Sonardyne Ranger 2 Chosen for Russian Salvage Vessel

By Marine Technology Reporter
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Pro will be installed on new build MPSVs, like the one modeled above, for complex underwater positioning and DP station keeping operations.

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 acoustic positioning technology has been selected by Transas for use on two new build ice-class multi-purpose salvage vessels (MPSVs, the project is developed by Marine Engineering Bureau) commissioned by the Russian Ministry of Transport. The vessels are currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Germany and will each be fitted with dual Ranger 2 Pro systems. In conventional Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) operating mode, Ranger 2 calculates the position of a subsea target, such an ROV or towfish, by measuring the range and bearing from a vessel-mounted transceiver to an acoustic transponder fitted to the target. By interfacing it to a dynamic positioning system, Ranger 2 can be used to simultaneously help maintain the vessel’s own position. In Pro configuration, Ranger 2 adds support for Long and Ultra-Short BaseLine (LUSBL) acoustic positioning. The technique uses a network of transponders deployed on the seabed to offer precision and repeatability and is widely used for applications where maintaining a reliable vessel position is a critical operational requirement.

(As published in the March 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

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

New Products

Vesper Marine Debuts New AIS Transponder

Marine safety products manufacturer Vesper Marine has released a new Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS), the XB-6000. The black box transponder includes

Damen ASD Tug for Sharjah Ports

Sharjah Ports Authority, has taken delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2411, named Al Luolo’ Aya. His Excellency Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman

ITF Seafarers’ Trust Launches Shore Leave 2.0

Press release - The ITF Seafarers’ Trust is launching an enhanced version of its free Shore Leave app – the first app designed to help seafarers looking for reliable transport when in port.


Lightering Operations Begin for Sunken Lake Barge

Lightering operations has begunn for the  tanker barge Argo sunken in Lake Erie as Unified Command responders took advantage of a favorable weather window, the U.

British Forces Assist Stricken Cruise Liner

Military assets deployed in support of Falkland Island government in cruise ship rescue. In support of the Falkland Island Government, British forces based in

Guang Jun Collides with Ji Xin 9 in Taiwan Strait

The Guang Jun and the Ji Xin 9 were in collision on Nov 14, 2015, at 3 a.m. near Nanpeng island off Shantou in the Taiwan Strait.    According to the report,


Wärtsilä Design for Offshore Vessel Conversion

Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the 'Viking II', for use as a hotel vessel.

South Korean Orders for MacGregor's Pusnes Deck Machinery

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders for a series of Pusnes deck machinery packages for various shipowners. The Pusnes equipment has been specified

First Cruise Ships Dock at Abu Dhabi’s New Stopover

Abu Dhabi Ports─the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate―has started welcoming cruise liners at Sir Bani Yas Island,

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
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: 0.0621 sec (16 req/sec)