Focus on Naval Architecture
As with all our previous feature weeks focusing on the naval architecture industry, our readers will get to learn more about some of the many interesting ideas that are being incorporated in new workboats and other vessels entering service around the world.
Our naval architecture feature week is also an opportunity for us to focus on unique and highly capable workboats and ships besides the tugs, ferries, fishing boats, and maritime security vessels that we regularly cover in detail. The areas of specialisation are as varied as the reviewed vessels themselves.
Design • Testing • Analysis • Software • Engineering
We are also seeing that many new vessels boast alternative low-emission propulsion systems while still offering at least similar performance and capacities as their conventionally-powered counterparts. This is especially true among small- to medium-sized workboats, but it is a delight to see this being implemented even among much larger commercial ships such as bunkering tankers and bulk carriers.
The naval architecture industry continues to showcase and demonstrate innovation, as readers of Baird Maritime will see in this week and all others that follow.
- Akari – Battery-powered bunkering ship for Japan’s Asahi Tankers
- Uncle Li – New support boat for Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
- Alice Cosulich – Italian operator adds LNG bunkering ship to fleet
- Misje Verde – Norwegian owner places hybrid electric cargo ship in service
- US builder unveils new series of compact landing craft
- FueLNG Venosa – Singapore joint venture acquires bunkering tanker
- Castalia – Electric harbour workboat for Spain’s Consulmar
- Catamaran patrol craft with AI-based navigation capability
- Vertom Cyta – Hybrid multi-purpose cargo ships to be modified for future fuels
- JFE Hakuryu – Side-loading Ro-Ro handed over to Japan’s Senba Kaiun
News and Gear:
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | October 19 – New US Navy submarine, Russian border guard boat sea trials and more
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | October 11 – A new Hellenic Navy frigate, Brazil’s first nuclear-powered submarine and more
- Offshore Vessel News Roundup | October 10 – A new Japanese installation ship, a Chinese cable transport barge and more
- Tug and Salvage Vessel News Roundup | October 4 – Brazilian towage fleet expansion, future ferry-assist tugs for New Zealand’s South Island and more
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | October 3 – Italian and Australian patrol vessels plus US Navy surface ships
Recent Important Features:
– “Common sense suggests that despite a number of catastrophic fires that have destroyed car carriers and their cargoes in recent months, it is safer to carry vehicles in a ship designed specifically for that purpose.”
– by Michael Grey, maritime industry legend and former long-term editor of Lloyd’s List
Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!
Call for content!
Any news or views about the global maritime tourism, ferry and cruise industries? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and October 27), so we can add it to this current edition of Naval Architecture Week!
We are after:
- Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the naval architecture sector
- Interviews – Owners, operators, designers, builders etc.
- Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the naval architecture world? (example here)
- Other – Any other relevant news