E-navigation and advanced radar gain momentum on the bridge

By: 

Martyn Wingrove

Passenger Ship Technology

Wärtsilä, Sperry Marine and Raytheon Anschütz have advanced their bridge technology, while passenger ship operators can add extras such as FarSounder’s echosounder or ChartCo’s ECDIS overlays...

...Farsounder’s forward looking sonar can be included in integrated bridge systems. It enables navigators to see what is in front of them underwater in 3D and in real-time. Farsounder’s technology can reach up to 1,000 m in front of the ship and can detect icebergs, reefs, shipping containers, large whales and other navigation obstructions.

Sonar images and can be overlaid on S57 and S63 nautical charts.​ Farsounder said this closes any gaps in navigation information for bridge teams. Ships can use this information to explore new areas and poorly charted or uncharted waters safely while avoiding any dangerous obstacles that may be in the water column.

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