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CONTENTS NUMBER 1 / VOLUME 76 / JANUARY 2014 6 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
Maritime Reporter kicks off a year-long celebration of its 75th
Anniversary, affording a good point to look back ... and ahead.
By Greg Trauthwein 12 FLOATING PRODUCTION UPDATE
The number of fl oating production systems has grown 69% in the past decade. Where is the market headed now?
By Jim McCaul 16 EYE ON DESIGN
MARIN undertook a fi rst-ever investigation into VSP-induced hull pressure fl uctuations on the Staten Island Ferries.
By Rien De Meij 18 SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
Numerical simulation of submarine maneuvering is addressed by advances in Computational Fluid Dynamics software.
By Dejan Matic, Bill Clark & Ganesh Venkatesan 20 SONAR & THE USCG
The USCG plans to widen its use of the subsea surveillance tech- nology. The question is: is the investment warranted?
By Dennis L. Bryant 22 A REBIRTH IN MOBILE
BAE’s strategic decision to invest and reinvigorate newbuild and repair operations in Mobile stands to reap big dividends.
By Greg Trauthwein 24 NILS KRISTIAN BERGE
ASRY is a key repair player in the pivotal Middle East, and its new
Chief Executive discusses strategy and investment with MR.
By Greg Trauthwein 26 SHIPYARDS: STRENGTH & SYNERGY
What is the key to survival in today’s uber competitive maritime market? Tried and true business strategy, it seems.
By William W. “Bill” Crow & Michelle L. Tomaszewski 28 LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP
Last month saw the launch of both LCS variants in climates that were polar opposite.
By Greg Trauthwein 32 “UGLY DUCKLINGS”
To kick-off the year-long celebration of MR’s 75th Anniversary, we look this month at the effects of World War II on the ship construc- tion business in the U.S. Pre-Fabrication? Assembly Line Produc- tion? Just-in-Time Delivery? All have solid roots in the program to design, build and deliver the ubiquitous Liberty Ships.
By Patricia Keefe 37 ... THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
Robert W. Fernstrum launched one of the marine industry’s glob- ally recognized brands when ice mucked up a mock landing craft invasion exercise.
By Greg Trauthwein
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