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On the Cover K
A firsthand account:
MR/EN was invited to attend the launching of Inigo Tapias, a new 138,000 cu. m LNG carrier that was chris- tened on January 29, 2002 at IZAR's Sestao
Shipyard in Bilbao, Spain. The 933-ft. vessel, which exemplifies the technologi- cal and financial know-how of the
Spanish Maritime market, is the first of a series of five LNG's that will be built at
IZAR's Sestao and Puerto Real yards. (Photo Credit: Greg Trauthwein).
News 4 Smit Salvages Kursk
Smit Salvage has developed a new, innovative wreck cutting system that was used to raise the doomed Russian sub Kursk. 12 IFS and DNV Go IT
IFS Norway and DNV have melded technolo- gies to form an innovative IT solution. 23 Formation of a Trio
Lauritzen Cool, Eastwind Transport and
Armada Shipping have joined to form a new marketing company — ReeferShip Ltd. 41 Derecktor Lands Deal
Derecktor Shipyards clinched a deal to con- struct a pair of high speed ferries for the Alaska
Marine Highway System. 48 Ship's Store 54 Buyer's Directory 56 Advertisers Index 57 Classified Ads 4 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News
Features 17 Going Under
Miami Diver's unique, universal underwater bonding method could be dubbed the next generation of underwater ship repair. 24 The Electronic Era Has Arrived
First it was diesels, then the age of the gas turbine, now the electronic engine has grabbed a foothold as the newest innovation in marine propulsion technology. — by David Tinsley, technical editor 46 Fleet F77 Is on Inmarsat's Horizon
Known as the original mobile satellite communications provider for the maritime industry, Inmarsat reports that its systems are at all-time high — perfectly coinciding with the release of the company's new Fleet F77
Mobile ISDN and Mobile Packet Data services. — by Ruth Ling 27 From Steam To Gas
From quadruple expansion engines, to Wartsila's EnviroEngines and GE's gas turbines, technology in the engine room has come a long way. — by Jessica DuLong, contributing writer 28 IZAR Stamps its LNG Mark
MR/EN had the opportunity to witness the launching of Inigo Tapias, a new 138,000 cu. m LNG carrier that was christened at IZAR's Sestao shipyard in Bilbao this past January. Measuring 933 ft., the vessel is a symbol of Spain's testament that the LNG market is in full force — by Greg Trauthwein