Our regular focus on the global maritime security sector once again includes reviews of some of the versatile vessels in this sector that are entering service across a broad geographical scope. From the rivers of Siberia to the tropical coastal waters of the Philippines, from the busy cities and towns of Western Europe to the vast region that is the Persian Gulf, naval and maritime law enforcement vessels are continually proving their value.
Assault Craft • Interceptors • Patrol • Police • Coast Guard • Naval
Various agencies are again represented in the lineup of reviewed vessels. We look at different vessel types such as fast inflatable police boats, army watercraft, a supply vessel, and even a stealth warship for an East Asian naval operator. There are also our regular news roundups covering maritime security vessels as well as those in the related emergency services sector.
Readers are assured that Baird Maritime will continue to maintain a close watch on this vital and continually expanding sector, particularly the highly capable vessels within this sector.
- Maroni – New coastal patrol craft for France’s Maritime Gendarmerie
- Damsah – Second corvette in series delivered to Qatari Emiri Navy
- Kuursi – Australian Army watercraft to support border protection operations
- Italian financial police acquires interceptor RIB
- Kada – Nigerian Navy expands amphibious capability with new landing ship
- Argus 22 – Antwerp Police’s new fast response craft
- Taimur – Chinese-built missile frigate for Pakistan Navy
- PT88 – Singapore Police Force introduces new patrol boat series
- Sapfir – New patrol boat to operate in Siberia’s inland waters
- Aluminium response craft for Indiana’s Jeffersonville Police
- Mogami – Japanese frigate boasts stealth capability and advanced sensors
- John Lewis – Lead ship of new US Navy replenishment oiler class
- Nestor Acero – Philippine Navy welcomes missile-capable attack boats into service
Features and Opinion:
– “This latest agreement is an important development, as well as an opportunity to foster mutual trust and avoid future tension along the maritime border between the two countries.”
– by Aristyo Rizka Darmawan, lecturer and senior researcher at the Center for Sustainable Ocean Policy at the Faculty of Law University of Indonesia
News, Book Reviews and Gear:
- Emergency Service Vessel News Roundup | October 21 – UK police boats, Romanian fire and rescue vessels and more
- Caribbean anti-crime mission for British naval auxiliary ship
- Severe winds led to fatal capsizing of liftboat Seacor Power off Louisiana
- Tug and Salvage Vessel News Roundup | October 18 – Deliveries to Scotland and Kuwait, electric-powered newbuildings for Canada, US Navy salvage vessel construction
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | October 14 – Australian and Pakistani patrol vessels, Polish frigates and minehunting AUVs, Indian Navy dive boats
- Global piracy at lowest levels since 1992
- BOOK REVIEW | Innovating Victory: Naval Technology in Three Wars
- Over 100 rescued after ferry runs aground in southern Philippines
- Emergency Service Vessel News Roundup | October 11 – Norwegian police RIB, Belgian SAR boat and US response vessels
Recent Important Features:
– “The maritime waters between India and northern Australia are an area of mutual interest to both countries, being a gateway to the Indian Ocean region.”
– by Sarosh Bana, executive editor of Business India and the regional editor for the Asia–Pacific of Naval Forces
Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!
Call for content!
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- Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the maritime security vessel sector
- Interviews – Owners, operators, water police, navies, coast guards etc.
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- Other – Any other relevant news
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