COLUMN | A brave new world for aircraft carriers? [Naval Gazing]

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford steams the Atlantic Ocean during a simulated straits transit with the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group (GRFCSG), October 9, 2022.

Many maritime pundits these days express the view that aircraft carriers are doomed. The ships are too large, too vulnerable, and increasingly irrelevant, they say. Others, however, opine that with their long range, sustainable high speed, endurance, hitting power, and surveillance and command and...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/naval-ships/column-a-brave-new-world-for-aircraft-carriers-naval-gazing/

Companies that own and operate oil tanker plead guilty to environmental crimes in US

The oil tanker PS Dream

The US Department of Justice reports that two related companies that operated the motor tanker PS Dream – Prive Overseas Marine and Prive Shipping Denizcilik Ticaret – have pleaded guilty to conspiracy, knowingly violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), and obstruction of justice...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/tankers/companies-that-own-and-operate-oil-tanker-plead-guilty-to-environmental-crimes-in-us/

Keel laid for Turkish Navy’s third Istanbul-class frigate

Laying of the keel of the future Turkish Navy frigate TCG Izmit

Turkey’s Sedef Shipyard has laid the keel of the third Istanbul-class multi-role frigate ordered by the Turkish Navy. Like its sisters, the future TCG Izmit belongs to the MILGEM warship family developed by the Turkish government. Construction was undertaken in cooperation with technology company...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/naval-ships/keel-laid-for-turkish-navys-third-istanbul-class-frigate/

Turkish yard launches second patrol vessel in series ordered by Nigerian Navy

Turkey’s Dearsan Shipyard has floated out the second of two offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) that the company is building for the Nigerian Navy. Once completed, the OPV will have a steel hull, an aluminium superstructure, a length of 76 metres, a beam of 11 metres, a displacement of 1,100 tonnes, and...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/naval/ships-naval/turkish-yard-launches-second-patrol-vessel-in-series-ordered-by-nigerian-navy/

COLUMN | On the edge? McDermott, Petrofac, The Metals Company and Cadeler [Offshore Accounts]

Lady Gaga famously sang that she was “on the edge of glory”. This week, we look at four companies on the edge of….well, something. Let’s check in on two construction companies, a subsea mining venture, and our favourite wind turbine installer. McDermott on the edge Finally, a judge in the UK has...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/offshore-world/column-on-the-edge-mcdermott-petrofac-the-metals-company-and-cadeler-offshore-accounts/

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