The loss of the anchor handling tug Bourbon Rhode, which sank in a hurricane in the Atlantic whilst crossing from the Canary Islands to Guyana in September this year with the tragic loss of eleven of its fourteen crew is an even more serious test of flag state transparency and investigative rigour, for one of the richest ..
At 6.18am on 13 December, 1939, cruisers HMS Ajax, Exeter and Achilles (the last of which was from the New Zealand Division) took on German armoured cruiser KMS Admiral Graf Spee off the mouth of the River Plate close to the coast of Uruguay in South America. It was the second time in our naval history that the New Zealand ..
Tuesday, December 10 saw the transport strike in France against President Macron’s changes to the pension law grind towards its second week, with most trains and buses cancelled, a quarter of Air France’s domestic operations suspended, and the Paris metro completely out of service. 885,000 demonstrators turned out on ..
Since the offshore market was plunged into crisis in late 2014, the industry has battled to survive. Hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs, hundreds of vessels have been laid up, and ships built as recently as 2005 have been scrapped. Industry leaders like Tidewater and Gulfmark have entered Chapter 11 to restructure ..
On the First Day of Christmas, my true love (the Ministry of Transport in Singapore) didn’t give to me….one missing accident report into the sinking of the liftboat Teras Lyza. Look on the website for Singaporean Marine Safety Investigation Reports here and you find nothing….not a single publicly available report into ..
Amid simmering regional tensions, multi-national warship activity in and around the Strait of Hormuz continues to intensify. Much media reporting has been poorly researched, and confusing, however, so what, exactly, is going on? This article endeavours to give some clarification. Since July 2019, Washington has been ..
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Robert Allan Ltd has been awarded a contract by Modutech Marine of Tacoma, Washington, to design a new series of tugs for the US Navy. Each vessel in the series will have ..
Italy’s Boschetti Shipyard, based in Cesenatico on the Romagna Riviera, on the North Adriatic coast, has delivered the passenger vessel Lerici, commissioned by the ..