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FEATURE: Mariola - Designed and built by fishermen for fishermen

  Tom Aliotti’s new Bristol Bay gillnetter Mariola did 36 knots on sea trials. Asked the secret of getting that speed, he replied, “I’m not...

Is CITES failing humanity?

Two meetings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will always be memorable to me because...

South China Sea – PCA announces ruling

On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague delivered its long-awaited verdict on China’s claims to sovereignty over...

The Benham Rise – The newest jewel in the Philippines’ crown

Sitting beneath the waters of the Philippine Sea, approximately 250 kilometres east of the Northern Philippine provinces of Isabela and Aurora, is the...

‘Brexit’ case founders on uncertain future

The votes of British fishermen are unlikely to sway the UK’s referendum result one way or the other, but their oft­voiced plight is a test case...

EU naval force facing “impossible challenge”

Three ISIS boats attack Libyan port

Maritime sector must absorb balance sheet implications of new lease accounting standard

Containership growth outpaces throughput for fourth year in a row

Shipping to remain volatile and indispensable in 2016

Drewry predicts breakbulk market slowdown in 2016

World Shipping Council’s Koch predicts a very challenging 2016

The war on ISIS — naval aspects

Will carriers learn from the mistakes of 2009?

Demand for smaller ships still strong

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Electrified

Is there a place for a battery powered workboat? My thinking for this question comes from observing two particular types of vessels and why I think they’re...

Making it easier to be good

By MICHAEL GREY MBE There would have been a few ripples right across the maritime world at the news a few weeks ago that Princess Cruises had been fined...

Under the seas

Two pieces of news over the past month or so got me thinking about the use of underwater research labs. The first was the news out of China that the...

The generation game

By MICHAEL GREY MBE Early in my journalistic career, I became the maritime editor for a new weekly magazine, which was called Speed & Power, designed...

Who will be the maritime disruptor?

With reservations for the new “Tesla Model 3” hitting 375,000 vehicles, it is fair to say that Elon Musk has been rather successful in his disruption...

Spotlight on manpower

“How do you say?”

Who will be the maritime disruptor?

What’s in a name?

Fishing for metal

Lessons in scale economics

Click to build

Don’t shoot the designer!

Strange local customs

Buyer beware

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Record low ferry fatality figure

Workboat World Editorial - February 2017 Our preliminary figure for passenger vessel fatalities in 2016 has come out at an estimated 550 deaths. It...

Record low ferry fatality figure

Workboat World Editorial - February 2017 Our preliminary figure for passenger vessel fatalities in 2016 has come out at an estimated 550 deaths. It...

Do you depend on the sea? Don’t miss SOS.

Ausmarine Editorial - September 2016 I do apologise for running two promotions for conferences with which I am connected in two consecutive months...

Do you depend on the sea? Don’t miss SOS.

Work Boat World Editorial - September 2016 I do apologise for running two promotions for conferences with which I am connected in two consecutive...

Some encouraging news

 AUSMARINE - EDITORIAL JULY 2016 The last couple of months have seen some good and encouraging news coming through for the maritime industry. The...

Expanding the commuter ferry market

Advances in maritime security vessels

Expanding the commuter ferry market

Fishing sector revival – Beware booms and bureaucrats!

Has the OSV market bottomed?

Only a piece of white paper

Fishing sector revival – Beware a boom!

Terrific tour boats have local and global potential

Passenger vessel accidents are preventable

Australia’s too few truly “maritime” museums

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Regulatory re-write

FROM: Roger Timms Dear Sirs Those readers with an interest in the regulation of the Australian maritime industry may know that the Commonwealth Department...

Barrier Reef conflict of interest controversy continues

The following letter was written by Dr Russell Reichelt, the Chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australia, in response to a letter...

GBRMPA non-response to research misconduct allegations: An open letter

FROM: Walter Starck, Ph.D, TO: Peter Garrett, Australian Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts. Dear Minister Garrett, I bring...

Oil floats, corals do not

FROM: Bill Izard, Prawn fisherman, Cairns, Australia SIR: RE: ‘Shen Neng 1’ uproar surrounding oil spill damage to corals Oil floats, corals...

Conned by misinformation

FROM: Glenn Winsen, Queensland, Australia SIR: The issue of the grounding of the cargo vessel ‘Shen Neng 1’ has been blown out of all proportion...

Bad management and high costs: An open letter to the Hon. Tony Burke, Australian Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Canberra

An open letter to the Chairman of Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

An open letter to the editor: Japan's Doha role misrepresented

InterManager disappointed: Seafarer criminalisation continues

Open letter to Australia's Minister of Fisheries

In response to letter by Michael Miriklis

Farmers and fishermen are expendable

Open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia

Iceland applies to the EU

Politics, environmentalism and science in today’s society