• VESSEL REVIEW | Shaoguandun 01 – Electric ferry to serve rural areas in China’s Fujian Province

    VESSEL REVIEW | Shaoguandun 01 – Electric ferry to serve rural areas in China’s Fujian Province

  • COLUMN | Drip, drip, drip: Marinakis orders eight PSVs; DSOC jackup moves; Paratus and Northern Ocean raise capital [Offshore Accounts]

    COLUMN | Drip, drip, drip: Marinakis orders eight PSVs; DSOC jackup moves; Paratus and Northern Ocean raise capital [Offshore Accounts]

  • OPINION | High noon at Second Thomas Shoal

    OPINION | High noon at Second Thomas Shoal

  • VESSEL REFIT | Sentinel – Royal Australian Navy patrol boat converted into autonomous systems demonstrator

    VESSEL REFIT | Sentinel – Royal Australian Navy patrol boat converted into autonomous systems demonstrator

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Qifan 19 – Chinese cable-laying vessel boasts 10,000-tonne capacity

    VESSEL REVIEW | Qifan 19 – Chinese cable-laying vessel boasts 10,000-tonne capacity

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Shaoguandun 01 – Electric ferry to serve rural areas in China’s Fujian Province
  • COLUMN | Drip, drip, drip: Marinakis orders eight PSVs; DSOC jackup moves; Paratus and Northern Ocean raise capital [Offshore Accounts]
  • OPINION | High noon at Second Thomas Shoal
  • VESSEL REFIT | Sentinel – Royal Australian Navy patrol boat converted into autonomous systems demonstrator
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Qifan 19 – Chinese cable-laying vessel boasts 10,000-tonne capacity
COLUMN | Drip, drip, drip: Marinakis orders eight PSVs; DSOC jackup moves; Paratus and Northern Ocean raise capital [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Drip, drip, drip: Marinakis orders eight PSVs; DSOC jackup moves; Paratus and Northern Ocean raise capital [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

There was only one story in offshore this week, the news that Greek shipowner Evangelos Marinakis has doubled down on this bet on the platform supply vessel (PSV) market by making the single biggest order in the entire segment in the last decade. His Capital Offshore has placed an order for four firm diesel-electric, DP2, ..

OPINION | High noon at Second Thomas Shoal

OPINION | High noon at Second Thomas Shoal

By Euan Graham

China has identified the beleaguered garrison at Second Thomas Shoal as a weak link among the South China Sea features physically occupied by the Philippines and, by extension, the US-Philippines alliance. While Manila has held its nerve against Beijing’s mounting pressure tactics and holds the moral high ground in the ..

OPINION | We need more defence capability long before the first SSN arrives

OPINION | We need more defence capability long before the first SSN arrives

By Ewen Levick

AUKUS is the great polariser of Australia’s national security community. Supporters are accused of risking too much for one capability; critics are accused of being unhelpful or lacking belief in Australia. All this misses the point. We have about 1,000 days before a possible conflict breaks out over Taiwan. That is the ..

BAIRD MARITIME AWARDS
AWARDS 2023 | Best Large SAR Boat – Guardamar Urania  – Armon Shipyard

AWARDS 2023 | Best Large SAR Boat – Guardamar Urania – Armon Shipyard

By Baird Maritime

Best Large SAR Boat – Guardamar Urania – Armon Shipyard Yet again illustrating the staggering versatility of the Vigo-based shipyard Armon, this very impressive aluminium craft is the last in a series of five built for Spain’s famed sea rescue organisation Salvamento Maritimo. She and her sisters operate in all kinds ..

COLUMN | Houthi attacks show asymmetrical sea warfare is the way ahead [Naval Gazing]

COLUMN | Houthi attacks show asymmetrical sea warfare is the way ahead [Naval Gazing]

By Trevor Hollingsbee

Attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on merchant shipping in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, and the Arabian Sea continue apace. The Iran-backed Houthis are very well equipped with multiple attack drones and with anti-shipping cruise and ballistic missiles. These weapons are based mainly on old ..

COLUMN | The demise of Diamond Offshore: Lessons for the future [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | The demise of Diamond Offshore: Lessons for the future [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

Last week saw Noble Corporation cement its place as the great consolidator in the offshore drilling industry recovery. Seven days ago, Noble announced that it was buying Diamond Offshore Drilling in a stock plus cash transaction valuing the company at around US$1.6 billion, a deal unanimously approved by the boards of both ..

Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture

Focus on Fishing and Aquaculture

Baird Maritime once more highlights the ever important fishing and aquaculture sector by reviewing newbuild vessels entering service around the world.