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Marine News January 2021 • Volume 32 Number 1


Features 24 Electric Propulsion Technology is opening new doors for hybrid and fully 24 electric vessels. Is this the dawn of a new generation of marine power?

By Jim Romeo 30 Fireboats Big, new port and energy projects bring big, new risks. 30 “Fireboats are basically an insurance policy.”

By Tom Ewing 36 Dredging The U.S. dredging ? eet is growing, and shipyards

Manson Construction MetalCraft Marine Glosten are humming.


Departments 16 Column: WRDA 2020 38 Tech File: 4 Editor’s Note Energy Storage Systems

By Tracy Zea 6 Contributors

By Sveinung Odegard 18 Column: Passenger Vessels 7 By the Numbers: COVID’s 41 Tech File: Tug Repower

By Mike Corrigan

Infrastructure Impacts

By Alan Haig-Brown 20 Column: Passenger Vessels 10 Insights: Joe Hudspeth, 42 People

By Colleen Stephens

BAE Systems, Power & 43 Products

Propulsion Solutions 44 Editorial Calendar

On the Cover

The passenger vessel industry is among businesses hardest hit by the

COVID-19 pandemic, but operators are looking to brighter days ahead.

Stan Stephens Glacier and Wildlife Cruises 2 | MN January 2021

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