• COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]

    COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Osprey – Combination sightseeing/adventure boat and ferry for Australia’s famous Fraser Island

    VESSEL REVIEW | Osprey – Combination sightseeing/adventure boat and ferry for Australia’s famous Fraser Island

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Tricia – New low-wash catamaran ferry joins Perth’s busy river fleet

    VESSEL REVIEW | Tricia – New low-wash catamaran ferry joins Perth’s busy river fleet

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Nairana – All-aluminium, compact Ro-Pax ferry for busy island route

    VESSEL REVIEW | Nairana – All-aluminium, compact Ro-Pax ferry for busy island route

  • POLLUTION RECOVERY WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | All-electric waste cleanup demonstrator vessel launched in France

    VESSEL REVIEW | All-electric waste cleanup demonstrator vessel launched in France

  • COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Osprey – Combination sightseeing/adventure boat and ferry for Australia’s famous Fraser Island
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Tricia – New low-wash catamaran ferry joins Perth’s busy river fleet
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Nairana – All-aluminium, compact Ro-Pax ferry for busy island route
  • VESSEL REVIEW | All-electric waste cleanup demonstrator vessel launched in France
OPINION | Light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel for ferry industry

OPINION | Light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel for ferry industry

By Mike Corrigan

The entire ferry world, and the world in general, has been tossed upside down. To say these are unprecedented times is an understatement. We went from not having much information about COVID-19 to it now casting a spell over all our lives, economies and health care systems to an extent that seemed unimaginable – except ..

COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]

COLUMN | Subsea survey war: Fugro versus Ocean Infinity [OFFSHORE ACOUNTS]

By Hieronymus Bosch

Last week Dutch survey giant Fugro declared war. The battle will be fought by an armada of unmanned vessels operated by remote satellite telemetry in every ocean of the globe. The weapons will be unmanned robotic vessels conducting surveys with both remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous subsea vehicles (AUVs), ..

BOOK REVIEW | Ship Superintendency – An Introduction

BOOK REVIEW | Ship Superintendency – An Introduction

By Neil Baird

Mike Wall needs no introduction to readers of these pages. He is a widely experienced marine engineer, surveyor, consultant and educator. He is particularly well known in the UK and around South-East Asia. As with previous Mike Wall-authored books, this is much more than it claims to be. Indeed, while it is aimed at the ..

COLUMN | Time to put an end to Third World tug practices [Tug Times]

COLUMN | Time to put an end to Third World tug practices [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

A whole series of disastrous events caught my eye recently, because they all involved tugs and all took place in the same country. And while we know you cannot believe everything you read in the newspapers, I have found nothing to indicate the stories are not true. First was news that local authorities were taking ..

BOOK REVIEW | Adriatic Pilot – Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, East Coast of Italy, Albania

BOOK REVIEW | Adriatic Pilot – Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, East Coast of Italy, Albania

By Neil Baird

This is the eighth edition of an obviously very popular title. Its steady updating and improvement shows on almost every page. Your reviewer used the fifth (2008) edition when cruising the area in 2010. This edition is even more useful. The Adriatic Sea requires little introduction to most mariners. It has been a busy ..

COLUMN | Israel emerging as a maritime power [Naval Gazing]

COLUMN | Israel emerging as a maritime power [Naval Gazing]

By Trevor Hollingsbee

Since its formation in 1948, using a motley collection of old vessels, the Israeli Navy (IN) has developed into a technologically advanced and ruthlessly efficient force. Operating mainly in the Mediterranean, and the Gulf of Aqaba, its duties include countering weapon smuggling, preventing infiltration of Israel by ..

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

In these justifiably virus-obsessed days, it is hard to focus on the travel, tourism and entertainment that passenger vessels largely represent. However, we have to ..