• NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Lerici – New fibreglass/wooden passenger ferry for Italy’s beautiful Cinque Terre

    VESSEL REVIEW | Lerici – New fibreglass/wooden passenger ferry for Italy’s beautiful Cinque Terre

  • NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Shearwater – Advanced 22-metre catamaran research vessel for North Carolina

    VESSEL REVIEW | Shearwater – Advanced 22-metre catamaran research vessel for North Carolina

  • NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Amiral – French Alps lake cruising gets a stylish upgrade with new eco-ferry

    VESSEL REVIEW | Amiral – French Alps lake cruising gets a stylish upgrade with new eco-ferry

  • NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Ob – The world’s most advanced icebreaker sets sail in Russia

    VESSEL REVIEW | Ob – The world’s most advanced icebreaker sets sail in Russia

  • NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Bremen, Gelting and Darss – High-performance patrol boat trio for Germany’s General Directorate of Customs

    VESSEL REVIEW | Bremen, Gelting and Darss – High-performance patrol boat trio for Germany’s General Directorate of Customs

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Lerici – New fibreglass/wooden passenger ferry for Italy’s beautiful Cinque Terre
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Shearwater – Advanced 22-metre catamaran research vessel for North Carolina
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Amiral – French Alps lake cruising gets a stylish upgrade with new eco-ferry
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Ob – The world’s most advanced icebreaker sets sail in Russia
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Bremen, Gelting and Darss – High-performance patrol boat trio for Germany’s General Directorate of Customs
OFFSHORE WEEK
COLUMN | Rich flags, poor reports… – Part 2 [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Rich flags, poor reports… – Part 2 [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

The loss of the anchor handling tug Bourbon Rhode, which sank in a hurricane in the Atlantic whilst crossing from the Canary Islands to Guyana in September this year with the tragic loss of eleven of its fourteen crew is an even more serious test of flag state transparency and investigative rigour, for one of the richest ..

HISTORY | New Zealanders tested in Battle of River Plate

HISTORY | New Zealanders tested in Battle of River Plate

By Michael Wynd

At 6.18am on 13 December, 1939, cruisers HMS Ajax, Exeter and Achilles (the last of which was from the New Zealand Division) took on German armoured cruiser KMS Admiral Graf Spee off the mouth of the River Plate close to the coast of Uruguay in South America. It was the second time in our naval history that the New Zealand ..

OFFSHORE WEEK
COLUMN | Bourbon deadline looms – banks poised to take control [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Bourbon deadline looms – banks poised to take control [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

Tuesday, December 10 saw the transport strike in France against President Macron’s changes to the pension law grind towards its second week, with most trains and buses cancelled, a quarter of Air France’s domestic operations suspended, and the Paris metro completely out of service. 885,000 demonstrators turned out on ..

OFFSHORE WEEK
Introduction | The offshore industry – the slow road to recovery

Introduction | The offshore industry – the slow road to recovery

By Hieronymus Bosch

Since the offshore market was plunged into crisis in late 2014, the industry has battled to survive. Hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs, hundreds of vessels have been laid up, and ships built as recently as 2005 have been scrapped. Industry leaders like Tidewater and Gulfmark have entered Chapter 11 to restructure ..

OFFSHORE WEEK
COLUMN | Rich flags, poor reports… – Part 1 [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Rich flags, poor reports… – Part 1 [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

On the First Day of Christmas, my true love (the Ministry of Transport in Singapore) didn’t give to me….one missing accident report into the sinking of the liftboat Teras Lyza. Look on the website for Singaporean Marine Safety Investigation Reports here and you find nothing….not a single publicly available report into ..

FEATURE | Naval operations around the Strait of Hormuz intensify

FEATURE | Naval operations around the Strait of Hormuz intensify

By Trevor Hollingsbee

Amid simmering regional tensions, multi-national warship activity in and around the Strait of Hormuz continues to intensify. Much media reporting has been poorly researched, and confusing, however, so what, exactly, is going on? This article endeavours to give some clarification. Since July 2019, Washington has been ..

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

It’s everything naval architecture this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, ..