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  • VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska

    VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska

  • VESSEL REFIT | Terrafirma Offshore brings versatile capability to Australia’s northwest

    VESSEL REFIT | Terrafirma Offshore brings versatile capability to Australia’s northwest

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler

    VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Italian aluminium landing craft for pollution control duties

    VESSEL REVIEW | Italian aluminium landing craft for pollution control duties

  • VESSEL REVIEW | New rescue/training RIB for Australia’s east coast

    VESSEL REVIEW | New rescue/training RIB for Australia’s east coast

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska
  • VESSEL REFIT | Terrafirma Offshore brings versatile capability to Australia’s northwest
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Italian aluminium landing craft for pollution control duties
  • VESSEL REVIEW | New rescue/training RIB for Australia’s east coast
OPINION: A new order for the Indo-Pacific

OPINION: A new order for the Indo-Pacific

By Brahma Chellaney

Security dynamics are changing rapidly in the Indo-Pacific. The region is home not only to the world’s fastest-growing economies, but also to the fastest-increasing military expenditures and naval capabilities, the fiercest competition over natural resources, and the most dangerous strategic hot spots. One might even say ..

FEATURE: Indonesia’s maritime strategy: what’s been achieved?

FEATURE: Indonesia’s maritime strategy: what’s been achieved?

By Peter Chalk

In 2016, the Indonesian government released a white paper outlining the parameters for a future “global maritime fulcrum” (GMF) strategy. The document reflects the significance of the littoral environment to the country’s national psyche and is indicative of a seafaring tradition that goes back to the ..

FEATURE: Divisions and deadlines in New Caledonia

FEATURE: Divisions and deadlines in New Caledonia

By Denise Fisher

New Caledonia is preparing to hold an independence referendum by the November 2018 deadline. The stakes are high, as the outcome could redefine France’s status in our region. All parties have a lot to do over a short time, in a volatile environment. The French territory, Australia’s closest neighbour to ..

OPINION: IMO should ban sales of second-hand monohull Ro-Pax “killing machine” ferries to developing countries

OPINION: IMO should ban sales of second-hand monohull Ro-Pax “killing machine” ferries to developing countries

By Neil Baird

Last month I wrote about the excellent safety record of multihull fast ferries, both Ro-Pax and passenger only. Statistically, they are the safest ferry type by far. Drawing on the same research, I have to regretfully record that, conversely, conventional monohull Ro-Pax ferries have a disproportionately bad safety record. ..

OPINION: Underwater warfare: can we trust the eyes and ears of autonomous vehicles?

OPINION: Underwater warfare: can we trust the eyes and ears of autonomous vehicles?

By Geoff Slocombe

Graeme Dunk recently described challenges to Australia’s submarines in correctly classifying and discriminating between friendly and potential adversary submarines of similar design, such as the Kilo-class submarines operated by Russia, China, Indonesia, India and Vietnam. A key question, which I can’t answer, ..

FEATURE: Difficult times for US Navy in Asian waters

FEATURE: Difficult times for US Navy in Asian waters

By Trevor Hollingsbee

This year’s spate of accidents involving major American warships in Asian waters, has, inevitably, sparked speculation on modern standards of watchkeeping, and the professionalism of the US Navy. Details of the incidents are as follows: January – cruiser Antietam grounded May – cruiser Lake Champlain collided ..

Hamiltonjet secures multi-year project with Taiwanese Coast Guard

Hamiltonjet secures multi-year project with Taiwanese Coast Guard

HamiltonJet recently signed a multi-year, multi-boat project to supply waterjets to the Taiwan Coast Guard for new coastal patrol vessels. To mark the new relationship a ..