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 ..
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), ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
A new $110 million initiative will back Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector by helping them export their high-quality produce into key overseas markets, with ..
Wharfies have been stood down after refusing to unload a container vessel at the DP World terminal in Melbourne last night, claiming it was a risk to workers and the ..