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The legacy of Eily Keary (1892-1975)

The legacy of Eily Keary (1892-1975)

To coincide with Women in Maritime Day on 18 May, RINA historian Mark Barton looks at the life of one of the Institution’s first women members One of the first three female naval architects to be elected to member at the 1919 AGM. Eily Keary graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Mechanical Sciences. In […]

Maritime’s diversity challenge in the technical sector

Maritime’s diversity challenge in the technical sector

Women often lack the opportunities to pursue technical careers in maritime, believes WISTA International President Elpi Petraki Across the entire maritime sector women account for 29% of the overall workforce, but as data published in the 2021 IMO-WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) Women in Maritime Survey Report revealed there are enormous disparities not […]

GTS signs strategic agreement

GTS signs strategic agreement

New deal extends reach into the important Greek market UAE-based Gulf Turbo Solutions (GTS) – an affiliate of MAN Energy Solutions – has taken an important step towards broadening its geographic coverage by signing an agreement with Euploia Drydocks & Services of Greece. GTS has its own facilities in Dubai, Sharjah, Singapore and Bahrain, and […]

‘Thinking in the water’ pays off for SGS

‘Thinking in the water’ pays off for SGS

Commercial diving company’s ongoing focus on training and skills development has enabled it to execute several notable, and highly challenging projects in recent months Over the past few years, Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) has seen a steady growth in enquiries and 2023 continued that trend with a healthy mix of underwater maintenance and repair projects. […]

Remote survey demand grows for LR

Remote survey demand grows for LR

Around 30% of all LR surveys are now being carried out remotely The Covid-19 pandemic saw a huge shift in the attitudes towards remote work, with the capability to conduct remote surveys becoming an essential part of classification services to the maritime industry. Lloyd’s Register (LR) has continued its drive towards this tech-driven future with […]

Growth momentum sustained at Gibdock

Growth momentum sustained at Gibdock

No sign of any slowdown as the yard experiences healthy demand across a wide range of vessel types   Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock enjoyed a very positive year in 2023, sustaining the heathy growth in repair and maintenance activity seen the year before. Managing director Richard Beards says: “It was an extremely good year for us […]

Topside testing initiated of second electromagnetic launcher for Ford-Class carriers

Topside testing initiated of second electromagnetic launcher for Ford-Class carriers

In February 2024, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) confirmed that its Newport News Shipbuilding division (NNS) had initiated topside testing of the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) on the US Navy’s aircraft carrier John F Kennedy (CVN 79). EMALS, first integrated into USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78), replaces the existing steam catapults currently in use on the US Navy’s Nimitz-class […]

Naval Group selected by the Netherlands for Walrus Class submarine replacement programme

Naval Group selected by the Netherlands for Walrus Class submarine replacement programme

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence has provisionally selected Naval Group – offering its Black Sword Barracuda design – to deliver a replacement submarine capability to succeed the Royal Netherlands Navy’s current Walrus-class boats. Announcing the decision on 15 March 2024, State Secretary for Defence Christophe van der Maat said that the French naval shipbuilding, support […]

AUKUS submarine build and sustainment partners announced

AUKUS submarine build and sustainment partners announced

The Australian government has selected BAE Systems and ASC Pty Ltd to jointly build Australia’s new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines in the latest significant development in the AUKUS trilateral security pact. SSN-AUKUS is a new class of nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) being developed in partnership with the US and Australia to satisfy the needs of […]