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    VESSEL REVIEW | Prinses Amalia – High-end event/tour boat for Rotterdam

    VESSEL REVIEW | Prinses Amalia – High-end event/tour boat for Rotterdam

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    VESSEL REFIT | Hybrid water taxi for the mayor of Venice

    VESSEL REFIT | Hybrid water taxi for the mayor of Venice

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Swell X – Highly automated, beamy lobster boat for Atlantic Canada

    VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Swell X – Highly automated, beamy lobster boat for Atlantic Canada

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    VESSEL REVIEW | Lady D & Lady A – Mexico’s Ultramar adds high-spec ferry pair to fleet

    VESSEL REVIEW | Lady D & Lady A – Mexico’s Ultramar adds high-spec ferry pair to fleet

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    VESSEL REVIEW | Hodor – Super yacht support vessel and reception space

    VESSEL REVIEW | Hodor – Super yacht support vessel and reception space

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Prinses Amalia – High-end event/tour boat for Rotterdam
  • VESSEL REFIT | Hybrid water taxi for the mayor of Venice
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Swell X – Highly automated, beamy lobster boat for Atlantic Canada
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Lady D & Lady A – Mexico’s Ultramar adds high-spec ferry pair to fleet
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Hodor – Super yacht support vessel and reception space
COLUMN | China upgrading its amphibious warfare fleet [Naval Gazing]

COLUMN | China upgrading its amphibious warfare fleet [Naval Gazing]

By Trevor Hollingsbee

Fixed-wing aircraft carriers, and nuclear-powered submarines are generally seen as the capital ships of today, and are the yardsticks against which navies’ capabilities are measured. They are, though, just two parts of the big-ticket triumvirate at the core of contemporary naval power. Much less is heard about the third ..

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
FEATURE | Italian style runs strong in local passenger vessel market

FEATURE | Italian style runs strong in local passenger vessel market

By Giovanni Grande

Italy’s Nautica Store has had a busy 2019 with refits and newbuilds galore. A little less than a year after the move to a new production site in Torre Annunziata, Naples, with more than 20,000 square metres, including 9,000 covered, the large spaces now available to Salvatore Gambardella’s team are busy with the ..

COLUMN | Innovation around regulation of fishing gear

COLUMN | Innovation around regulation of fishing gear

By Alan Haig-Brown

As technology improves the efficiency and catching power of commercial fishing vessels, the results can affect fish stocks. To maintain a reasonable distribution of the total allowable catch (TAC) national regulators have tried a number of different approaches. When licensing designed to limit the fleet size was introduced ..

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
EDITORIAL | Riverine ferry services have huge potential

EDITORIAL | Riverine ferry services have huge potential

By Neil Baird

No matter how many roads and freeways are widened and improved, traffic congestion in major, or even minor, cities seems to worsen remorselessly. A practical antidote to that can be high quality riverine or sheltered coastal ferry services. The key to making such services successful appears to be the selection of high ..

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
Ferry safety improvement plan outlined at Interferry

Ferry safety improvement plan outlined at Interferry

By Neil Baird

At the 44th Interferry Conference in London yesterday, I reported on the work of the FerrySafe group, a subsidiary of Interferry’s Domestic Ferry Safety Committee. Interferry is the international industry association of ferry owners and its FerrySafe project is funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the ..

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
REMINISCENCES | Bridges too far – The manifest virtues of ferries

REMINISCENCES | Bridges too far – The manifest virtues of ferries

By Michael Grey

We should build a bridge, urges the Prime Minister of the UK, across the North Channel that divides Scotland from Northern Ireland. He might, of course, be speaking metaphorically, or even politically, throwing another spanner into the Brexit debate and further enraging his foes in Brussels. But there is something about ..

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

It’s everything passenger vessels this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, ..