“Nobody fits an open loop scrubber on their ship to clean the environment”. These are the words of legendary US based Norwegian ship financier, Morten Arntzen. Morten Arntzen is probably one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in world shipping. This cynical statement could almost be followed by, “It’s ..
For most of the last century Australia was involved in war. In the two world wars alone, Australia committed over forty merchant ships as troop carriers, hospital ships and armed merchantmen. Censorship kept the public in the dark and no-one knows the exact number of seafarers’ lives that were lost. Nor do the majority of ..
“Sail the Derwent Highway” is the catchphrase promoting a ferry service for the waterways of Australia’s southernmost state capital, Hobart. A first draft proposal by Incat founder Robert Clifford challenges people to think of the waterway as a roadway that already exists, the equivalent of a bus route on water. All ..
Fixed-wing aircraft carriers, and nuclear-powered submarines are generally seen as the capital ships of today, and are the yardsticks against which navies’ capabilities are measured. They are, though, just two parts of the big-ticket triumvirate at the core of contemporary naval power. Much less is heard about the third ..
Italy’s Nautica Store has had a busy 2019 with refits and newbuilds galore. A little less than a year after the move to a new production site in Torre Annunziata, Naples, with more than 20,000 square metres, including 9,000 covered, the large spaces now available to Salvatore Gambardella’s team are busy with the ..
As technology improves the efficiency and catching power of commercial fishing vessels, the results can affect fish stocks. To maintain a reasonable distribution of the total allowable catch (TAC) national regulators have tried a number of different approaches. When licensing designed to limit the fleet size was introduced ..
“Nobody fits an open loop scrubber on their ship to clean the environment”. These are the words of legendary US based Norwegian ship financier, Morten Arntzen. Morten ..
Two Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Protector-class inshore patrol vessels, HMNZS Rotoiti and HMNZS Pukaki, were decommissioned at a formal ceremony at Devonport Naval Base ..