In recent weeks there have been a number of reports of new electronic propulsion systems and designs for tugs, so it seems like a good time for another look at battery-powered propulsion. I was always sceptical about batteries for use on tugs in very busy ports, because nobody could assure me that they would have sufficient ..
This is a delightful, whimsical, enlightening and instructive book by our renowned and widely respected columnist Alan Loynd. It is very well worth reading by anyone in the maritime industry and beyond. Alan was a young Devon lad with, self-admittedly, no particular talents or ambitions, who ran away to sea at age fifteen ..
I was sitting at home with a bunch of A4 photographs of all the ships I had sailed on as a young man. I thought I would write a piece on the back of each one telling of the life and times I had and I came to the North Esk. I thought I would look up the dimensions and came across your post. I was a Bucko on the North Esk as ..
As the end of the quarter nears, we give you a cool quartet of updates on stories and companies in the offshore sector. We begin with a wait of over three years. Teras Lyza – Singapore was silent On June 5, 2018, the Ezion-owned liftboat Teras Lyza turned over whilst under tow by an Ezion-owned tug. Fortunately, the ..
The Seven Stones Reef lies between the Scilly Isles and Lands End. It’s clearly shown on navigation charts surrounded by deep water. Fifty-three years ago, a Suezmax tanker was heading for Milford Haven refinery in Wales with a cargo of 120,000 tonnes of Middle East crude. She didn’t have a full set of charts for the ..
The last 18 months have been challenging operationally, it is understandable to say. The effects and mechanisms of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has (by Murphy’s Law) come at the same time as the world’s coronavirus pandemic. There have been challenges faced by the whole sector regarding supply-chains ..
Sri Lankan police officials have confirmed that the captain of a foreign-flagged containership that had caught fire and ended up partially sunk off Colombo late last mont ..
The Canadian Coast Guard has received its final delivery of 220 floating oil storage tanks developed by Lamor. The acquisition of the storage tanks is part of the Canadia ..