NZDF Hydrographers Survey Cavalli Islands

October 5, 2018 – Twelve New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) hydrographers are currently surveying the equivalent of 11,200 rugby fields around the Cavalli Islands off Northland. The 10-week training survey, which started in early September and aims to cover about 113 square kilometers, will enhance the hydrographers’ skills in generating military charts. “The survey tests the skills of our hydrographic surveyors in generating military charting overlays,” Lieutenant Commander Dan Wierenga, who leads the NZDF’s Military Hydrographic Group, said. “Our military hydrographers provide vital information for NZDF ships to operate safely…

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Farewell to HMSML Gleaner

HMSML Gleaner, the Royal Navy’s smallest ship and with a crew of just eight sailors, has decommissioned at Devonport Naval Base after 35 years of service. HMSML Gleaner – Her Majesty’s Survey Motor Launch – began her career as the Royal Navy’s Inshore Survey Vessel in 1983. Since then she has operated in the majority of ports around the UK ensuring that safety of navigation is maintained. Gleaner has also deployed outside of the UK to the Netherlands and Channel Islands and has the unique distinction of being one of…

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Survey vessel Gorizont completed her cruise in the Arctic

On September 30, having successfully completed research tasks in the Arctic sea zone, the Northern Fleet survey vessel Gorizont returned to the base in Mishukovo. Over a month, hydrographers have been carrying out comprehensive oceanographic research to support the marine activities of the Russian Federation at the Barents and Kara Seas. The experts gathered information for specifying maps, guides and manuals for navigation. Hydrographic activities of the Northern Fleet in 2017 are to be continued by the vessel Senezh.

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Hydrographic surveys for MCA in the Shetland Islands

MMT has since 2006 been one of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency´s Civil Hydrography Programme survey providers of high resolution multi-beam bathymetry, providing hydrographic data for updating nautical charts for safe navigation and efficient maritime transport. Currently MMT UK, based in Banbury Oxfordshire, is undertaking two hydrographic surveys in the Shetland Islands on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. One survey runs from Yell to Unst and is a 45 day survey running along the coastlines. The other survey is a 90 day survey from Yell to Lerwick and…

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