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After several years of development, US-based marine electronics manufacturer FarSounder has introduced its new generation of navigation sonars at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show—the FarSounder-500 (able to detect target 500 meters away) and FarSounder-1000 (for targets 1000 meters away).
At the Monaco Yacht Show in September, Thomas Mercer revisited its history. In conjunction with Andrew Winch Design, the 130-year-old company launched the stunning Thomas Mercer “Classis” clock. Classis (Latin for fleet) makes reference to the history of navigation’s most important voyages of discovery.
Several leading security experts have questioned whether superyacht shipyards are taking maritime security seriously enough when recommending the specification of new build projects. Furthermore, they state that little is being done to ensure the appropriate systems are in place to help guarantee safety on board in the future, following recent reports that the global piracy situation remains highly problematic.
Applied oceanography specialist Tidetech presented the results of a recent route optimization trial with a major cruise line at the Green Ship Technology (GST) conference in Copenhagen in March. Company managing director Penny Haire said the trial had been successful and significant fuel savings had been demonstrated through the use of ocean current data.
The Mayans were not navigators of the seas, but they lived under the night sky and observed the movements of the stars and passed on knowledge generation to generation. They invented the “zero,” made sophisticated calculations, created a calendar and predicted celestial events, like eclipses far into the future. The Polynesians were the master mariners of history. Two thousand years before Europeans ventured across the Western Ocean, they navigated thousands of miles of open Pacific, with their entire families, to find tiny islands by the declination of stars.