Russian government to invest RUB2 billion in upgrade of local shipyard

Onega Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Plant

The Russian federal government will invest RUB2 billion (US$22 million) for the modernisation of local shipbuilder Onega Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Plant in Karelia. The upgrade works will entail the construction of new facilities and the replacement of some of the yard’s existing industrial...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/tugs/harbour-tugs-and-operation/russian-government-to-invest-rub2-billion-in-upgrade-of-local-shipyard/

VESSEL REVIEW | Spirit – Versatile pilot boat for South Australia port operator

Spirit, a new pilot boat delivered to Australia's Flinders Ports by Hart Marine

South Australian port operator Flinders Ports has expanded its fleet of harbour services vessels with the recent acquisition of a newbuild pilot boat constructed by Hart Marine in the neighbouring state of Victoria. Spirit is the first in a series of three pilot boats ordered by Flinders Ports from...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/pilotage/vessel-review-spirit-versatile-pilot-boat-for-south-australia-port-operator/

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...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/specialised-fields/marine-research-and-training/opinion-dont-overestimate-chinas-ambitions-in-the-arctic/

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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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ship-world/dry-cargo-world/shipowner-master-convicted-in-australia-over-vessel-boarding-mishap-leading-to-serious-injury/

AWARDS 2023 | Best RIB Pilot Boat – Aldebaran – Naiad Design (Whiskey Project Group)

Best RIB Pilot Boat – Aldebaran – Naiad Design (Whiskey Project Group) New Zealand-based Naiad Design (part of the Whiskey Project Group) is renowned globally for its, usually, aluminium-hulled rigid inflatable boats that are used for patrol, rescue, assault, tourist and pilotage, among other...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/small-craft-world/pilot-boat-operation/awards-2023-best-rib-pilot-boat-aldebaran-naiad-design-whiskey-project-group/

Polish pilotage operator orders third boat in series

Polish pilotage operator Gdansk Pilot has placed an order for a third boat in a series to be built by the same company. Construction of the 16-metre vessel will commence this year. Delivery is scheduled for the spring of 2025. Like its earlier sisters, the new boat will have self-righting ability,...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/small-craft-world/pilot-boat-operation/polish-pilotage-operator-orders-third-boat-in-series/

Alaska-based naval architecture firm to be under new ownership

The Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle, Washington, has entered into a strategic partnership with Anchorage, Alaska-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Coastwise Corporation wherein the latter will become a new division under EBDG. Coastwise Corporation has been rebranded as Coastwise Engineering. This division will continue to provide superior naval architecture services to […]

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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/passenger-vessel-world/ferries/alaska-based-naval-architecture-firm-to-be-under-new-ownership/

UK’s Forth Ports orders pilot boat pair

UK port operator Forth Ports has placed an order for two new pilot boats to join its fleet working on the Rivers Forth and Tay. The vessels will be built by Holyhead Marine Services in Wales and are scheduled for delivery in 2025. These will become the sixth and seventh boats to join Forth Ports’...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/small-craft-world/pilot-boat-operation/uks-forth-ports-orders-pilot-boat-pair/

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