Welcome to Maritime Security Week!

Welcome to Maritime Security Week!

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It’s everything maritime security this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, features and opinion pieces covering all aspects of the global maritime security sectors.

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

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!


The maritime security sector takes off

– World awakens to the reality of increased security challenges

– by Neil Baird, co-Founder, Baird Maritime

Maritime security vessel market sees growth and innovation

– The maintenance of maritime security is being given increased priority by many governments

– by Trevor Hollingsbee, maritime security expert and columnist

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

REMINISCENCES | The amazing adventures of HMAS Jeparit

– “The navy ratings had very good contacts in Vietnam with their friends in the conflict, and a lucrative trade in firearms developed”

– by Kent Stewart, Founder, Maritime Engineers

Maritime piracy incidents down in Q3 2019

– Overall, the 2019 incidents include 95 vessels boarded, 10 vessels fired upon, 10 attempted attacks, and four vessels hijacked

Time to rethink the concept of coastal defence?

– How the various coastal authorities are preparing for more difficult conditions along the coast

– by Allan McDougall, Chief Learning Officer, International Association of Maritime Security Professionals

INTERVIEW | Subsea Craft’s new stealthy diver delivery craft concept

– Long-range diver insertion craft is currently under construction for a 2020 demonstrator model release

China’s navy is making friends in Dili

– “The young nation, on half an island just 720 kilometres from Darwin, has asked China to help train its navy”

– by Mark Dodd, former East Timor foreign corespondent

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

China upgrading its amphibious warfare fleet

– Late September 2019 saw the launch of a 40,000-tonne, 235-metre Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) for the PLAN

– by Trevor Hollingsbee, maritime security expert and columnist

Indonesia’s maritime strategy: what’s been achieved?

– Indonesia seeks to secure its wider maritime interests by capitalising on the state’s unique crossroads position between two oceans and two regions

– by Peter Chalk, subject matter expert on maritime security with the Center for Civil Military Relations at the Naval Postgraduate School in the United States

The rise of the Southeast Asian coast guards

– The last 20 years have seen an exponential growth in coast guard services in Southeast Asia

– by Trevor Hollingsbee, 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 November 1), 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 passenger 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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Alex Baird

Alex Baird is the Managing Director of Baird Maritime