The latest string of recently awarded and ongoing projects in the offshore sector covers mostly activities in support of wind farm installation. For the moment, the activity is concentrated in Europe and in the Far East. Meanwhile, in the oil and gas segment, new projects are in the pipeline offshore Australia and ..
This is a fascinating, thought-provoking, and well-written book. Containing elements of psychology, history, law, naval tradition and humanity, it is an excellent illustration of how totalitarian states ultimately consume themselves. Oskar Kusch was a bright, adventurous, decent and principled upper-middle class boy who was ..
Twin Disc Group subsidiary Veth Propulsion recently unveiled plans to explore further opportunities in maritime markets in the Pacific region. The company said it hopes to increase its share in these markets through enhancing collaboration with local designers and shipbuilders in delivering vessels that can operate ..
Holland’s Glorie is a novel published in 1940 by the Dutch writer Jan de Hartog. The novel glorified the life of the pre-war salvage master. In English, it was published as Captain Jan (here). It was the literary sensation of the 1940s, selling hundreds of thousands of copies, and it is the foundation on which the glamour ..
The requirement for maritime security, or patrol, search and rescue, vessels seems to grow inexorably. Who would have thought that the global boom that commenced in response to the 9/11 Saudi terrorist attacks on New York would continue for twenty years? Of course, it was not just terrorists who drove the boom. Piracy also ..
The global warming/climate change scare is certainly having a very significant effect on the overall maritime market and not least with respect to marine engines and propulsion systems. Even without the scare, it was becoming obvious to all thinking mariners that the world needs to care for our environment much, much ..
The requirement for maritime security, or patrol, search and rescue, vessels seems to grow inexorably. Who would have thought that the global boom that commenced in respo ..
Deltamarin has been selected to design a new series of car carriers for Norway’s Höegh Autoliners. Deltamarin said the vessels will each be capable of transporting ..
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has cut the first steel to be used for the hull of the future US Coast Guard cutter Friedman. The ..