Clay Maitland

On a quest for quality in shipping

Goodbye to all that

The shipping industry has been dependent on borrowed money for as long as anyone can remember. It’s the way things have worked since the start of the post-World War II boom. The growing prospect of a global “credit famine”, however, may change all that. Continue reading

Great time at ABS Gala dinner

I recently attended the American Bureau of Shipping’s 150th Gala dinner celebration in New York and had a wonderful time – congratulations ABS for reaching such an important milestone. Continue reading

A little disruption does you good

Well, it took long enough to get to this situation, but at long last helicopters from the EU Naval Force off Somalia have been given the green light for some disruption of pirate activities on the Somali shore. Continue reading

Clay Maitland on Maritime TV

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Maritime TV – Piracy and armed guards

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A bit of pirate-proofing

The newsletter of the Confederation of European Shipmasters’ Association has, over the past few years, been a useful indicator of what senior officers actually think about such matters as criminalisation and piracy. Continue reading