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U.S. Coast Guard Annual
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CONTENTS NUMBER 3 / VOLUME 76 / MARCH 2014 6 EDITORIAL
The Coast Guard, past, present and future.
By Greg Trauthwein 8 VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS
Maritime shorted by DOT ... again; Salt-gate in New Jersey; and
Adm. Papp prepares to hand over the USCG reins.
By Joseph Keefe 12 FLOATING PRODUCTION MARKET
The world’s fl oating production inventory continues to grow, and is 27% higher than fi ve years ago.
By Jim McCaul 16 MARINE CASUALTY REPORT
So you think you know when to make a marine casualty report?
By Jonathan Waldron 18 EYE ON DESIGN
Propeller optimization process analyzes 10,000 designs/day.
By Evert-Jan Foeth 20 USCG & ARCTIC TASKINGS
The White House revealed the Implementation Plan for the Na- tional Strategy on the Arctic, and USCG takes center stage.
By Dennis L. Bryant 22 PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
Online monitoring systems can improve your bottom line.
By Rich Merhige & Teresa Drugatz 28 USCG: THE FLEET FACES FORWARD
The Coast Guard is perpetually reinventing itself, and is embarked on a historic program to bring online 91 new Cutters.
By Edward Lundquist 32 MR @ 75: ALLEN IS THE “FIXER”
A look at one of the most infl uential USCG leaders ever ... the “Rock Star” & the “Fixer” ... Thad Allen.
By Patricia Keefe 40 CHASING AMERICA’S CUP BOATS
The speed and complexity of last year’s America’s Cup boats pro- vided serious challenge for the powered support vessels & crews.
By John Haynes 46 ANACONDA-2
Born on the bayou, the USV Anaconda-2 comes from a partner- ship between Swiftships and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
By Susan Buchanan
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