Focus on Maritime Security
This week, we look at some of the newest vessels entering service with various defence and security operators around the world. Our lineup includes support vessels for US and French operators but is otherwise dominated by patrol and surveillance assets for both naval and non-naval users from Africa and the Middle East to more temperate regions in Western Europe and North America.
Assault Craft • Interceptors • Patrol • Police • Coast Guard • Naval
The designs also cover a broad selection, from conventional-hulled ships best suited for the open sea to smaller inflatable craft versatile enough to also be deployed in inland waterways.
The maritime security sector continues to provide opportunities for innovation as regards vessel design and construction, and readers of Baird Maritime will be assured that these developments are adequately covered.
- Esperance – Israeli yard supplies new patrol vessel to Ivorian military
- Jacques Chevallier – Large-capacity fleet support ship for French Navy
- Response RIB delivered to Texas Highway Patrol
- Auguste Benebig – Versatile French Navy patrol ship to operate out of New Caledonia
- SSG Elroy F. Wells – First unit in new landing craft series for US Army
- Bir Hakeim – Fast interceptor for French Navy’s infantry force
- New series of 12m RIBs for Norwegian Police
- New lake patrol craft for US Army Corps of Engineers
- Enforcement boats enter service with Ivorian port authority
- 086 & 088 – Fast coastal patrol boats for Royal Saudi Naval Forces
- Tamoya II – Compact catamaran workboat to support Great Barrier Reef preservation efforts
- Marlin – Turkish multi-role USV for coastal and offshore naval use
- Apalachicola – US Navy fast transport fitted with autonomous navigation systems
- Anadolu – Locally-built helicopter carrier delivered to Turkish Navy
- Fast, durable patrol boat for Australia’s Queensland Police
News and Gear:
- Marine Propulsion News Roundup | April 14 – Battery-powered Scottish ferries, generators for future US Navy frigates and more
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | April 13 – Philippine, UK and Thai naval surface ships plus a new berthing barge for the US Navy
- Beijing carries out calibrated air and sea operations off Taiwan
- Pirate attack reported on tanker off Abidjan, Ivory Coast
- BOOK REVIEW | U.S. Pacific Islanders and the Sea: A History of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (1976 – 2020)
- Unsuccessful pirate attack reported on tanker in Gulf of Guinea
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | March 31 – A Bulgarian police boat, US Navy support ships, and future surface combatants for Singapore
- Two ex-US Navy patrol ships transferred to Philippines
- Five dead in ferry fire in southern Philippines
Recent Important Features:
– “There is little doubt that in engaging in trilateral exercises with two of America’s most implacable foes, Beijing was sending a strong message to Washington.”
– by Trevor Hollingsbee, former UK Royal Navy officer and Baird Maritime‘s resident maritime security expert and columnist
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 security sectors? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and April 14), so we can add it to this current edition of Maritime Security Week!
We are after:
- 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.
- Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the maritime security world? (example here)
- Other – Any other relevant news
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