Early in the year 1992, a tender arrived on my desk from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). This looked exciting. I opened the tender documents to see what sort of naval vessel we would be required to build. On reading the requirements I found the vessel was for a new “admiral’s barge” that was to be built to replace an ..
As maritime neighbours, India and Australia form the bookends of the Indian Ocean region. At a time of “big power muscle movement”, as Australia’s Navy Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley put it recently during a visit to India, cooperation between the two countries is an opportunity to foster regional ..
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a partridge in a pear tree, according to the ancient English carol, but at Baird Maritime, that’s the cue for a dozen topical features on the offshore industry. Lovers of yuletide traditions – and even those of you who are mildly observant – will note that ..
Baird Maritime resumes its regular vessel feature weeks for this year by focusing once more on the ever-expanding passenger vessel sector. This week’s lineup of reviewed vessels include a cruise ship for Caribbean sailings, a ferry for a US transport company, a coastal cruise ship and a ferry for operation in Norway, and ..
Kent Stewart is an old favourite of Baird Maritime readers. His occasional columns on matters maritime have been popular for years. They distil his very extensive experience and great wisdom as a marine engineer of long standing. Most of the chapters/anecdotes in the book have been seen before on the Baird Maritime website ..
It has been a frenzied few weeks in the wind and subsea markets, with newbuild orders piling up. The last month has seen over one billion US dollars committed to vessels for the offshore wind industry. This was also the month that Ocean Infinity’s two new builds finally sailed (here), with crew and under the Singapore ..
Florida-based Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of its second Excel-class cruise ship following construction at Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku. Like its earlier siste ..
New Ro-Pax ferries have been delivered to operators in Germany and Estonia while construction commences on cruise ships ordered by customers in Monaco and the United Stat ..