• MARITIME SECURITY WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Australian HDPE patrol RHIB demonstrator model hits the water

    VESSEL REVIEW | Australian HDPE patrol RHIB demonstrator model hits the water

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    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

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Australian HDPE patrol RHIB demonstrator model hits the water
  • 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
MARITIME SECURITY WEEK
EDITORIAL | The maritime security sector takes off

EDITORIAL | The maritime security sector takes off

By Neil Baird

It seems as though there has been a continuous boom in the maritime security sector ever since the New York Twin Towers terrorist attacks in September 2001. While it was an aviation act, it certainly had the very pronounced effect of awakening the world to the reality of how vulnerable it is to terrorism ..

MARITIME SECURITY WEEK
Welcome to Maritime Security Week!

Welcome to Maritime Security Week!

By Alex Baird

It’s everything maritime security 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 maritime security sectors. Assault Craft • Interceptors • Patrol • Police • Coast ..

COLUMN | Scrubbed out [The Boroscope]

COLUMN | Scrubbed out [The Boroscope]

By Kent Stewart

“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 ..

Welcome to Maritime Security Week!

Welcome to Maritime Security Week!

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