Wesmar’s HD850 Aboard Ice Exploring Vessel

Friday, March 06, 2009

Lindblad Expedition’s newest vessel, The National Geographic Explorer, is an ice-class expedition vessel. Among its technology is WESMAR’s new 850 series all digital stabilized searchlight sonar, a high-resolution sonar that can detect underwater hazards near the surface as well as everywhere beneath and around the vessel.

Captain Leif Skog set sail with the new sonar in August. Skog uses the new WESMAR 850 sonar for navigation and to keep the boat out of danger from submerged icebergs and other hazards.

The National Geographic Explorer provides passengers an ultimate exploration adventure to destinations unchanged since early explorers visited in centuries past. But today there is a vast difference. The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art 1A ice class expedition ship. Unlike Ernest Henry Shackleton, Legendary Antarctic Explorer who made 3 visits to the Antarctic, Captain Skog has been there over 100 times. For 10 years he commanded the National Geographic Endeavor with WESMAR’s earlier HD800 sonar, so his sonar operating experience is also extensive.

Captain Skog, reporting by phone recently from Ushuaia, Argentina, after the first National Geographic Explorer Antarctic Cruise, said “The new WESMAR 850 sonar works very well and it is a very important tool for us…. Our passengers are very curious about it as well, so it makes an interesting addition for our passengers for fish watching and for watching the ROV on the sonar screen, which we send down as much as 1000 feet for research.”

(www.wesmar.com)

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Electronics

COMPIT to Showcase Smarter Ships, Systems & Solutions

The 14th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT) will take place from 11th to 13th May 2015 in Ulrichshusen, Germany.

ST Engineering Y-O-Y Profits Slip

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd  reported today its full year financial results ended 31 December 2014 (FY2014) with a Group revenue of $6.54b compared to $6.

Electronics Retrofit for Taiwanese Research Vessel

L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to retrofit propulsion control and automation systems aboard the Taiwanese Navy’s Ta Kuan hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics 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: 0.1020 sec (10 req/sec)