Ever since the requirements set forth in the new Chapter 5 of S0LAS-74 Convention, adopted in IMO Resolution MSC.99(73) dd. December 5, 2000, came into effect, the AIS (Automatic Identification System) has been mandatory ship equipment for a major part of the world's sea fleet.
—Free Literature Available— Sperry Marine Inc., Charlottesville, Va., is now shipping its GPS Core Module and the 501 TR/GPS Navigator to a growing number of commercial shipowners worldwide, according to Sperry project manager Bruce Angus. The GPS Core Module is a singlechannel,
Boston, Massachusetts, October 12-15 One of the world's largest fishing expositions featuring the latest fishing gear and equipment, marine electronics, engines and boats, Fish Expo '88, will be held at the Bayside Exposition Center in Boston, Mass.
The Alice Briley, a 185-foot supply ship built by Mangone Shipbuilding of Houston, Texas, was delivered to Briley Marine Services, Inc. of Morgan City, La., in late August. The ship will work the Gulf of Mexico out of Galveston for Briley Marine.
N a t i o n a l W a t e r w a ys C o n f e r e n c e Elects Officers A n d C o m m i t t e e M e m b e rs
Sheldon L. Morgan of Mobile, Ala., senior vice president of First Alabama Bank, was elected as chairman of the National Waterways Conference's board of directors at the organization's annual meeting this year in Little Rock, Ark. He succeeds Rodman Kober of Chicago,
RCA Service Company has announced the opening of a marine services office at 102 Freret Street, Morgan City, La. The office, which will cover the port city of Houma as well as Morgan City, will serve as a sales, installation, and service center
North Sea weather is expected to produce some 273 days in any one year officially described as bad (mist, rain, fog, snow, ice), 49 "marginal," and 43 "fair or good" days. Because of this weather pattern, outlined by P.H. Barton (divisional) manager,
Jeff Longmore was recently appointed manager of CTI Industries' newly formed Specialty Coatings Division, Fairfield, Conn. Mr. Longmore joins CTI with more than 20 years of technical and plant management experience in the marine and industrial coatings industry.
Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has received a $3-million contract from the U.S. Navy for systems engineering and technical services to the Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., William C. Moyer, group vice president for Tracor Applied Sciences, announced recently.