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.
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.
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.
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.
A 16-page, five-color brochure describing and illustrating its complete line of Polaris marine electronics is now available from Regency Electronics, Inc. of Indianapolis. The Polaris NC 7200 is said to be the only 55/75 channel VHF radio combined with a computercontrolled direction finder.
Konel Corporation has introduced a new totally solid-state 2-9 mHz sideband: the SSB-1022. This radio has been tailored to fulfill the communications needs of the medium-distance traveler: that boat traveling beyond reliable VHF coverage but less than truly worldwide range.