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Marine News June 2021 • Volume 32 Number 6


Features 22 The Navy’s Big Fleet of Small Boats The Navy is known for its big ships. It has a lot

Tristan B. Lotz / U.S. Navy 22 of smaller boats and craft, too—3,200 of them.

By Edward Lundquist 28 Moving Fast Ahead Innovation propels Metal Shark and the vessels it builds to very high speeds.

By Eric Haun 28 32 Multimission Vessels: Interest Across All Sectors The development and construction of multimission vessels remains active across the maritime market.

By Tom Ewing

Thomas M. Blue / U.S. Coast Guard Metal Shark 32 4 Editor’s Note 20 OpEd: A Call for Naval 41 People & Company News Infrastructure Investment 42 Marine Lighting Spotlight

By Sen. Roger Wicker 6 Authors 43 Products 37 Tech File: Mini-Tractor 10 Insights: Chris Deegan,

By Alan Haig-Brown Gibbs & Cox Chief Executive 44 Editorial Calendar 38 Tech File: Solid 44 Classi? ed Advertising 16 Column: Waterways Commerce Cutter 39 Vessels 48 Advertisers Index

By Craig Hooper

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The U.S. Navy’s Mark VI class patrol boat is designed to patrol riverine and littoral waters around the globe. (Photo: Nelson Doromal Jr / U.S. Navy) 2 | MN June 2021

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