Focus on Maritime Security
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.
- Chang – Helicopter-capable landing ship for Royal Thai Navy
- Lilibet – New fisheries patrol boat for Falkland Islands’ waters
- Panah – Indonesian Navy acquires two locally-built fast attack craft
- Haixun 08 – Survey and patrol ship to operate in Chinese offshore waters
Features and Opinion:
– “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:
- US Navy prevents Iranian forces from seizing two merchant ships in Gulf of Oman
- Two killed in firefighting response on burning vehicle carrier in Port Newark, New Jersey
- Two pirate attacks occur in same day in Cameroon waters
- Australian government establishes submarine procurement office
- Tug and Salvage Vessel News Roundup | July 4 – US newbuilding orders, Russian response tug launch and Dutch-designed electric workboat range
- Who’s Who: Maritime Movements for May/June 2023
- US Navy aircraft carrier suffers second onboard fire in months
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | June 29 – US Navy destroyers, Italian Navy support ship and more
- Research and Training Vessel News Roundup | June 28 – Russian refit and newbuild, Indian Navy survey ship and Chinese archaeological vessel
- US Coast Guard convenes Marine Board of Investigation into loss of Titan submersible
Recent Important Features:
– “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
– “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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