Since the offshore market was plunged into crisis in late 2014, the industry has battled to survive. Hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs, hundreds of vessels have been laid up, and ships built as recently as 2005 have been scrapped. Industry leaders like Tidewater and Gulfmark have entered Chapter 11 to restructure ..
On the First Day of Christmas, my true love (the Ministry of Transport in Singapore) didn’t give to me….one missing accident report into the sinking of the liftboat Teras Lyza. Look on the website for Singaporean Marine Safety Investigation Reports here and you find nothing….not a single publicly available report into ..
Amid simmering regional tensions, multi-national warship activity in and around the Strait of Hormuz continues to intensify. Much media reporting has been poorly researched, and confusing, however, so what, exactly, is going on? This article endeavours to give some clarification. Since July 2019, Washington has been ..
It’s everything offshore this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, features and opinion pieces covering all aspects of the global offshore oil and gas industry. OSVs • Exploration • Extraction • Processing • Construction • ..
The past decade has been a tumultuous time for the offshore service vessel (OSV) sector. Prior to that, it experienced a boom decade that resulted in massive over-building of ships combined with inevitably equally massive over-borrowing. Those two factors, in particular, have led to the parlous state the sector now finds ..
Naval architecture is arguably one of the world’s oldest professions. There is ample evidence of it existing for more than five millennia! And, like many other professions, even, perhaps, the oldest, it has always combined the best of science and art. As the maritime world transformed from sails and galley slaves through ..
It’s everything naval architecture this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, ..
Welsh shipbuilder Mainstay Marine Solutions has delivered a new livestock carrier to the Northern Ireland headquarters of the charitable organisation Royal Society for ..
Dredge Yard has received an order for a customised cutter suction dredger (CSD) from Western Potash Corporation (WPC), a development stage potash company based in Canada. ..