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Features 8 Wind Power

A slew of offshore wind power units has spurred marine innova- tion, via a unique new vessel recently designed and ordered to ser- vice the units. — by David Tinsley, technical editor 22 What's Billions Between Friends?

Royal Caribbean and Princess have announced plans to merger, effectively creating the world's largest cruise company. — by Regina Ciardiello, senior editor 26 Great Ships of 2001

Stena Vision/Stena Victory • Skandi Carla • Esperanza del Mar •

CMA/CGM Balzac • Polar Endeavour • NYK Lodestar • Bertora •

Sorolla • Mercury Glory • Berge Arctic • Nils Holgersson • Tycom

Reliance 40 Down & Dirty

The World Trade Center attacks were unfathomable, as is the clean up task ahead. Don Sutherland reports on New York's maritime industry response. 47 Intelligent Software

Meet Dexter — Macsea's advanced machinery diagnostic system.

News 4 Then There Was One

Northrop Grumman completed its acqui- sition of Newport News Shipbuilding. 10 Safe & Sound?

Port security will continue to tighten.

By James S.W. Drewry, Dyer Ellis & Joseph 39 Rolling Along

Bollinger capped a prodigious year with many new contract announcements in New Orleans. 44 NASSCO Lays Keel for TOTE Ship •

Chem Tanker Fleets to be Combined •

Gladding Hearn, Yantai Raffles, Manitowoc,

Keppel Fels All Book New Orders. 49 Ferliship's New Contracts 51 Ship's Store 54 Buyer's Directory 55 Advertisers Index 57 Classified Ads

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On the Cover

The Polar Endeavour from Litton Avondale was selected as a Great Ship of 2001, and is featured on page 33 of this edition.

The 141,740-dwt Polar Endeavour is signifi- cant in many respects, as it is built to oper- ate effectively and efficiently for more than 25 years between Alaska and Puget Sound,

Washington — two of the more environmen- tally sensitive areas in the world.

Classed by the American Bureau of

Shipping, the 894-ft. (272.6 m) double hull tanker is the model of safety through redun- dancy. Spacing between its two hulls is 10 ft., or 50 percent greater than the mandatory minimum.

Two MAN B&W diesel engines — each with a nominal output of 15,015 bhp — drive the vessel, from separate and protected engine- rooms, to a speed of 16.55 knots




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