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Marine News May 2021 Volume 32 Number 5

Marine News (ISSN#1087-3864) (USPS#013-952)

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The March 2021 Ever Given grounding in the Suez Canal swiftly thrust ships and

PUBLISHER shipping to a level of public attention sel-

John C. O’Malley • [email protected] dom seen by an industry that is all too often

Associate Publisher & Editorial Director out of sight and out of mind. Think about

Greg Trauthwein • [email protected] it. How often is a maritime story top news


Eric Haun • [email protected] globally? Not very.

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But just as quickly as Ever Given jokes

Contributing Writers and memes took over the internet, the mar-

Tom Ewing • Barry Parker • Jeff Vogel itime spotlight was outened and the world

PRODUCTION moved on as the 20,000 TEU mega con-

Production & Graphics Manager

Eric Haun, Editor,

Nicole Ventimiglia • [email protected] tainership was re? oated and towed away six [email protected] days later. Amazingly, the 400-meter ship


Vice President, Sales & Marketing was freed without major catastrophe. Yes,

Rob Howard • [email protected] the lingering impacts stemming from the blockage of one of the world’s top

Advertising Sales Managers shipping arteries will remain for some time still, but the reality is that the

National Sales Manager

Terry Breese • [email protected] situation could have very easily been so much worse. Thankfully, it wasn’t.

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This is in large part due to the steady digging, tugging and pulling per-

Lucia Annunziata • [email protected] formed by a diligent ? eet of large-capacity dredgers and powerful tugboats.

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John Cagni • [email protected]

If large ships such as the Ever Given get very little attention on a normal

Tel: 631-472-2715 Fax: 561-732-8063 day, dredgers and workboats typically receive even less despite their key role

Frank Covella • [email protected]

Tel: 561-732-1659 Fax: 561-732-8063 in global trade. Dredging—the main topic of this issue—is the lifeblood of

Mike Kozlowski • [email protected] the maritime industry, ensuring ports and waterways are navigable and safe

Tel: 561-733-2477 Fax: 561-732-9670 for vessel traf? c. In the U.S. alone, more than 400 ports and 25,000 miles

Managing Director, Intl. Sales of navigation channels are dredged to ensure maritime commerce ? ows ef-

Paul Barrett • [email protected]

Tel: +44 1268 711560 Fax: +44 1268 711567 ? ciently. Certainly, this is an industry worth noticing.


Manager, Marketing

Mark O’Malley • [email protected]


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Vladimir Bibik


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