Best Landing Craft – Offshore – Ros Aine – Chartwell Marine Chartwell Marine is rapidly becoming known globally for its innovative and imaginative workboats. This landing craft is no exception. A multi-purpose boat, she can do amazing things. She is an all-aluminium, diesel outboard-powered landing craft with ..
Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine fleet is going to be expensive. Not only will the initial production cost run into the tens of billions, but there will be significant ongoing outlays for platform sustainment, operational use and shore-based infrastructure. Australia’s share of the cost of the “SSN ..
Best Firefighting Tug – Safi-14 – Robert Allan Ltd Yet another impressive Robert Allan Ltd design, this time for a Turkish owner. This is, at 25 metres LOA, a compact but still powerful tug offering 74 tonnes bp. As a harbour tug, its substantial FiFi capability will be of considerable value to its owner and the port ..
Many of the world’s great cities are built on rivers. Most have developed fleets of cross-river ferries, but few have developed a commuter fleet that takes people up and down river to work, sightsee, and shop. Today’s Bangkok has a state-of-the-art transportation network of buses, sky train, subway, and affordable ..
Best Davit Supplier – Vestdavit The design and construction of davits for the launching and recovery of smaller craft from motherships is a very specialised business, something of an art and a craft. Norway’s Vestdavit was established in 1975 and is now globally renowned for both its custom built and standard range of ..
After last week’s analysis of the dramatic purchase of Solstad’s fleet of 37 platform supply vessels (PSVs) by Tidewater, this week’s column deals with a drillship suffering a mooring failure – not whilst drilling on location, thankfully, but alongside at an American ship repair facility. Nobody was hurt, but the ..
Baird Maritime resumes its regular feature weeks by focusing on the steadily growing, global passenger vessel sector. We will review recently delivered large ferries in E ..
Best Landing Craft – Offshore – Ros Aine – Chartwell Marine Chartwell Marine is rapidly becoming known globally for its innovative and imaginative workboats. This l ..
Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine fleet is going to be expensive. Not only will the initial production cost run into the tens of billions, but there will be signifi ..