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  • 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.

  • FarSounder has received an order for four FarSounder-1000 Forward Looking Sonars from Wärtsilä Valmarine, a global supplier of ship navigation systems. The systems will be installed into new expedition cruise ships over the next couple of years.Nacos Platinum Bridge

    “FarSounder's ongoing receipt of multi-system orders from Wärtsilä Valmarine is a testament to the team's focus on advanced technological systems and integrations” reflected FarSounder’s CEO, Cheryl M. Zimmerman. “This has been integral in building a strong and synergistic working relationship with Wärtsilä Valmarine.”

    A heightened demand for safety in cruising through unknown waters has resulted in this order and many others for this state-of-the-art equipment. “Having trained personnel who understand and are able to service this latest technology is a great asset to our company,” said Helge Kvandal, Regional Sales Manager at Wärtsilä Valmarine.

    These polar-class cruise ships will have an advantage over others by having real-time 3D data that updates at every ping on their bridge. Along with this data advantage, this sonar system has no moving parts and retrieves images from over 1000m away. This will broaden the vessel’s exploration capabilities by allowing for safe navigation in waters otherwise thought of as impassable.

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