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    VESSEL REVIEW | Kilimanjaro VII – Brand new fast ferry for Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam – Zanzibar route

    VESSEL REVIEW | Kilimanjaro VII – Brand new fast ferry for Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam – Zanzibar route

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Prinses Amalia – High-end event/tour boat for Rotterdam

    VESSEL REVIEW | Prinses Amalia – High-end event/tour boat for Rotterdam

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REFIT | Hybrid water taxi for the mayor of Venice

    VESSEL REFIT | Hybrid water taxi for the mayor of Venice

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Swell X – Highly automated, beamy lobster boat for Atlantic Canada

    VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Swell X – Highly automated, beamy lobster boat for Atlantic Canada

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    VESSEL REVIEW | Lady D & Lady A – Mexico’s Ultramar adds high-spec ferry pair to fleet

    VESSEL REVIEW | Lady D & Lady A – Mexico’s Ultramar adds high-spec ferry pair to fleet

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Kilimanjaro VII – Brand new fast ferry for Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam – Zanzibar route
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Prinses Amalia – High-end event/tour boat for Rotterdam
  • VESSEL REFIT | Hybrid water taxi for the mayor of Venice
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Swell X – Highly automated, beamy lobster boat for Atlantic Canada
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Lady D & Lady A – Mexico’s Ultramar adds high-spec ferry pair to fleet
COLUMN | Scrubbed out [The Boroscope]

COLUMN | Scrubbed out [The Boroscope]

By Super User

“Nobody fits an open loop scrubber on their ship to clean the environment”. These are the words of legendary US based Norwegian ship financier, Morten Arntzen. Morten Arntzen is probably one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in world shipping. This cynical statement could almost be followed by, “It’s ..

REMINISCENCES | The amazing adventures of HMAS Jeparit

REMINISCENCES | The amazing adventures of HMAS Jeparit

By Kent Stewart

For most of the last century Australia was involved in war. In the two world wars alone, Australia committed over forty merchant ships as troop carriers, hospital ships and armed merchantmen. Censorship kept the public in the dark and no-one knows the exact number of seafarers’ lives that were lost. Nor do the majority of ..

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
FEATURE | A new ferry network for Tasmania’s Derwent River?

FEATURE | A new ferry network for Tasmania’s Derwent River?

By Baird Maritime

“Sail the Derwent Highway” is the catchphrase promoting a ferry service for the waterways of Australia’s southernmost state capital, Hobart. A first draft proposal by Incat founder Robert Clifford challenges people to think of the waterway as a roadway that already exists, the equivalent of a bus route on water. All ..

COLUMN | China upgrading its amphibious warfare fleet [Naval Gazing]

COLUMN | China upgrading its amphibious warfare fleet [Naval Gazing]

By Trevor Hollingsbee

Fixed-wing aircraft carriers, and nuclear-powered submarines are generally seen as the capital ships of today, and are the yardsticks against which navies’ capabilities are measured. They are, though, just two parts of the big-ticket triumvirate at the core of contemporary naval power. Much less is heard about the third ..

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
FEATURE | Italian style runs strong in local passenger vessel market

FEATURE | Italian style runs strong in local passenger vessel market

By Giovanni Grande

Italy’s Nautica Store has had a busy 2019 with refits and newbuilds galore. A little less than a year after the move to a new production site in Torre Annunziata, Naples, with more than 20,000 square metres, including 9,000 covered, the large spaces now available to Salvatore Gambardella’s team are busy with the ..

COLUMN | Innovation around regulation of fishing gear

COLUMN | Innovation around regulation of fishing gear

By Alan Haig-Brown

As technology improves the efficiency and catching power of commercial fishing vessels, the results can affect fish stocks. To maintain a reasonable distribution of the total allowable catch (TAC) national regulators have tried a number of different approaches. When licensing designed to limit the fleet size was introduced ..

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

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