Things can change, there’s always changes I want to try some rearranging, I say Drop the pilot, try my balloon Drop the monkey, smell my perfume – Joan Armatrading, Drop the Pilot The year got off to a tragic start for people in our business, with the news that another pilot has died while transferring to a large ..
China’s growing power and assertiveness have been significant drivers behind developments in Australian defence policy in the past few years. The previous government’s strategic update determined that the defence force needs the capability to “shape” Australia’s strategic environment, “deter” ..
After the shocking injustice perpetrated by the cruel and arbitrary governments of Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea on the 26 unfortunate seafarers aboard the crude oil tanker Heroic Idun, we turn our eyes this week to boardroom battles in Europe wherein some rich and powerful people either resign from their jobs or face ..
Many people would be surprised to learn that at least 17 nations with no coastline are known to operate combat vessels, in order to maintain riverine and lacustrine security. Some countries dub such forces navies, while others use a variety of nomenclature to describe army units with waterborne capability, such as “river ..
We take modern communications for granted these days and are exasperated beyond belief if our amazing mobile phone, for some reason, cannot get a signal. But ship to shore voice communication has not been with us much more than sixty years or so, and until the 1970s at least, people relied on signal lamps, Morse code, and ..
In a partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that now spans 50 years, Japan has played an important role in addressing the non-traditional maritime security challenges in the region, including piracy and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. That role may be about to ..
China’s growing power and assertiveness have been significant drivers behind developments in Australian defence policy in the past few years. The previous government’ ..
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Marine National Facility (MNF) offers fully funded grants of sea time on the research ves ..