreaker
- GEAR | UK MOD to invest £100 million for Royal Navy’s expanded electronic warfare capability
- NATO Submarine Rescue System cleared for use on French Navy’s Loire-class support ships
- Philippine Coast Guard’s newest 94m response vessel launched in Japan
- Italian Coast Guard orders 85m multi-role vessel from local builder
- US Coast Guard, NTSB continue investigation into loss of fishing vessel Emmy Rose
- South Korean Navy’s fourth Daegu-class frigate enters service
- Royal Australian Navy commissions second Supply-class AOR
- Successful trials conducted on new 19m patrol craft for Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron
- GEAR | US Navy conducts first shipboard test of new automated repair system
- US Navy christens two new vessels on same day
- Vietnamese patrol boat crew, Good Samaritans rescue two adrift fishermen off Spratlys
- Keel laid for new South African Navy inshore patrol vessel
- US Navy christens fleet oiler Harvey Milk
- One missing after boat capsizes off Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
- Pakistan Navy commissions first Type 054A frigate
Recent Important Features:
– “Indonesia should still support measures to combat IUU fishing, including Australia’s burning vessels policy, to show it doesn’t have a double standard in law enforcement.”
– by Aristyo Rizka Darmawan, lecturer and senior researcher at the Center for Sustainable Ocean Policy at the Faculty of Law University of Indonesia
– “It is hoped that the sharing of a common design will result in cost savings, particularly by the pooled production of vital components.”
– by Trevor Hollingsbee, retired UK Royal Navy officer and Baird Maritime’s maritime security expert and columnist
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 maritime security sectors? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and November 19), so we can add it to this current edition of Maritime Security Week!
We are after:
- Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the maritime security vessel sector
- Interviews – Owners, operators, water police, navies, coast guards etc.
- Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the maritime security world? (example here)
- Other – Any other relevant news
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