• EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Boat 42 – New nuclear, chemical and biological detection patrol boat for the Port of Los Angeles

    VESSEL REVIEW | Boat 42 – New nuclear, chemical and biological detection patrol boat for the Port of Los Angeles

  • EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
    Welcome to Emergency Services Week!

    Welcome to Emergency Services Week!

  • EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Firefighting and rescue boat for African civil aviation authority

    VESSEL REVIEW | Firefighting and rescue boat for African civil aviation authority

  • COLUMN | PLA Navy in the vanguard of China’s advance [Naval Gazing]

    COLUMN | PLA Navy in the vanguard of China’s advance [Naval Gazing]

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Kab David – French-built wooden fishing boat is a combined crab/lobster boat and gillnetter

    VESSEL REVIEW | Kab David – French-built wooden fishing boat is a combined crab/lobster boat and gillnetter

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Boat 42 – New nuclear, chemical and biological detection patrol boat for the Port of Los Angeles
  • Welcome to Emergency Services Week!
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Firefighting and rescue boat for African civil aviation authority
  • COLUMN | PLA Navy in the vanguard of China’s advance [Naval Gazing]
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Kab David – French-built wooden fishing boat is a combined crab/lobster boat and gillnetter
EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
FEATURE | Bushfire support on land and sea

FEATURE | Bushfire support on land and sea

By Simon Enticknap

When a devastating bushfire hit the Australian town of Mallacoota on New Year’s Eve, local commercial marine operators and maritime agencies played a vital role in providing relief for those affected. One of the enduring symbols of this year’s horror bushfire season was the sight of hundreds of people being evacuated ..

BOOK REVIEW | Submarines and Submarine Depot Ships – Selected Photos from the Archives of the Kure Maritime Museum

BOOK REVIEW | Submarines and Submarine Depot Ships – Selected Photos from the Archives of the Kure Maritime Museum

By Neil Baird

While the title fails to mention it, this book also covers mine layers and mine sweepers of the World War II Imperial Japanese Navy. The other craft are all interesting but, for this reviewer, it is the submarines that are the focus of his attention. Unfortunately, the vast amount of information contained in this ..

EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
Welcome to Emergency Services Week!

Welcome to Emergency Services Week!

By Neil Baird

Recent months have seen some excellent examples of why the world needs emergency services craft. Most recently, we experienced the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Just prior to that, we saw the Australian bush fires and, a little earlier, the evacuation of cruise ship passengers from a volcanic explosion on an island off New ..

COLUMN | Mozambique: the AK-47 points the way for Total, Exxon and ENI [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Mozambique: the AK-47 points the way for Total, Exxon and ENI [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

Countries that have weapons on their national flags rarely prosper. We saw this last week with Saudi Arabia, where the national banner features crossed swords, whilst Angola (with a machete and an appropriately broken cog on its flag) remains mired in the corruption of former President Dos Santos, whose son and daughter are ..

COLUMN | PLA Navy in the vanguard of China’s advance [Naval Gazing]

COLUMN | PLA Navy in the vanguard of China’s advance [Naval Gazing]

By Trevor Hollingsbee

In his determination to boost the PRC‘s status as world power, Chinese President Xi Jinping is proving to be an adept player of his maritime cards. Little is seen of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) vast land forces, but the PLA Navy is playing a major role in advancing Xi’s ambitions, by pursuing, in parallel ..

FEATURE | China’s Gulf of Thailand “resort” island: Another pearl in China’s string?

FEATURE | China’s Gulf of Thailand “resort” island: Another pearl in China’s string?

By Charles Dunst

The Cambodian island of Koh Rong, long a backpacker’s haven, lies just a quick boat ride from Sihanoukville, a city that has come to symbolise the governmental intimacy of Cambodia and China. Omnipresent Chinese-owned casinos, along with frequent reports of criminal behaviour, have turned Sihanoukville into a “sordid ..

Welcome to Emergency Services Week!

Welcome to Emergency Services Week!

Recent months have seen some excellent examples of why the world needs emergency services craft. Most recently, we experienced the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Just prior to ..