MarineNews April 2007 · No. 4 · Vol. 16 MarineNews Founded in 1914 ISSN#1087-3864 USPS#013-952 Florida: 215 NW 3rd St., Boynton Beach, FL 33435 tel: (561) 732-1659; fax: (561) 732-6984 On the Cover: Featured on this month's cover is the photography of Mieko Mahi, who has made a career of capturing stunning offshore imagery. See further samples of her work leading off MN's Offshore Annual, starting on page 26. New York: 118 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010 tel: (212) 477-6700; fax: (212) 254-6271 www.marinelink.com Publisher John C. O'Malley · firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Publisher Greg Trauthwein · email@example.com Managing Editor Jennifer Rabulan · firstname.lastname@example.org Contributing Editor Don Sutherland Production Manager/Graphic Designer John Guzman · email@example.com Asst. Production Manager Irina Tabakina · firstname.lastname@example.org Manager, Information Technology Vladimir Bibik · email@example.com Manager, Accounting Services Esther Rothenberger · firstname.lastname@example.org Manager, Public Relations Mark O'Malley · email@example.com Circulation Kathleen Hickey · firstname.lastname@example.org Classified Ad Sales Dale Barnett · email@example.com Tel: 212-477-6700; Fax: 212-254-6271 NEWS 6 8 10 13 14 Z-Tech Ship-Handling Tugs Delivered to ACP Coast Guard Reassigns Deepwater Patrol Boat Cummings: USCG Making Progress SeaArk Delivers Patrol/SAR Vessels Mitsubishi Makes Smith Maritime Tug Move FEATURES 17 Do the Right Thing! Admiral Bone challenges the vessel operating industry by beginng to implement OPA 90 Salvage and firefighting regulations. Wittich suggests that the message reads loud and clear. -- by George Wittich , President, American Salvage Association 20 `Pocket' ITBs K-Sea's most recent addition, DBL 27, is part of a frontrunner of harbor-size equipment described as pocket ITBs. The novelty of KSea's "pocket" editions is that they're smaller for use with DBL 27 and a program of seven other new barges of the same capacity that began last year with DBL 28. -- by Don Sutherland 26 Sales Administration Manger Tina Veselov · firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President of Sales Lucia Annunziata · email@example.com Tel: 212-477-6700; Fax: 212-254-6271 Advertising Sales Manager Scott Good · firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 561-733-2477; Fax: 561-732-6984 Advertising Sales Manager Patrick Haley · email@example.com Tel: 561-732-1185; Fax: 561-732-8414 26 View to a Thrill Mieko Mahi has built a sucessful career and several thriving businesses from her stunning offshore imagery.-- by Greg Trauthwein 30 Offshore GOM Report As the Offshore Energy business continues to thrive, so to do the Gulf of Mexico shipyards. 20 30 Managing Director, International Sales Tony Stein · firstname.lastname@example.org 12 Braehead, Bo'ness, W. Lothian EH51 OBZ Scotland Tel: +44-1506-822240; Fax: +44-1506-828085 Vice President, Operations Charles E. Keil · email@example.com Tel: 561-732-0312; Fax: 561-732-8063 37 Spotlight on High-Tech In conjunction with the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, several companies are being awarded for advancing offshore technology. TO SUBSCRIBE: Subscriptions to MarineNews (12 issues per year) for one year are available for $29.00; Two years (24 issues) for $44.00. Send your check payable to: MarineNews, 118 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010. For more information call Rhoda Morgan at: (212) 477-6700; fax: (212) 254-6271; firstname.lastname@example.org POSTMASTER Time Value Expedite 40 42 43 49 Offshore Statistics New Products Deck Machinery Directory Ad Index 50 52 54 Employment Guide Vessels for Sale Marine Marketplace MarineNews is published monthly, 12 times a year by Maritime Activity Reports, Inc., 118 East 25th Street, New York, N.Y. 10160-1062. The publisher assumes no responsibility for any misprints or claims and actions taken by advertisers. The publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertising. Contents of this publication either in whole or in part may not be reproduced without the express permission of the publisher. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MarineNews 118 East 25th Street, New York, N.Y. 101601062 MarineNews is published monthly by Maritime Activity Reports Inc. Periodicals Postage paid at New York, NY and additional mailing offices. Canada Post International Publications Mail Product (Canadian Distribution) Sales Agreement No. 0970700. Printed in U.S.A. 2 · MarineNews · April, 2007
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