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The Cruise Shipping Edition

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World's Largest Dry Transport Vessel Delivered

Heavy transport shipping company

Dockwise Shipping B.V. took delivery of the M/V Blue Marlin after her con- version into the world's largest semi- submersible heavy transport vessel able to carry heavy cargoes up to 73.000 tons. After a conversion of three months at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Blue

Marlin has re-joined the Dockwise fleet with an increased deadweight capacity of 76,061 tons. The beam has been increased by 21 m, which results in an increased unobstructed deck area of 11.227 sq. m (63 m wide x 178.2 m long). The propulsion system of the vessel has been upgraded and extended with two Azimuth retractable propul- sors. each 4.5 MW. to provide optimum manoeuvrability and seagoing charac- teristics while carrying ultra large car- goes. With this conversion Dockwise

Global Products For Worldwide Markets

Worldwide Headquarters

Performance Coatings & Finishes/USA 13010 Morris Road, Suite 400

Alpharetta, Georgia 30004

Tel: (678) 393-0653/Fax: (678) 566-2699

Performance Coatings & Finishes/Europe

P.O. Box 6 4190 CA Geldermalsen • The Netherlands

Tel: 31-345-587-587/Fax: 31-345-587-560

Performance Coatings & Finishes/Australia 183 Prospect Highway

Seven Hills NSW 2147 • Sydney, Australia

Tel: (61-2) 9421-8000/Fax: (61-2) 9674-6224

Performance Coatings & Finishes/

New Zealand 5 Monahan Road

Mt. Wellington, Auckland

Tel: (64-9) 573-1620/Fax: (64-9) 573-1201

Circle 305 on Reader Service Card 10 responds to the continuing scale devel- opment in especially floating production units for the offshore oil and gas indus- try. The jumboized Blue Marlin will cre- ate the next phase in the transportation of fully integrated, heavier and ultra large floating production and drilling platforms up to 73,000 tons.

VT Halter Wins Contract

VT Halter Marine Inc. signed a $5.2 m contract with Tide Leasing Company,

L.L.C. to build a 200 x 75 x 14.5-ft. stevedoring crane barge. It will be classed by LR, and Hydralift AmClyde

Inc., (AmClyde) will supply the crane for the project. The scope of work includes installation of the deck winches and crane pedestal and will take about 12 months to complete. In the four months that follow, VT Halter Marine will assist AmClyde with the installation and operational testing of the crane.

Delivery of the 16-month project is scheduled to take place during the sec- ond quarter of 2005.

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Senesco Marine Wins

Barge Contract

Senesco Marine signed a contract to build a 100,000-barrel double-hulled liquid fuel barge for Reinauer

Transportation. Over the past year,

Senesco Marine has delivered two 80,000-barrel double-hulled barges and is currently working on two more for delivery this year. Both 80,000-barrel barges reportedly are well ahead of schedule. CEO Gary Schuler is predict- ing that the new 100,000-barrel barge will also be completed ahead of the scheduled January 2005 delivery date. "We're very pleased to be working with

Senesco Marine on the construction of our new barge," said Chris Reinauer,

Reinauer Transportation. "The compa- ny's on time delivery process was a major factor in our decision to go with

Senesco Marine."

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