• 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

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

    Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

  • 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
  • Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!
EDITORIAL | Trucking fatigue study applies to mariners

EDITORIAL | Trucking fatigue study applies to mariners

By Neil Baird

Results of a recent fatigue prevention study for truck drivers have been revealed by Melbourne’s Monash University. The landmark study, conducted by the University’s Accident Research Centre in conjunction with Seeing Machines, Ron Finemore Transport and Volvo Trucks Australia, tested fatigue prevention and driver ..

BOOK REVIEW | East Coast Pilot – Great Yarmouth to Ramsgate (Fifth Edition)

BOOK REVIEW | East Coast Pilot – Great Yarmouth to Ramsgate (Fifth Edition)

By Neil Baird

While your reviewer has travelled over almost every bit of England’s east coast by road, the only part he knows well from seaward is the Thames Estuary. Thus he has always thought of the east coast as low, flat, muddy and intensely tidal. Reading this very refined Imray pilot has rather changed his mind. Its very ..

MEPS WEEK
Welcome to Marine Engines & Propulsion Systems (MEPS) Week

Welcome to Marine Engines & Propulsion Systems (MEPS) Week

By Neil Baird

This vital part of the ship and workboat market seemingly reveals technical advances on a weekly basis. Lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, less maintenance, greater reliability, lighter weight, smaller size, less noise and more convenience, are among the features touted. Simultaneously, we are flooded with ..

BOOK REVIEW | Dorwart’s History of the Office of Naval Intelligence 1865 – 1945

BOOK REVIEW | Dorwart’s History of the Office of Naval Intelligence 1865 – 1945

By Neil Baird

The United States’ Office of Naval Intelligence, while founded with the best of intentions, became an enormous and sometimes unwieldy beast over the eight decades studied here. There is no doubt that the ONI achieved a great deal but it also become a stark example of both “bureau creep” and bureaucratic over-reach. As ..

COLUMN | The ubiquitous marine surveyor [The Wet Detective]

COLUMN | The ubiquitous marine surveyor [The Wet Detective]

By Mike Wall

Some twenty years ago it was suggested to the UK Government that marine surveying should be a recognised profession and that they should help fund apprenticeships. A meeting was held in London where all stakeholders attended. It was clear that the government representatives had no idea what a marine surveyor is. Their ..

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 ..

Welcome to Marine Engines & Propulsion Systems (MEPS) Week

Welcome to Marine Engines & Propulsion Systems (MEPS) Week

This vital part of the ship and workboat market seemingly reveals technical advances on a weekly basis. Lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, less maintenance, greater ..