MarineNews May 2007 · No. 5 · 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 Kvichak Marine Industries' MPF utility boats for the U.S. Navy. The 40 ft. high-speed landing craft replace the Navy's existing LCM-8 craft as part of the Improved Navy Lighterage System in support of pre-positioned Marine Amphibious assault missions. (Photo credit: Bill Sutton) 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 · email@example.com Associate Publisher Greg Trauthwein · firstname.lastname@example.org Managing Editor Jennifer Rabulan · email@example.com Contributing Editor Don Sutherland NEWS 6 7 10 12 15 Navy Terminates Lockheed Martin LCS Contract Major Offshore O&G Lease Plan Unveiled Constellation Maritime Accepts New Tug All American Delivers Eco-Tour Catamaran Donjon Salvages FV Lady of Grace PRODUCTION Production Manager John Guzman · firstname.lastname@example.org Asst. Production Manager Irina Tabakina · email@example.com FEATURES 20 Another Phoenix Rising Until recently, there's been only one tugboat on New York Harbor painted in red, white, and blue bands, and that was the Dorothy Elizabeth. Now the 3,600 hp Charles Oxman, formally christened on April 15, shared the highly recognizable, boldly unmistakable colors of Vinik Marine. -- by Don Sutherland 20 ADVERTISING SALES Director of Sales Rob Howard · firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Administration Manger Tina Veselov · email@example.com Vice President of Sales Lucia Annunziata · firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 212-477-6700; Fax: 212-254-6271 Advertising Sales Managers Scott Good Patrick Haley email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 561-733-2477 Tel: 561-732-1185 Fax: 561-732-960 Fax: 561-732-8414 Chris Erdman email@example.com Tel: 561-732-1659; Fax: 561-732-9670 26 SALVAGE: Defending Ability to Prevent Pollution With zero tolerance of pollution now the norm, salvors are becoming increasingly concerned at the lack of responder immunity under the International Maritime Organization's Bunker Spills Convention. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SALES 26 Employment Dawn Trauthwein firstname.lastname@example.org Tel/Fax: 631-868-3575 Marine Marketplace Dale Barnett email@example.com Tel: 212-477-6700 Manager, Information Technology Vladimir Bibik · firstname.lastname@example.org Manager, Accounting Services Esther Rothenberger · email@example.com Manager, Public Relations Mark O'Malley · firstname.lastname@example.org Managing Director, International Sales Tony Stein · email@example.com 12 Braehead, Bo'ness, W. Lothian EH51 OBZ Scotland Tel: +44-1506-822240; Fax: +44-1506-828085 28 COMBAT CRAFT On the eve of the Multi-Agency Combat Craft (MACC) Conference, MN examines lates developments from combat craft manufacturers. Pacific Maritime Institute recently unveiled its new Z-Drive tug handling program. 18 Vice President, Operations Charles E. Keil · firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 561-732-0312; Fax: 561-732-8063 CIRCULATION Kathleen Hickey · email@example.com POSTMASTER Time Value Expedite 34 37 39 40 Fuels & Lubes New Products Directory: Safety Products Ad Index 41 44 46 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 · May 2007
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