Page 2: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (March 2000)
Please mail check and form below to: Maritime Week Subscriptions, 118 East 25th St., New York. NY 10010; or fax to: +212-254-6271 ^^SlgiTme up for 1 year (52 issues) at the special rate of $99.00* (SAVE 669c off Regular Subscription Price)
Sign me up for a 6-month trial (26 issues) for just $59.00 (•Subscriptions outside the U.S. & Canada: $199.00/year; $129.00/6 months.|
I I Please bill my company QCheck Enclosed l~l VISA •MASTERCARD •American Express
Account No. - - -
Exp. Date /
Signature mr/en 00
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.
Mr. Paiva, whose work takes him up and down the U.S. West Coast, specializes in maritime, industrial and aerial photogra- phy. For information on utilizing Mr. Paiva's expertise contact him at:Tom Paiva Photography,Toll free: (888) 504-8373
Website/e-mail www.tompaiva.com 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
The maritime community has fallen victim to a myriad of environmental sanctions — find out how you can avoid being a Department of Justice statistic. —by Jonathan K. Waldron 118 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010 (212) 477-6700
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
Subscriptions: One full year (12 issues) $18.00 in U.S.; outside of U.S. $96.00 including postage and handling. For subscription information, contact: Dale Barnett, fax: (212) 254-6271; e-mail: email@example.com
Maritime Reporter/Engineering News is published monthly by Maritime
Activity Reports, Inc. Mailed at Periodicals Postage Rates at Waterbury,
CT 06701 and additional mailing offices. Member
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means mechanical, photocopying, recording or oth- erwise without the prior written permission of the publishers.
No. 3 Vol. 62
Postmaster send notification (Form 3579) regarding undeliverable magazines to Maritime Reporter/Engineering News, 118 East 25th
Street, New York, NY 10010.
Canada Post International Publications Mail Product (Canadian
Distribution) Sales Agreement No. 0970700. Printed in U.S.A.
Publishers are not responsible for the safekeeping or return of editorial material. © 2000 Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.
Audit of Circulation, Inc. 2 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News