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JUL 2018

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Page 37 of 44 July 2018 | ST 37 Sonar Refit For Superyacht Marel Electronics, FarSounder's dealer in Greece, commissioned a FarSounder-500 on a refit project of a 120-m superyacht. Marel was contracted to supply, connect, inte- grate and commission the system. Chalkis Shipyard in Greece mount- ed the sonar directly on the hull per the drawings provided by the ship's naval architect with the guidance and assistance of FarSounder. Bridge officers expect this to increase the ship's safety when ap- proaching coastal shallow-water areas. Up to now, they had to rely on tenders and divers to check the seabed and waters ahead. Climbing Robot for Mooring Chain Inspection A robot designed to hook onto, and scale up and down, large moor- ing chains, both subsea and in the air—with a nondestructive testing (NDT), ultrasonic imaging system on board that scans for critical de- fects—has undergone successful field trials. It will identify issues such as fatigue cracking. The groundbreaking climbing robot, RIMCAW (Robotic Inspec- tion of Mooring Chains in Air and Water), is the result of a year-long project that secured funding from Innovate UK, the government agen- cy behind finding and driving the innovations that will grow the U.K. economy. It is being delivered by collaborative partners Computer- ised Information Technology Ltd., Innovative Technology and Science Ltd., London South Bank University and TWI Ltd. Multibeam Sonar For Stonehenge Josh Gates from the Travel Chan- nel series "Expedition Unknown" traveled to Great Britain to explore the origins of Stonehenge. From high in the air to deep under the sea, he found an unexpected net- work of monuments that could have inspired one of history's most mysti- cal locations. Teledyne BlueView's 3D multi- beam scanning sonars were used to find and map what is believed to be the original inspiration for Stone- henge. A video clip is available at Team Collaboration Software On the Rise in Shipping Software company SEDNA Sys- tems (SEDNA) has reported a major uptake in the use of team collab- oration and transaction manage- ment software by shipping com- panies. SEDNA predicts 2018 will be a breakthrough year in the wid- er adoption of these tools. Using cloud-based technology, 4.35 mil- lion messages were sent in 2017, and early evidence in 2018 indi- cates further rapid growth. According to Bill Dobie, found- er & CEO of SEDNA, this trend is set to have a transformative impact marine electronics

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