VESSEL REVIEW | MinRes Coolibah – Transhipping barges to support Western Australia iron ore trade

MinRes Airlie, a new transhipper barge delivered to Australia mining company Mineral Resources

Western Australia-based mining company Mineral Resources (MinRes) has taken delivery of two transhippment barges for transporting iron ore from shore to larger cargo ships off the coast. The vessels, which have been named MinRes Coolibah and MinRes Airlie, were built by COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry of China with design work done by MinRes in collaboration […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | Yaragada – Rescue boat to be deployed off South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula

Yaragada, a new rescue boat delivered to the South Australian State Emergency Service

The South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES) recently placed a new locally built search and rescue (SAR) boat into service. Built by Lonsdale-based manufacturer Nautic Star, the purpose-designed and built vessel has been named Yaragada. The new vessel replaces another that was deemed to...

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OPINION | Australia sees the West Philippine Sea in the South China Sea

Lieutenant Vincent Bornaghi conducts an officer of the watch manoeuvres exercise from the bridge wing of HMAS Toowoomba with the Philippine Navy patrol ship BRP Gregorio del Pilar as part of the regional presence deployment on November 26, 2023.

In the “differ where we must” dimension of dealing with China, Australia is wielding a new nomenclature stick (or schtick?). Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles talks about the “West Philippine Sea”, not just the “South China Sea”. Kicking away some of the dashes in China’s...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ausmarine/ausmarine-maritime-security/opinion-australia-sees-the-west-philippine-sea-in-the-south-china-sea/

VESSEL REVIEW | Djildjit Kaartadjiny – Compact, long-endurance boat for marine research in Western Australia’s waters

Djildjit Kaartadjiny, a new research boat delivered to the Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

The Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) recently took delivery of a new vessel to be used for fisheries research. Built to a design by Southerly Designs, the vessel has been named Djildjit Kaartadjiny and replaces the DPIRD’s earlier research vessel George Cassels, which is no longer operational. The new boat […]

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OPINION | Hanwha Ocean buying Austal would probably suit the United States

The US Navy littoral combat ship USS Oakland, which was built by Austal USA

It looks like the United States has changed Australia’s mind. In April, the Australians doubted private shipbuilder Austal could be sold to South Korea’s Hanwha Ocean, but now they have no concerns. The most likely explanation is that Australia at first worried about what the US would think but...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ausmarine/ausmarine-maritime-security/opinion-hanwha-ocean-buying-austal-would-probably-suit-the-united-states/

OPINION | The facts about Australia’s nuclear submarine program

The US Navy Los Angeles-class submarine USS Annapolis arriving alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia, March 10, 2024

Australia’s planned acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines is undoubtedly ambitious and risky, but the frequent negativity among Australian commentators is detached from the reality of the success to date of the plan’s progress and the wider strategic reasons for the project. More than a year...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ausmarine/ausmarine-maritime-security/opinion-the-facts-about-australias-nuclear-submarine-program/

OPINION | How the Collins submarine fleet went from near zero to hero

Four Collins-class submarines in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia

For most of the past decade, Australia’s six Collins-class submarines have provided the nation with a fine underwater warfare capability. As the Collins-class is designed to meet operational requirements beyond the capabilities of other conventional submarines, the government of the day has been...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ausmarine/ausmarine-maritime-security/opinion-how-the-collins-submarine-fleet-went-from-near-zero-to-hero/

VESSEL REVIEW | Deutrom – Versatile response RIB for Australia’s Northern Territory Police

Deutrom, a new patrol boat acquired by Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Australia’s Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services recently took delivery of a new fast patrol RIB designed by Southerly Designs. Deutrom was purpose designed, built, and equipped for police operations requiring very high speed and the ability to carry multiple personnel. Registered to category 2C survey, the vessel will operate within coastal areas of […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Angel – Firefighting and rescue landing craft delivered to Thai marina operator

Ocean Angel, a new marina support workboat delivered to Ocean Marina Jomtien in Thailand

Ocean Marina Jomtien, a marina resort complex based in eastern Thailand’s Chonburi province, has taken delivery of a new aluminium workboat built by Thai/Australian shipbuilder SeaCat Ships. Named Ocean Angel, the craft will be used on duties such as towing, firefighting, sewage pump-out, search and rescue (SAR), buoy and marker handling, and general support for […]

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