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The Trieste plant of Wartsila Italia alone has reported letters of intent for 25 Sulzer low-speed engines. — by David Tinsley 16 E-Commerce: B2B Sites Still on

Course

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The combined resources of the former Astilleros

Espanoles and Bazan is IZAR, the world's ninth largest shipbuilder, which is intent on recapturing lost market share. — by Greg Trauthwein

Ship Repair & Conversion 26 The Saga Continues: The nearly 40-day Castor saga has sent a wake-up call to the world regarding ships in distress and ports of safe haven. 28 Craft Bearing on Solid Ground: Craft Bearing used its Split Roller Bearing to turn an ordinary pipe into a precision drive shaft. 29 UMC Goes Underwater: Specializing in under- water maintenance, UMC International has estab- lished a new ship repair facility in Portland, U.K. 43 Double Trouble?

Double-hull carriers, regarded for their positive impact on the safe carriage of petroleum products, are having unique internal corrosion problems. 11 Legal Beat:

Maritime Transportation is on Senate Submommittee Agenda 18 News: Jumbo Orders Super Heavylift Ships...McAllister To

Get New Tug Pair...Seven Seas Will Boast Dolphin Podded

Propellers. 55 Ship's Store: Coatings & Corrosion Control Products 58 Great Ships: Samsung Delivers Excellence in 2001 62 Buyer's Directory 64 Advertising Index 65 Classifieds

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