Simrad equips Vane Brothers tugs

Leading US towing operator The Vane Brothers Company has begun fitting Simrad electronics suites aboard its newly commissioned tugs, beginning with the 3,000-horsepower Sassafras-class Fort Schuyler delivered by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in November 2015.

Designed and fitted by Rhodes Electronics out of Louisiana, the Fort Schuyler's intuitive Simrad 'glass bridge' display system is headed by multiple 19-inch monitors and powered by dual NSO evo2 marine processors. This consolidated interface provides easy access to Simrad Class A AIS, gyrocompass, AP70 autopilot solution, dual Halo™ Pulse Compression radar systems, and other essential equipment.

In early 2016, Rhodes Electronics delivered another comprehensive Simrad electronics package for The Vane Brothers' 4,200-horsepower Elizabeth Anne-class tugboat Elizabeth Anne. Fronting this installation is a total of five touchscreen monitors (three 19-inch and two 16-inch) powered by three NSO evo2 marine processors. This provides a glass bridge interface to a Simrad echosounder, gyrocompass, AIS, AP70 autopilot, dual radar system, and other on-board systems such as deck cameras.

The Navico commercial division offers a wide range of Simrad marine electronics to suit commercial applications aboard non-IMO and IMO SOLAS vessels. Our certified dealers and installers work with clients such as The Vane Brothers Company to create customised solutions incorporating the latest technology for any vessel and purpose.


8th Feb 2016