The new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research vessel recently launched by All American Marine features a full suite of Furuno marine electronics. Designated to serve the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary in Washington State, the 50 foot long twin-engine Teknicraft Design vessel will carry up to 18 personnel on board.
On the bridge, the ultra-stable semi-displacement catamaran features a Furuno TZTL12F MFD (multi function display) and TZ Pro, connected to a powerful solid-state DRS6ANXT radar.
Installed by Radar Marine in Bellingham, Wash., the ultra-fast 12 inch NavNet TZtouch2 display comes pre-loaded with all of the charts the crew will need for safe and reliable navigation in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) which includes 3,188 square miles of marine waters off the rugged Olympic Peninsula coastline. The sanctuary extends 25 to 50 miles seaward, covering much of the continental shelf and several major submarine canyons.
The NXT series of solid-state doppler radars provide the power and signal clarity needed by researchers to track hazardous targets. Furuno features such as Fast Target Tracking augment situational awareness at all times by tracking nearby vessels. Dual wide-screen monitors provide the displays for a dedicated PC running the intuitive and powerful TZ Pro software.
An SCX20 satellite compass stabilizes the vessel’s electronics by calculating and providing extremely accurate heading, pitch, roll, and heave information. Reliable communication with other nearby vessels is achieved with the inclusion of the LH5000 loud hailer, allowing the crew to instantly notify nearby ships of their presence regardless of limited visibility. It also includes the ability to immediately sound any of eight built-in, internationally acknowledged warning signals.