Navigation package for newest PLA vessel
Wed, 04 September 2013
Navigation equipment manufacturer Consilium UK has been appointed to supply the full bridge navigation package to Manor Marine, for the Port of London Authority’s new mooring maintenance vessel built at Portland.
Phil Such of Consilium UK said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to design and install the navigation equipment for this innovative new vessel, against strong competition among other suppliers. We have enjoyed working with the PLA’s and Manor Marine’s engineers and operational managers, to identify the best equipment needed for the vessel.”
The package of equipment is required to meet international shipping regulations for vessels of over 400gt and also supports and informs the master in a very wide range of vessel operations, including salvage, crane operations and plough dredging.
The PLA’s navigation systems engineer Garry Shaw said: “My operational and engineering colleagues at the PLA have worked hard to identify the right level and quality of equipment needed for our new ship. We are delighted that Consilium UK has put together such an effective and comprehensive package, which not only includes the system itself but also provides for future support, with optimum operability and availability at affordable through-life costs.”
The design work for the navigation systems is now underway, to ensure that the package meets all appropriate international radio and Lloyd’s Register regulations.