Lockheed Martine to Provide Waterway Safety System for 2004 Olympics

Thursday, September 11, 2003
Lockheed Martin will provide an extension to the Greek National Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS) under a $1 million sub-contract from the Hellenic Telecommunications & Electronics industry, INTRACOM. The extension will support the country’s port security infrastructure for the 2004 Olympic Games. The Games are expected to bring 16,000 athletes and more than four million spectators to Greece. Numerous spectators are expected to move daily through the ferry ports of Rafina and Lavrio, located on the east coast of the Greek peninsula, which will be equipped with new regional Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) monitoring centers. Lockheed Martin will provide two radar systems to help monitor the waterway during the Olympic Games. One radar will be located at Evia Island across from the new Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Center. It will provide coverage for the port of Rafina, which is the second biggest ferry port of the greater Athens region. The other radar will be located near the port of Lavrio, where it is expected that thousands of visitors will board ferries to tourist destinations during the Olympic events. The systems will be integrated with the existing VTMIS, which includes 11 coastal marine radar systems, three regional VTS centers and one national VTMIS center based in Piraeus. The entire safety system covers areas of the Ionian and Aegean Seas. The customer for the VTMIS extension is the Hellenic Ministry of Merchant Marine. The Olympic Games National Fund will finance the extension. INTRACOM is the project’s prime contractor and is responsible for providing the telecommunication and computing hardware, closed-circuit television links, and infra-red and daylight cameras; installing the necessary VTMIS technology equipment supplied by Lockheed Martin; and providing the appropriate training to Hellenic Coast Guard personnel. Lockheed Martin has similar VTMIS technology that it is installing or has installed in 14 countries including the Gulf of Suez in Egypt, the Qiongzhou Channel in China and Bahia Blanca in Argentina. Lockheed Martin also is the VTMIS provider to the United States Coast Guard under its Ports and Waterways Safety System and is currently upgrading the system in New York Harbor.
Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Passenger Vessels

Pearl Seas Cruises Embarks on Inaugural Sailings

Just six weeks into its inaugural season, Pearl Seas Cruises has announced the successful start of its 210-passenger flagship, Pearl Mist, which currently operates

New Double-ended Ferry for Norderney

New double-ended ferry serving the North Sea island of Norderney – Safe and eco-friendly maneuvering in shallow, high-sediment water using Voith Schneider Propellers Ferries

Survitec Escape Slide Chosen for Norwegian Ferry

The all-electric Zero Cat ferry, currently under construction at the Fjellstrand yard in Norway, will enter service next year with Norled as the first Norwegian

Maritime Security

Crippled Pine Galaxy Arrives in San Francisco

The disabled mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy arrived in San Francisco for repairs Wednesday. Commercial tugs towed the ship safety into the Port of San Francisco

USCG Shares Safety Tips for Labor Day, Riverfest

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the boating season and is known as one of the busiest recreational boating weekends on the Ohio River. With approximately 2,

Pine Galaxy to Arrive SF Bay Wednesday

The disabled mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy is expected to arrive in San Francisco Wednesday morning. The ship is being towed by commercial tug to San Francisco Bay.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2430 sec (4 req/sec)