Focus on Maritime Security

Focus on Maritime Security

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We at Baird Maritime once again take a closer look at the maritime security sector, particularly the remarkable vessels within this sector. All but one of the five vessels reviewed this week were built and will be operated in Asia, indicating that this region continues to deliver viable solutions to defence and security users.

Assault Craft • Interceptors • Patrol • Police • Coast Guard • Naval

Our lineup of reviewed vessels include three surface combatants for the Thai and Indonesian navies, a multi-role patrol vessel for a Chinese maritime law enforcement agency, and a fisheries protection boat for the Falkland Islands. All five vessels are well-built and will no doubt provide adequate service in their respective areas of operation.

Continue to visit Baird Maritime over the coming days for the latest vessel deliveries and other notable developments happening in global maritime security.

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

OPINION | Indian aircraft visit Cocos Islands as Australia strengthens its maritime security network

– “This is an important step in building an Indian Ocean coalition that, while consistent with US interests, doesn’t necessarily rely on US capacity or capability.”

– by Dr David Brewster, Distinguished Research Fellow with the Australia India Institute, and Samuel Bashfield, research officer with the Australia India Institute’s defence program

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

OPINION | To balance the Quad equation, India and Australia must drive an “Indo” focus

– “The aim should be to bring the ‘Indo’ and the ‘Pacific’ closer together.”

– by Radhey Tambi, research associate at Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi

COLUMN | Taiwan’s navy being upgraded to respond to possible attack by China [Naval Gazing]

– “Taiwan is increasingly well-equipped to respond to any attack by the People’s Republic of China, but there is little doubt that its long-term survival would depend heavily upon US support.

– 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 July 7), 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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