FarSounder Sonar on New Hapag-Lloyd Expedition Ships


Published Oct 24, 2017 5:15 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Germany-based, luxury cruise operator, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is including FarSounder-1000’s on its two new expedition class of ships. FarSounder is contracted to provide their longest range 3D Forward Looking Sonar - FarSounder-1000 - to these ships. These unique sonars will provide real-time data on what is ahead of the ships as they explore. The vessels and passengers will enjoy a heightened level of security when traveling into unknown waters.

The two sibling ships - HANSEATIC inspiration and HANSEATIC nature  - are state-of-the-art with latest cutting-edge technology and are set to sail the Arctic in the summer (Europe) and taking expeditions into the Antarctic in the winter (Europe). In addition, both ships will spend time exploring some more unconventional destinations including the Amazon, the Chilean fjords, the Azores and Cape Verde.

Due to such travels, it's important to have a keen awareness of what is in front of the ship underwater to ensure the safety of the ship. With a FarSounder-1000 leading the way, they will be able to maneuver through the water and see hazards as they approach including icebergs and coral reefs. FarSounder 3D sonars will provide them the reassurance necessary to explore new places safely. 

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