FarSounder, Inc. to Provide Advanced 3D Sonar Systems to High End Cruise Ship Industry Leader: New World Ship Management

Sounder, Inc., a provider of innovative 3D Forward Looking Marine Sonar Systems, signed a contract with New World Ship Management to supply navigation and obstacle avoidance sonar systems on the 340 foot long, 128-passenger Clipper Odyssey and the 330 foot long, 122-passenger Clipper Adventure.
"We are excited about the opportunity that this project brings to FarSounder", Chief Executive Officer Cheryl M. Zimmerman said. "With Clipper Cruise Line's voyages to remote parts of the world, this gives us the opportunity to operate our systems in all sorts of marine conditions and environments while helping the vessels navigate through these harsh environments. It also gives our company broad exposure in numerous locales."
"The Clipper Adventurer is an oceangoing vessel equipped with an ice-strengthened hull for cruising in remote environments such as Antarctica." said Captain Gary E Welsh, VP Marine Operations of New World. "The FarSounder sonar will enable the crew to offer our passengers a closer approach, especially in poorly charted areas".
Used for obstacle avoidance and shallow water navigation, FarSounder FS-3 sonars are capable of generating a complete 3-dimensional image of the sea floor and in-water objects at navigationally significant ranges with a single ping. The small, lightweight sonar can be installed on new-builds or retrofitted into existing vessels. This new sonar technology revolutionizes marine navigation, especially in shallow areas. These systems overcome the traditional shallow water sonar limitations including multi-path and visualization of a clear, easy to understand 3D sonar image. The standard user interface software includes automated alarms, BSB chart plotting capabilities, and GPS, compass, and depth sounder display capabilities. Versions of the sonars can also be used on submarines, remotely operated vehicles (ROV) or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The technology is also appropriate for security and defense applications.
Clipper Cruise Line continues its tradition of offering comfortable, small-ship voyages to unique destinations throughout the world exploring extraordinary locales from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle, from the South Pacific to the Mediterranean, and domestic itineraries along both coasts of North America. The Clipper Odyssey was named "World's Leading Small Ship" in both 2001 and 2003.
After just returning from the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, FarSounder, Inc. will be exhibiting at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, LA from December 1st-3rd.
About FarSounder, Inc.: www.farsounder.com
About New World Ship Management: www.clippercruise.com