Ross Laboratories Delivers Turn-Key Sweep System

SeaDiscovery.com
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – St. Paul District has taken delivery of a turn-key multi-channel sweep system from Ross Laboratories of Seattle, Wash. The system is installed on a 24 foot Armstrong Marine aluminum work boat. Ross Laboratories was awarded the contract to provide the boat and survey electronics as a "turnkey” system.  
 


The Ross “Mini-Sweep” is a small boat multi-channel survey system designed for inland rivers and shallow water surveying. The “Mini-Sweep” is ideally suited for installation on small trailerable vessels.  The turn-key system for the Fountain City Service Base office is installed on a custom designed 24-foot catamaran hull work boat from Armstrong Marine of Port Angeles, Washington.
 


Two 10 foot booms mounted on either side of the vessel provide a 25-foot overall sweep width using six transducers.  The booms are stored in recessed areas in the hull, leaving the deck clear at all times.  The booms are deployed by a hydraulic system using controls at the helm station.


 
Electronics are mounted in a custom built work cabinet with slide out drawers for easy access containing the depth sounding system, Panasonic Toughbook™ data collection computer, and a Trimble DGPS sub-meter system.  Hypack™ software is used for data collection and processing.
 
The St. Paul District is responsible for surveying and mapping the upper 243.6 miles of navigation channel to a minimum depth of 9 feet on the Mississippi River from Minneapolis, Minnesota, at river mile 857.6, to Guttenberg, Iowa, at river mile 614.0, and 40.6 miles on three tributaries: the Minnesota, St. Croix and Black rivers.


 
This new vessel replaces a Ross sweep survey boat that has been in operation for over 12 years and will work along with a turnkey sweep system previously supplied by Ross in 2000.

 


People & Company News

MN100: All American Marine, Inc.

The Company: All American Marine Inc. was founded in 1987 and specializes in the construction of custom tailored aluminum boats from 30 to 150 feet LOA. Today,

Five Minutes with Paul Switzer

Five minutes with Paul Switzer - Manager, Shipbuilding & Offshore, Viega   For readers not familiar with Viega, please give a ‘birds eye’ view, putting the company

MN100: Reintjes GmbH

The Company: Founded in 1979, Reintjes GmbH is an independent propulsion technology company that manufactures thousands of gearboxes annually. More than 90,000

Contracts

ACE Winches Bags Order from Vard

Deck machinery specialist ACE Winches said it has been awarded a spooling contract with Vard Group AS for Norway’s largest construction vessel.   The scope of work includes the spooling of two 3,

Fugro, US Army Corps of Engineers Ink Mapping Deal

Fugro has been awarded a photogrammetric and LIDAR surveying and mapping contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Missouri. The agreement

Nakilat Upgrades VSAT Service for LNG/LPG Fleet

Nakilat, the shipping arm of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas sector, has entered into a contract with Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.’s Emerging Markets Communications

Vessels

Delaware River Ship Arrivals Continue Gains in 2016

Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay President Dennis Rochford has announced the tristate port vessel arrival statistics for the first six months of 2016.

Fednav Welcomes Innovative Ballast System at Indiana Port

Fednav Limited, the largest international bulk shipowner in Canada, welcomed to the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, the Federal Caribou, one of seven new oceangoing

European Owners Lead in Buying Up Secondhand Tonnage

With European owners leading the pack in buying up vessels, the sale and purchase market appears to have been notably active in recent years, reveals Clarkson Research Services Limited.

Surveyors

Fugro, US Army Corps of Engineers Ink Mapping Deal

Fugro has been awarded a photogrammetric and LIDAR surveying and mapping contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Missouri. The agreement

Researchers to Visit ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Wreckage

Researchers from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners are set to visit what remains of two ships—a German U-boat and

RS Fosters Cooperation with Palmali

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and Palmali Shipping Company have signed a set of five-year agreements based on which RS will render the whole range

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.1425 sec (7 req/sec)