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IN THIS EDITION 8 REACHING FOR RELEVANCE 40 THE TALENT DRAIN 78 GERMAN SHIPBUILDING
As U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen works to revive the While market lulls traditionally spell a talent drain in maritime & off- With a focus on high-value, specialty ships, the German shipbuild- domestic maritime sector, a good place to look ? rst is the United shore sectors, Faststream CEO Mark Charman reasons that lead- ing industry recorded a strong rebound in 2014.
States Merchant Marine Academy. ing companies will emerge winners when the market perks up.
By Peter Pospiech
By Joseph Keefe By Greg Trauthwein 82 INTERVIEW: ALFRED HARTMANN 18 “UNDERWAY ON LNG” Alfred Hartmann, ship owner and leader of VDR, discusses keep-
In 1955 USS Nautilus Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson uttered ing the German maritime rebound on course. 63 THE NEW WAVE OF DSV the historic “Underway on nuclear power.” Only time will tell if
Harkand has in the works a series of impressive new dive support
Harvey Energy will hold the same signi? cance for LNG as fuel. By Peter Pospiech vessels, designed to enhance safety and improve ef? ciency.
By Dennis L. Bryant
By David Kerr 84 HEAVY LIFTERS
The ability to safely and ef? ciently lift ever-heavier loads is critical 24 THE FUTURE OF DISPERSANTS 66 5 MINUTES WITH VIVEK SETH in the maritime and offshore sectors, as equipment and ships
New EPA proposed rules on dispersants threaten to drastically The CEO of Qatar-based Halul Offshore Services shares with MR grow ever larger. MR explores recent technical advances.
imperil proven, effective means to respond to oil spills. his company’s plan for expansion of ? eet and service region.
By Josh Keefe
By Jonathan K. Waldron & Stefanos N. Roulakis 90 BOATBUILDING IN CHINA 74 VT HALTER POWERS AHEAD
While much of the traditional focus on Chinese shipbuilding is on 34 EDDA’S FIVE-STAR Pascagoula, Miss.-based VT Halter holds one of the enviable ship- the blue water ? eet, there is a large and vibrant boatbuilding sec- building order books in the country. CEO Bill Skinner, an industry OFFSHORE ACCOMMODATION tor, too.
veteran of 46 years, explains the secret to its success.
Petter Sundet, Captain of Edda Fortis, discusses the creation and operation of advanced offshore accommodation ships.
By Greg Trauthwein
By Greg Trauthwein 2 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • APRIL 2015
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