COLUMN | The demise of Diamond Offshore: Lessons for the future [Offshore Accounts]

Last week saw Noble Corporation cement its place as the great consolidator in the offshore drilling industry recovery. Seven days ago, Noble announced that it was buying Diamond Offshore Drilling in a stock plus cash transaction valuing the company at around US$1.6 billion, a deal unanimously...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-the-demise-of-diamond-offshore-lessons-for-the-future-offshore-accounts/

OPINION | Halfway, right: Australia’s approach to the Indian Ocean

Ships of the Indian, Indonesian, and Royal Australian Navies during manoeuvres in the Indian Ocean, September 21, 2023

The waters of the Indian Ocean lap on the shores of Western Australia all the way across to Africa. But how far Australia’s defence and foreign policy interests extend into this vast watery expanse is a live debate. The “Indo-Pacific”, at least as Australia conceives this area, drives a...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ausmarine/ausmarine-maritime-security/opinion-halfway-right-australias-approach-to-the-indian-ocean/

COLUMN | Failing flag states, abandoned crew and piffle from Palau [Offshore Accounts]

This week, I want to look at how the shipping industry can overcome some of its biggest challenges – not greenhouse gases and climate change, nor sexism and homophobia, but the problems of abandoned crews, excessively long tours of duty, and the low safety standards that bedevil the wider maritime...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-failing-flag-states-abandoned-crew-and-piffle-from-palau-offshore-accounts/

AWARDS 2023 | Best Amphibious Craft – CRC Walrus – Diverse Marine

Best Amphibious Craft – CRC Walrus – Diverse Marine Isle of Wight-based Diverse Marine is both innovative and versatile as this interesting craft very clearly shows. Built to work in the very tidal waters of the UK North Sea it has been designed to operate even when the tide is out. The 12-metre...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/vessels-rigs/crewboats/awards-2023-best-amphibious-craft-crc-walrus-diverse-marine/

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/

AWARDS 2023 | Best Small SAR Boat – CVLS 45-01 – Diverse Marine

Best Small SAR Boat – CVLS 45-01 – Diverse Marine Built for the Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service to operate off England’s bleak east coast, this fast, aluminium, self-righting rigid inflatable boat is a fine example of the work of south-coast builder Diverse Marine. The builder has been refining...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/emergency-services/search-and-rescue/awards-2023-best-small-sar-boat-cvls-45-01-diverse-marine/

COLUMN | Augustus Gloop in wind? Cadeler; Integrated Wind Solutions and Sumitomo; North Star newbuild [Offshore Accounts]

The order book for the wind sector just continues getting larger and larger, even as companies continue not to make much money. Wind is the Augustus Gloop segment of offshore, gorged on investment, like the character in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but liable to fall into a...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-augustus-gloop-in-wind-cadeler-integrated-wind-solutions-and-sumitomo-north-star-newbuild-offshore-accounts/

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