• UNMANNED CRAFT WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Madfox – USV designed for surveillance and force protection missions

    VESSEL REVIEW | Madfox – USV designed for surveillance and force protection missions

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Ponta Timbue – Nueva Pescanova’s newest trawler takes on prawn fishing off Mozambique

    VESSEL REVIEW | Ponta Timbue – Nueva Pescanova’s newest trawler takes on prawn fishing off Mozambique

  • OPINION | Cruising into stormy weather

    OPINION | Cruising into stormy weather

  • UNMANNED CRAFT WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Hebe – New 15m autonomous minehunter enters service with Royal Navy

    VESSEL REVIEW | Hebe – New 15m autonomous minehunter enters service with Royal Navy

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Bata nam Brathairean – Versatile fish farm support landing craft for Scottish operator

    VESSEL REVIEW | Bata nam Brathairean – Versatile fish farm support landing craft for Scottish operator

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Madfox – USV designed for surveillance and force protection missions
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Ponta Timbue – Nueva Pescanova’s newest trawler takes on prawn fishing off Mozambique
  • OPINION | Cruising into stormy weather
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Hebe – New 15m autonomous minehunter enters service with Royal Navy
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Bata nam Brathairean – Versatile fish farm support landing craft for Scottish operator
OPINION | Cruising into stormy weather

OPINION | Cruising into stormy weather

By Nick Savvides

Cruise ships became an unhappy herald of global distress in the first weeks of the pandemic. The virus leapt from deck to deck in the close quarters of these huge floating palaces. Ship owners scrambled. Where once cheerful and cashed-up tourists had been welcomed by their thousands, vessels were abruptly barred from port. ..

COLUMN | Private equity: can the billionaire factory save the offshore industry? [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Private equity: can the billionaire factory save the offshore industry? [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

Question: What do the Formula One motor racing franchise, Heinz tomato ketchup, British supermarket chain Asda, and the North Sea safety standby companies North Star Shipping and Esvagt have in common? Answer: They’re all owned by private equity companies, investment houses famed for taking two per cent of their ..

FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

By Neil Baird

The global fishing industry has suffered a “trial by fire” for at least twenty of the past thirty years thanks to the depredations of sections of the wider so-called green movement. A hard core of the industry has survived that and is now commencing to flourish again. Some of the criticism of the fishing ..

UNMANNED CRAFT WEEK
Welcome to Unmanned Craft Week!

Welcome to Unmanned Craft Week!

By Neil Baird

There are two highly visible trends being promoted globally at present. The maritime and general media are becoming swamped with promises concerning both unmanned craft and sailing cargo ships. Given all the failed promises to do with sailing cargo that I have seen over my lengthy career, I prefer to put my money on ..

BOOK REVIEW | The Tanker Register 2021

BOOK REVIEW | The Tanker Register 2021

By Neil Baird

As this excellent, comprehensive and incredibly detailed review of the market and its component ships shows very clearly, the global market of tankers of more than 10,000 DWT continues to grow at roughly three per cent per annum. At the end of 2020 there were some 7,171 such vessels in existence, and trading. Collectively, ..

COLUMN | Hoorah for the roving vaccinator [Grey Power]

COLUMN | Hoorah for the roving vaccinator [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

Just for a change, there is some good “pandemic news” for seafarers, care of the Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association. The Belgian government has put in hand a scheme under which roving vaccination teams will board ships in their country’s ports to provide protection for those aboard the ship, regardless of their ..

Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

The global fishing industry has suffered a “trial by fire” for at least twenty of the past thirty years thanks to the depredations of sections of the wider so ..