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MARITIME

REPORTER

AND

ENGINEERING NEWS

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Features

Also in this Issue 16 Port Security is Key 26 Boston Whaler's Intruder 28 Editorial: Keeping the U.S.

Navy Strong 60 Ship's Store 64 Norwegian Maritime Report 76 Crowley Moves ExxonMobil

Concrete Drilling Rig 78 Buyer's Directory 80 Advertisers Index 81 Classified Ads (212) 254-6271; e-mail: barnett@marinelink.com 24 NWDC: Where Tomorrow is Today

Melding development, research, experimentation and analysis in one location, the Navy Development Warfare Command, led by Rear

Admiral Robert G. Sprigg, is focused on the Navy of tomorrow. — by Greg Trauthwein 36 A Powerful Attraction

MAN B&W added the 48/60B to its high-speed engine family. — by David Tinsley, technical editor 40 Bigger, Stronger, Faster

As the trend toward deepwater drilling continues, demand grows for off- shore service vessels able to operate both profitably and efficiently in the rigors. 50 Going Deep

The trend in deepwater drilling is on the upswing, and opportunities are ripe for companies that think global. — by Paul Hillegeist, president, Quest Offshore. 74 The Dash for Gas

Will there be a glut of LNG vessels as myriad of new orders are ready to operate on the high seas? — by Graham Marshall, VP Marine Business

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As U.S. funding facilities tighten in a sour economy, financial arms of equipment companies step up to infuse capital. —by Matt McCleery, president, Marine Money International.

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