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On the Cover: This month's cover photo of the Port of San Francisco's newest floating drydock, Eureka at San Francisco

Drydock, was provided by Tom Paiva of Tom Paiva Photography.

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Website/e-mail 8 It's Payback Time

New technical solutions via engine design pro- grams allows both manufacturers and licensors to gain from R&D endeavors. — by David Tinsley 14 Legal Beat: An Effective Shield From

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SHIP REPAIR & CONVERSION 20 Safety Charter Targets Old Tankers

The break-up and sinking of tanker Erika off the coast of France opened up a slew of new issues regarding ship construction and maintenance — by Barbara Hauley. 20 U.S. Navy reduces shipboard planned mainte- nance with SURFMER Program. 31 Tampa Bay Shipbuilding gears up for industry boom — by Regina P. Ciardiello 34 Marine Electronics

Smooth Sailing — Electronic update service for digital charts equals a radical new service in the

U.S., which provides high-quality images. 56 Materials

Stronger, lighter and safer materials help to make vessels safer and more efficient. 80 Opinion: Use Erika to positive effect 13 Ferliship's New Shipyard Orders 16 MAN Acquires Alstom Diesel Engine Ops 48 Riverboat Casino Ratings Buoyed By Regulations, Demand 50 U.S. Inland Boatyard Activity Report 52 Software Solutions

Bollinger Opts for Oracle. IT Conference Set For London,

BIMCO Introduces Millennium Software. 60 Vessels of the Month: Crowley's PRT Alert and 3.Maj's product tanker MT Margara. 74 Japanese Maritime Report 81 Buyers Guide 84 Advertiser's Index 85 Classifieds

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