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.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., with the Riverway Co., Eden Prairie, Minn., christened the M/V Bootsie B„ a 188-ft. (57.3 m), 8,000 hp towboat. Bootsie B. is the first such vessel for the Riverway Co., in 25 years. It was christened by Ms.
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.
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.
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.
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.