Marel Electronics, FarSounder’s dealer in Greece, recently commissioned a FarSounder-500 on a refit project of a 120m superyacht. Marel was contracted to supply, connect, integrate, and commission the system. Chalkis Shipyard in Greece mounted the sonar directly on the hull per the drawings provided by the ship’s naval architect under the guidance and with the assistance of the FarSounder technical team.
“With a FarSounder-500 aboard, bridge officers expect to increase the ship’s safety when approaching coastal shallow water areas” said Kyriakos Alexopoulos of Marel Electronics. “Up to now, they had to rely on tenders and divers to check the seabed and waters ahead.” Navigating officers who use the FarSounder-500 are able to see a live, intuitive, 3D image of what is beneath the surface ahead of the ship. As an additional safety measure, operators can set automated alarms to be alerted of danger before it is too late.
Whether a new build or refit, all vessels can be equipped with this technology. The FarSounder 3D Forward Looking Sonar with no moving parts is a simple addition during the refit process and integratable with many bridge systems. To learn more about this refit project, Marel Electronics will be exhibiting at Posidonia 2018. They will be pleased to share their experiences with this innovative technology.