• POLLUTION CONTROL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Spanish-built oil spill response boats to serve Panama Canal

    VESSEL REVIEW | Spanish-built oil spill response boats to serve Panama Canal

  • TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Selene & Helios – Ice-capable workhorses for Finnish Baltic Sea operator

    VESSEL REVIEW | Selene & Helios – Ice-capable workhorses for Finnish Baltic Sea operator

  • TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK
    COLUMN | Batteries are back in the news [Tug Times]

    COLUMN | Batteries are back in the news [Tug Times]

  • POLLUTION CONTROL WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | KOC Al Zour – Kuwait Oil Company adds 60m oil recovery vessel to fleet

    VESSEL REVIEW | KOC Al Zour – Kuwait Oil Company adds 60m oil recovery vessel to fleet

  • TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Svitzer North – Highly manoeuvrable escort tug for Australia’s Port of Geraldton

    VESSEL REVIEW | Svitzer North – Highly manoeuvrable escort tug for Australia’s Port of Geraldton

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Spanish-built oil spill response boats to serve Panama Canal
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Selene & Helios – Ice-capable workhorses for Finnish Baltic Sea operator
  • COLUMN | Batteries are back in the news [Tug Times]
  • VESSEL REVIEW | KOC Al Zour – Kuwait Oil Company adds 60m oil recovery vessel to fleet
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Svitzer North – Highly manoeuvrable escort tug for Australia’s Port of Geraldton
TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK
COLUMN | Batteries are back in the news [Tug Times]

COLUMN | Batteries are back in the news [Tug Times]

By Alan Loynd

In recent weeks there have been a number of reports of new electronic propulsion systems and designs for tugs, so it seems like a good time for another look at battery-powered propulsion. I was always sceptical about batteries for use on tugs in very busy ports, because nobody could assure me that they would have sufficient ..

TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK
BOOK REVIEW | All at Sea: A Memoir

BOOK REVIEW | All at Sea: A Memoir

By Neil Baird

This is a delightful, whimsical, enlightening and instructive book by our renowned and widely respected columnist Alan Loynd. It is very well worth reading by anyone in the maritime industry and beyond. Alan was a young Devon lad with, self-admittedly, no particular talents or ambitions, who ran away to sea at age fifteen ..

LETTERS | More memories of the North Esk wheat run in the 1970s

LETTERS | More memories of the North Esk wheat run in the 1970s

By Baird Maritime

I was sitting at home with a bunch of A4 photographs of all the ships I had sailed on as a young man. I thought I would write a piece on the back of each one telling of the life and times I had and I came to the North Esk. I thought I would look up the dimensions and came across your post. I was a Bucko on the North Esk as ..

COLUMN | Quick updates: Singapore DOT, Philippines MARINA and Teras Lyza; KrisEnergy and Keppel; Shell accepts climate change target change; McDermott changes management [Offshore Accounts]

COLUMN | Quick updates: Singapore DOT, Philippines MARINA and Teras Lyza; KrisEnergy and Keppel; Shell accepts climate change target change; McDermott changes management [Offshore Accounts]

By Hieronymus Bosch

As the end of the quarter nears, we give you a cool quartet of updates on stories and companies in the offshore sector. We begin with a wait of over three years. Teras Lyza – Singapore was silent On June 5, 2018, the Ezion-owned liftboat Teras Lyza turned over whilst under tow by an Ezion-owned tug. Fortunately, the ..

POLLUTION CONTROL WEEK
COLUMN | Oil on troubled waters [The Boroscope]

COLUMN | Oil on troubled waters [The Boroscope]

By Kent Stewart

The Seven Stones Reef lies between the Scilly Isles and Lands End. It’s clearly shown on navigation charts surrounded by deep water. Fifty-three years ago, a Suezmax tanker was heading for Milford Haven refinery in Wales with a cargo of 120,000 tonnes of Middle East crude. She didn’t have a full set of charts for the ..

UNITED KINGDOM WEEK
Welcome to United Kingdom Week!

Welcome to United Kingdom Week!

By Baird Maritime

The last 18 months have been challenging operationally, it is understandable to say. The effects and mechanisms of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has (by Murphy’s Law) come at the same time as the world’s coronavirus pandemic. There have been challenges faced by the whole sector regarding supply-chains ..

Welcome to Pollution Control Week!

Welcome to Pollution Control Week!

“Oil on troubled waters” is the appropriate title to Kent Stewart’s Boroscope column that leads into this month’s Pollution Control Week. He reviews the histo ..