VESSEL REFIT | Sentinel – Royal Australian Navy patrol boat converted into autonomous systems demonstrator

PBAT Sentinel

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has taken delivery of an autonomous surface vessel (ASV) as part of a broader project that seeks to expand the service’s autonomous systems capability. PBAT Sentinel is the former Armidale-class patrol boat ex-HMAS Maitland, which was retired from RAN service in 2022...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/unmanned-naval-systems/vessel-refit-sentinel-royal-australian-navy-patrol-boat-converted-into-autonomous-systems-demonstrator/

Ship owner and master fined after pilot ladder breaks

broken pilot ladder

Here’s another incident underscoring the importance of pilot ladder maintenance. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) reports that, acting on its behalf, he Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) has successfully prosecuted a ship’s master and shipping company, following a serious accident involving a ship’s mooring master when he was providing pilot services.

The incident occurred May 25, 2023, when the mooring master was providing pilot services on the Panama-flagged...

https://www.marinelog.com/legal/safety-and-security/ship-owner-and-master-fined-after-pilot-ladder-breaks/

Shipowner, master convicted in Australia over vessel boarding mishap leading to serious injury

The Australiam government’s Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP), on behalf of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), has successfully prosecuted a ship’s master and a shipping company following a serious accident involving a ship’s pilot on May 25, 2023. On the said date, a pilot attempting to embark the Panama-flagged general cargo ship Boshi […]

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COLUMN | Do shipping’s elites face dilution? [Grey Power]

You could argue that bad things happen to the best of us, and even a Rolls-Royce can suffer a breakdown, although perhaps not so often than the run-of-the-mill vehicle. Still, there must have been a certain amount of surprise when it was revealed that the big LNG carrier Cesi Qingdao had been...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ship-world/tanker-world/gas-tanker-world/column-do-shippings-elites-face-dilution-grey-power/

COLUMN | The Twelve Days of Christmas 2023, final edition: ten spot anchor handlers; eleven foreign vessels for Hornbeck Offshore, and the new twelve labours of Hercules Supply in China [Offshore Accounts]

Merry Christmas! On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping and so on, all the way back to that partridge in a pear tree from day one of the old festive carol. But not here, as, for the fourth year in a […]

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Emergency Service Vessel News Roundup | December 21 – Finnish patrol vessels, US-built firefighting catamaran and more

A fire department in California welcomes a response boat into service as a Finnish builder begins construction of a new class of patrol vessels for border guard use. Orders have meanwhile been placed for an emergency towing vessel that will serve outlying islands off Australia and an oil spill response craft that will serve communities […]

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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/small-craft-world/firefighting/emergency-service-vessel-news-roundup-december-21-finnish-patrol-vessels-us-built-firefighting-catamaran-and-more/

Australia bans V.Ships Greece containership

V.Ships Greece managed ship that was banned from Austrlia

Banning the Marshall Islands -flagged containership Big Lilly from Australian waters for 90 days for serious safety and maintenance issues, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) was today sharply critical of its operator, V.Ships Greece, part of V.Group, one of the world’s largest providers of third-party ship management services.

Prior to this latest banning, the 1999-built ship was detained in Melbourne, after an AMSA port state control (PSC) inspection identified serious defects...

https://www.marinelog.com/legal/safety-and-security/australia-bans-v-ships-greece-containership/

OPINION | How Australia can work with France in the western Indian Ocean

The western Indian Ocean – home to the island states of Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles and Comoros, as well as the French territories of La Reunion and Mayotte – o ..

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