• OPINION | Crew-change crisis risks supply chains – and lives

    OPINION | Crew-change crisis risks supply chains – and lives

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Hjellestad – 43-metre hybrid-electric ferry to serve Norway’s Vestland County

    VESSEL REVIEW | Hjellestad – 43-metre hybrid-electric ferry to serve Norway’s Vestland County

  • COLUMN | End of an era [Tug Times]

    COLUMN | End of an era [Tug Times]

  • PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Settsu – First of two “resort hotel” ferries for Japan’s Seto Inland Sea

    VESSEL REVIEW | Settsu – First of two “resort hotel” ferries for Japan’s Seto Inland Sea

  • COLUMN | Prelude FLNG woes spell problems for Shell, Australia and neighbours too [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | Prelude FLNG woes spell problems for Shell, Australia and neighbours too [Offshore Accounts]

  • OPINION | Crew-change crisis risks supply chains – and lives
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Hjellestad – 43-metre hybrid-electric ferry to serve Norway’s Vestland County
  • COLUMN | End of an era [Tug Times]
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Settsu – First of two “resort hotel” ferries for Japan’s Seto Inland Sea
  • COLUMN | Prelude FLNG woes spell problems for Shell, Australia and neighbours too [Offshore Accounts]
OPINION | Crew-change crisis risks supply chains – and lives

OPINION | Crew-change crisis risks supply chains – and lives

By Christiaan De Beukelaer

Twenty-four crew members of the Al Messilah, a livestock carrier under the Kuwaiti flag, tested positive last week for Covid-19 at Fremantle Port in Western Australia. They are among the few cases where maritime crews have tested positive. Despite assumptions that ships are an especially conducive environment to the spread ..

BOOK REVIEW | Battleships and Battle Cruisers: The Japanese Naval Warship Photo Album

BOOK REVIEW | Battleships and Battle Cruisers: The Japanese Naval Warship Photo Album

By Neil Baird

This beautifully presented book of first-rate photographs affected your reviewer in much the same way as its Submarine and Battleship Yamato and Musashi counterparts from the same source. I simply thought of the obscene and tragic waste of mostly young men and hard-earned treasure. The Yamato and Musashi are, of course, ..

COLUMN | End of an era [Tug Times]

COLUMN | End of an era [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

Much of the salvage and towage industry is in shock at the moment, having learned that the ABR Company has entered administration and ceased trading. Thus we have lost International Tug, Salvage and OSV magazine and, more significantly, the biennial International Tug and Salvage (ITS) conventions. I imagine it was the ..

COLUMN | Prelude FLNG woes spell problems for Shell, Australia and neighbours too [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Prelude FLNG woes spell problems for Shell, Australia and neighbours too [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

In any analysis of which oil and gas player was the most technically competent and cutting-edge, Shell would have to rank near the top, if not number one. Indeed, the company’s own history boasts that it is “one of the largest and most innovative energy companies in the world” (here). Shell has consistently and ..

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
FEATURE | Amsterdam to receive MIT-developed unmanned water taxis

FEATURE | Amsterdam to receive MIT-developed unmanned water taxis

By Baird Maritime

In an update to a five-year project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab, researchers have been developing the world’s first fleet of autonomous boats for the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and ..

MEPS WEEK
COLUMN | Biting the hand that feeds you [Grey Power]

COLUMN | Biting the hand that feeds you [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

It’s a great saying but there is a lot of it about at present. I thought of it first looking at pictures of the shrieking mobs of environmental protesters outside the International Maritime Organisation and the Japanese Embassy in London. In the case of the former location it was a bit futile as the environmental ..

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

Welcome to Passenger Vessel Week!

Given the global ravages of Covid-19, it could well be expected that the passenger vessel sector would be very subdued, if not completely dead at present. Not so, ..