Silver Ships and US Army Corps of Engineers Choose Furuno for Newest Research Vessel

Silver Ships and US Army Corps of Engineers Choose Furuno for Newest Research Vessel

Silver Ships and the United States Army Corps of Engineers have selected a comprehensive navigation and communication package for their new Endeavor-range vessel consisting of quality Furuno marine electronics.

The 49' mission-specific hydrographic vessel, TOBIN, is designed to allow researchers to survey rapidly-changing terrain in the Mississippi River's demanding waters. The vessel's Furuno electronics will assist them in carrying out their mission safely and efficiently.

The heart of the ship's navigation system is the NavNet TZtouch2 TZT2BB black box, paired with 19" and 24" multi-touch monitors. The large, crisp displays give the captain full access to the GPS/Chart Plotter, Ultra High-Definition Digital Radar from the DRS6AX, and reliable AIS (Automatic Identification System) information from the FA170. The Furuno SC70 Satellite Compass provides the entire system with highly accurate heading, position, and speed over ground information.

The communication system includes Furuno's award-winning FM8900S IMO VHF and the FS1575, Furuno's GMDSS 150W SSB (Single-Sideband) radio. This combination of VHF and SSB allows TOBIN to monitor all VHF transmissions and longer-range communication.

Furuno is proud to play an integral role in this impressive new build from Silver Ships for the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

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