— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— The bridge of most ships contains a varied assortment of individual instruments for navigation, monitoring and ship control which have been added, one or two at a time, over the years to meet carriage requirements and perceived needs.
MARCO Seattle recently delivered its second vessel to the Hawaiian Islands, this one a 64-foot steel work boat named Nene (shown above). Built for Uaukewai Diving, Salvage and Fishing Co. of Honolulu, the new vessel is named for the now-rare wild goose that is the state bird of Hawaii.
On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.