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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DECEMBER 2003 ISSUE

August issue cover

COVER STORY:MILESTONE YEAR FOR U.S. SHIPBUILDING

U.S. yards demonstrated their versatiltity with a lot of "firsts," "biggests," and "fastests" in 2003

What happens after the security deadline?
Ports, shipowners and enforcement agencies need to start to think about what happens after the July 1, 2004 ISPS/MTSA deadline

Distinctive Ships from South Korea
Our annual portfolio of ships from the world’s leading builder of commercial ships.

Firefighting: Stark reality
IMSSCO CEO Capt. Ira Richman writes about the Navy’s need for more fire fighting and damage control

Enviropax: A new concept for cruise ferries
ABB, Wartsila and Kvaerner Masa-Yards unveil an environmentally friendly cruise ferry design.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NOVEMBER 2003 ISSUE

August issue cover

COVER STORY:OSV'S SEEK CALMER ECONOMIC SEAS

BARGES: OPA ’90 SENDS OWNERS TO NEWBUILDING YARDS

Caught between the rock of OPA ’90 phase outs and the hard place of lousy earnings, coastal barge owners are nonetheless starting to build replacements for single skin tonnage that OPA will outlaw

PATROL BOATS: THEYRE BEEFING UP

A patrol boat is simply "a vessel that patrols an area," but across the size scale today's vessels are a lot more capable than predecessors

COATINGS: CRUNCH TIME ON TBT REPLACEMENT

You can still buy TBT-laden SPC in China, but, depending on your flag, you might have to seal over it and recoat sooner than you thought.


MARITIME SECURITY: Ships get a panic button--the SSAS
One hundred years ago, the diesel engine was only starting to find maritime applications

NOAA NEWBUILD MAKES A SPLASH
...and agency uses launch to announce a second newbuild contract with VT Halter Marine.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OCTOBER 2003 ISSUE

August issue cover

COVER STORY: FERRY OWNERS SPLASH OUT

FERRIES: OUT WITH THE OLD

... and in with the new, as some grand ole ladies of the ferry business fade into retirement

FERRIES 2003 Preview
A preview of the exhibits at Marine Log’s FERRIES 2003


The diesel: Good for another century at sea
One hundred years ago, the diesel engine was only starting to find maritime applications

CEM: Key to optimizing crew performance
The Coast Guard’s work on Crew Endurance Management holds promise for reduced accident rates and improved crew performance.

ARL enhances ShipConstructor
A popular AutoCAD application gets new capabilities

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SPS inspections will start early
Major port state control authorities will start the new international maritime security inspections of ships in January p. 32

Taking a systematic approach to training
How MITAGS keeps training up to date with changes in technology and regulations



HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

COVER STORY:AMERICA'S OTHER COAST
While Gulf Coast and East Coast shipyards may grab the most headlines, design houses and shipyards on the U.S. West Coast have put together a string of successes.

Europe’s profitable share of the shipbuilding pie
Asian shipyards may get the lion’s share of newbuilding orders, but Europe still has a dominant—and profitable—chunk of the ships’ equipment market.

China sharpens its ship productivity
With ready access to low-cost labor, Chinese shipyards are now investing heavily to improve their productivity and gain marketshare.

SWATH revisited
Houston-based naval architectural firm Scott C. McClure & Associates has unveiled a new Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull design


Ulstein looks ahead
Norway's Ulstein family is repositioning its shipbuilding and design business for 2004


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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AUGUST 2003 ISSUE

COVER STORY: RETHINKING THE OSV

ALL HAIL SEACOR'S NEW PRESIDENT CLASS
The first of Seacor’s new President class OSV’s, President Madison, is an example of a 207 ft Bollinger design that delivers 220-240 ft class capacities

A REFINED LADY
The Lady Astrid is the latest refinement of the popular UT 712 design

Prestige ripples rock IMO
IMO’s MEPC is considering accelerated phase outs of single skin tankers PLUS: Successes for Evac. Keeping shuttle tankers and cruise lines green.

Albatross gets a facelift
SENESCO Marine gives aging NOAA vessel a new lease on life

These taxis sail past traffic
N.Y. Water Taxi is planning to add more of its trademark yellow boats

The big “little” ship builder
Marine Log talks with Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger, chairman of Bollinger Shipyards

Rebuilding Iraq
Titan Maritime helps open the Port of Umm Qasr.


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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE JULY 2003 ISSUE

COVER STORY:Building the digital FPSO
Intergraph and DNV software rolled out new integrated shipbuilding software at this year’s OTC

Security spurs AIS implementation pace
New security regs are speeding the pace at which ships are required to fit AIS transponders, but navigators are welcoming AIS onto the bridge as a genuinely useful addition to the ship’s sensors.

Super Simulator for Fort Lauderdale
Maritime Professional Training’s facilities will soon include the latest in bridge simulation graphics and realism.

SPECIAL FEATURE: GULF COAST HEADLINER
Our annual in-depth look at what's going on in the U.S. Gulf maritime industry


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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THEJUNE 2003 MARINE LOG YEARBOOK ISSUE

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IRAQ PROVES NEED FOR U.S.-FLAG FLEET
American-flag ships and American merchant mariners played a vital role in Operation Iraqi Freedom

MICKY DABS THE CRUISE NEWBUILDING BRAKES
The world's ;argest cruise group slows--but doesn't stop--the pace of fleet expansion.

WORLD SHIPBUILDING PRICES FLATLINED
Newbuilding prices at world yards are still depressed.

U.S. YARDS ACTIVE IN COMMERCIAL SECTOR
It's comforting to have the Jones Act and Title XI

TRANSFORMATION IN NAVY SHIPBUILDING BUDGET
Plans for a new-style Navy start getting funded

U.S. GULF: WHERE ARE THOSE FPSO'S? Projects still in very preliminary phases TIFF OVER FERRY FUNDING: What comes after ISTEA and TEA-21? MARITIME SECURITY: Show us the funding. BUZZARD'S BAY BACKLASH: A spill creates more pressures for double hulls




HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MAY 2003 MARINE LOG


WHAT'S GOING ON INSIDE THOSE PODS?
Stress wave analysis is helping ship operators to better monitor the mechanical health of podded propulsion units

(For details of the Contra Rotating Azipod featured on the May cover, click HERE).

THIS PSV BURNS LNG
The first platform supply vessel to use LNG as fuel, the Viking Energy recently completed by Norway’s Kleven Maritime, is a floating showcase of Scandinavian marine technology.

FINDING FINANCING TO FLOAT YOUR GROWTH
How are capital-hungry operators finding the funding they need for modernization and growth?.

LA FLEXES ITS FIREFIGHTING MUSCLE
The Port of Los Angeles recently welcomed four new fireboats—including the world’s most powerful, a Voith-Schneider propelled unit able to pump 36,000 gallons of water a minute

SPECIAL REPORT:Sweet homeport Alabama
Southern Alabama has proven to be fertile ground for maritime industries .............p. 39



HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE APRIL 2003 MARINE LOG


GULF HOPES BUOYED BY DEEP GAS
Offshore lease sale bids for tracts promising “deep gas,” sale indicate that a recovery in the Gulf of Mexico offshore sector could be near ..


CRUISE LINES ACT TO FILL CAPACITY
Cruise lines are cutting prices and moving ships to outports to keep berths filled

PACIFICATS FIND A BUYER
B.C. Ferries’ PacifiCats were sold on the auction block last month for a fraction of what it originally cost taxpayers to build them

COAST GUARD UPS THE TEMPO
Business as usual now is a lot different than what it was before 9-11 writes PA2 Chad Saylor, USCG, 8th District

... and MORE


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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH 2003 MARINE LOG


MILITARY SHIPBUILDING: IS TRANSFORMATION STARTING TO HAPPEN?

The most significant thing about the Bush defense budget request for FY04 is not just an increased Navy build rate


CLASS GETS A NEW ACT

Leading classification societies are teaming with maritime security experts to become "Recognized Security Organizations."


U.S. ATLANTIC COAST MARITIME INDUSTRIES


WHAT'S THE BUZZ ON BEESWAX COATINGS?


... and MORE




HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FEBRUARY 2003 MARINE LOG


CRUISE SHIPPING: THINGS LOOKING A LITTLE BRIGHTER?

The situation isn't easy, but cruise lines are stillpulling in the passengers and maybe, just maybe, there could soon be return to the shipyard ordering window.


BIGGER LIFTS GIVE SMALLER U.S. REPAIR YARDS A BOOST


SATCOM:INMARSAT EXTENDS ITS "FLEET" FAMILY


INTERVIEW WITH NEW VT HALTER MARINE CEO BUTCH KING


HARDENING VESSELS AGAINST TERRORIST ATTACKS




HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE JANUARY 2003 MARINE LOG


WORKBOATS: A SPLASH OF BOURBON IN THE GULFWhen Larry Rigdon left Tidewater he was "too young to retire," so he partnered with France's Groupe Bourbon and placed an order with Bender for some innovative Guido Perla designed PSVs


SECURITY: THE ISPS COUNTDOWN STARTS
The target dates for shipowners to come into complainve with a new International Ship and Port Facility Security Code is July 2004. And governments have been asked to try to get ships and companies documented ahead of that date. That's sent classification societies scrambling to qualify as RSO's (Recognized Security Organizations)


FERRIES: SMALL CAN BE BEAUTIFUL
...particularly in Savannah, Ga.


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