BP Vessel Pioneers Grounding Avoidance System

3 June 2009 (Last Updated June 3rd, 2009 18:30)

Shipyard Drydocks World-Dubai has trialled a grounding avoidance system on a BP Shipping oil tanker. The installation of the system on the British Tenacity is an industry first. The system is a three-dimensional, forward-looking sonar system, which identifies obstacl

Shipyard Drydocks World-Dubai has trialled a grounding avoidance system on a BP Shipping oil tanker.

The installation of the system on the British Tenacity is an industry first.

The system is a three-dimensional, forward-looking sonar system, which identifies obstacles in the water column up to a range of 1km.