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On the Cover: Newport News Shipbuilding recently repaired steam turbine-powered MSC preposi- tioning vessel SS PFC Eugene A. Obregon during a 23-day availability at the yard. The 821 x 105.5-ft. (250 x 32.1-m) vessel, which is chartered through Waterman Steamship Corporation, underwent work, which included hull and deck preservation, crane overhaul, boiler re-tubing, emergency generator maintenance and regulatory body inspections. Pictured is NNS rigger Fred Jenkins, who is performing preliminary work on Obregon's propeller in preparation tor its removal. 8 Get Smart

Norwegian chem tanker specialist Odfjell is starting to see operating benefits resulting from its pioneering step toward "intelligent" engines. — by David Tinsley, technical editor 12 Rolling Along

IZAR will deliver — just 20 months after contract signing — a high-grade RoRo passenger ferry for Trasmediterranea. — by David Tinsley, technical editor 21 Ship Repair Report — written and edited by Regina Ciardiello, senior editor • CIT Takes Issue With Customs' Duty Calculation • NORSHIPCO Hope Buoyed Despite Drydock Mishap • Newport News Shipbuilding: City in A Shipyard • Offshore Work Keeps Atlantic Marine-Mobile Humming 36 46 61 76 73 81 84 86 88

Flip the Switch?

Following many promises and plans, the "All-Electric" Navy has yet to materialize. — by Scott C. Truver

Workboat Report • Accurate Cost Estimation is Crucial • Marco Shipyard: Strong Roots, Bright Future • Bollinger, Eastern Deliver Vessels

Monitoring is Control

A new tug automation system — among others — is helping ship and boat owners to better control their ships and manage expenses.

Terror's Aftermath: Security is Job 1

Integrating security processes into the safety management framework is a top priority for maritime companies. — by Capt. James S. Clarkson, Modern Maritime Group - -.V .••WW

Also in this Edition:

Manitowoc Nabs NYC Ferry Contract, USCG

Icebreaker Contract

Buyer's Guide

Ship's Store


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