OPINION | Don’t overestimate China’s ambitions in the Arctic

The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long 2 somewhere in the Arctic

Western analysts risk overestimating China’s emergence as an Arctic power, spurred by fears that they initially neglected the reappearance of the Arctic as a theatre for strategic competition. Contrary to such alarmist views, Beijing is in fact far more constrained in the region, mainly because of...


OPINION | Between them, Australia, France and India can watch the Indian Ocean

The runway at Cocos Keeling Islands taken from a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft, November 10, 2016

Australia, France, and India ought to be cooperating more closely in the surveillance of the Indian Ocean through their valuably located islands, enhancing the awareness of each of country without additional cost. They should first share information that they’re already collecting, then move as...


Who’s Who: Maritime Movements for March/April 2024

WORK BOAT WORLD: Dennis Tetzlaff will take over as the new Chief Operating Officer Fleet of Stena Line in addition to becoming part of the group’s management team. Tetzlaff worked in various professions within the shipping and cruise industry over the past two decades. Most recently, he comes from...


Russian Navy’s newest helicopter training vessel floated out

The future Russian Navy training vessel Nikolai Kamov

A new training vessel ordered by the Russian Navy was launched into the water for the first time on Friday, April 26. The future Nikolai Kamov is the sole example of the Project 14400 series of training vessels. Named after aircraft designer Nikolai Ilyich Kamov, it will be used primarily to help...


REMINISCENCES | Frank Goto and the United Fishing Agency

Tuna being auctioned at a fish market in Honolulu, Hawaii

The United Fishing Agency is one of the best things that has ever happened to Hawaii’s seafood industry. It is also one of the best things that ever happened to me. Without doubt it completed my education in ichthyology and marine biology. Not only that, it was indirectly responsible insert for me...


Northern Ireland science institute selects Spanish yard to build future research vessel

Rendering of a new research vessel ordered by Northern Ireland's Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) of Belfast, Northern Ireland, has awarded Spanish shipbuilder Armon a contract for the construction of a new vessel to be used for fishery and oceanographic research. The vessel will be designed by Skipsteknisk to meet the strict underwater noise...


Australian-Singaporean partnership to study emissions reduction measures for shipping

Ships in the Singapore Strait

The Australian government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have initiated a bilateral program designed to assist the Australian and Singaporean maritime and port sectors in significantly reducing their carbon emissions. The Australia-Singapore Initiative on Low-Emissions Technologies for Maritime and Port Operations (ASLET) will support […]

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US marine robotics firm unveils multi-role USV

Rendering of Selkie 7, Sea Machines Robotics' new seven-metre, multi-role USV

US marine robotics company Sea Machines Robotics has unveiled a new model of unmanned surface vehicle (USV) capable of operating in various industries. The 22.9-foot (seven-metre) craft is fitted with Sea Machines’ proprietary autonomous command and control system and can be used for duties...


California institute orders new research vessel

The California State Polytechnic University at Humboldt (Cal Poly Humboldt) has placed an order for a new research vessel for use by its marine sciences program. The vessel will be a semi-displacement aluminium catamaran developed by Teknicraft Design of Auckland, New Zealand. The vessel will be...


Research and patrol catamaran delivered to Thai Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

A new 25-metre research catamaran delivered to Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has taken delivery of a new catamaran research vessel built by compatriot shipyard Seacrest Marine. The 25-metre aluminium catamaran has a range of features and equipment to help its crew monitor and protect sensitive coastal areas while...


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