A new technology demonstrator vessel that promises low-emission sailings with the help of ocean waves is currently being built at a shipyard in the Philippine province of Aklan. Under a PHP76 million (US$1.59 million) project funded by the country’s government through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), ..
Mike Wall is unstoppable. A former marine engineer, he has practiced as a marine surveyor and marine educationalist for more than 40 years, most recently from his “retirement” home in Thailand. He has written nearly a dozen books and dozens of training modules and articles on marine superintendency, ship surveying, ..
Last week we looked at mistakes – mistakes from lenders in Singapore to Swiber and KrisEnergy (here), and a terrible error of judgement that led to the capsizing and sinking of the liftboat Seacor Power with the the loss of thirteen lives in the Gulf of Mexico last month (here). Further developments in Seacor Power ..
An excellent video popped up on social media recently, showing a tug using indirect towing to assist a ship along a channel. The tug’s master was carefully controlling the heel angle, but for a time it was fairly obvious they were pushing the limits to see how much heel they could generate. They held the tug with more ..
The passenger vessel sector, in most of its iterations, seems to be making steady progress. After a long quiet period of at least fifteen years until about 2018, things have lifted and increasing numbers of ferries, cruise ships, and tourist boats are being ordered and delivered globally. These new ships and boats are being ..
WORK BOAT WORLD: Crowley Maritime Corporation has promoted senior executive Dan Warner to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Warner will oversee Crowley’s treasury, tax, controllership, procurement, internal audit, and financial planning and analysis functions. He is based in Jacksonville, Florida, and reports to ..
The passenger vessel sector, in most of its iterations, seems to be making steady progress. After a long quiet period of at least fifteen years until about 2018, things h ..
The National Infrastructure Development Company (NIDCO), a government-owned infrastructure and transport services provider in Trinidad and Tobago, recently welcomed a new ..
Bremerton, Washington-based ferry operator Kitsap Transit recently took delivery of the first of two new 255-passenger catamaran vessels in a series from Nichols Brothers ..