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Fleet & Vessel Optimization

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On the Cover 33 McAllister Avoids a Date with the Drydock 150-year old workboat operator McAllister Towing & Transportation is always looking for ways to optimize fl eet operations. McAllister and mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic recently teamed up to do just that. The story starts on page 33. INSURANCE 24 Know thy Contracts, and the Liability Accompanying Them Interconnectivity can drive opportunity, but also affects our businesses.

By Christopher Cooke FLEET OPTIMIZATION 33 McAllister Avoids a Date with the Drydock Unconventionally lowering costs, safely and improving the bottom line. That’s the Victaulic way.

By Dennis Love PROPULSION 36 Gulf Coast Workboat Repowered with Volvo Penta Diesels Volvo Penta’s impressive fuel consumption and perfor- mance prompts repower job with D16 engine package. 6 Editor’s Note 22 OP/ED: Infrastructure Funding &WRRDA By Michael J. Toohey 42 Boat of the Month: Alion, Robert Allan Design High-Tech Research Vessel 49 TECH FILE: CEACT Allows Operators to REACT 50 People & Company News 55 Products 60 Classifi eds 64 AD Index

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