HMS Enterprise Visits London

June 21, 2019 – Royal Navy hydrographic ship HMS Enterprise is making a rare visit to London. Whilst berthed in the Capital the Echo-Class Multi Survey Vessel, usually based in Plymouth, will carry out ceremonial roles as well as providing the public with an opportunity to get onboard. Amongst those roles is the Ceremony of the Constables Dues at the Tower of London on Monday 24th June. This ancient custom originated in the 14th Century in the reign of King Richard II who decreed that any large navy vessel passing…

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KONGSBERG Technology Chosen for new South African Navy Survey Ship

February 26, 2019 – Kongsberg Maritime, through its Cape Town-based business partner Unique Group, has been selected to deliver a cutting-edge integrated hydroacoustic and bridge system technology package for The Replacement of the SA Navy Hydrographic Capability Project. KONGSBERG technology will be used on a state-of-the-art new Hydrographic Survey Vessel being built by Southern African Shipyards (SAS) in Durban. Due for delivery in 2022, the new 95 metres long, 17.5 metres wide ship is billed as one of the most complex vessels to be built in South Africa and will…

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Hydrographic vessel of the Pacific Fleet delivered fuel and food to remote Pacific Fleet garrisons

January 31, 2019 (Google Translation) – For several days the ship GS-269 of the hydrographic service of the Troops and forces in the North-East of Russia was engaged in cargo delivery, replenishment of fuel, water and food supplies, as well as delivery of additional equipment necessary for the life of the Pacific Fleet’s garrisons. The hydrographic vessel made a planned rotation of the fleet personnel, which ensure the functioning of the facilities of the airfield of the Kurile Island of Matua. The duty shift of the airfield maintains constant control…

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First Project 23040G, Georgy Zima, Begins Sea Trials

October 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – he main large hydrographic boat (BGK) of project 23040G “Georgy Zima”, built at the shipbuilding enterprise “Plant Nizhegorodsky Teplokhod” for the hydrographic service of the Navy of Russia, began testing in the Gulf of Finland. It is planned that after completion of all stages of testing, BGK “Georgy Zima” will be accepted into the Navy by the end of 2018. In the near future, the first serial (second in line) BGK of project 23040G Aleksandr Evlanov will arrive in Lomonosov, whose crew will also…

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Nearly 36,000 nautical miles traveled by Beautemps-Beaupré on a hydrographic mission

Google Translation Starting on January 15th in Brest, the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) will soon be returning to its base port after a 9-month deployment in the Indian Ocean. At the end of this mission, the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building worked in the Arabian Gulf, in the Southern Indian Ocean and in the approaches of Djibouti and will have traveled nearly 66,000 kilometers. In total, 2 terabytes of data were collected by the Atlantic Hydrographic and Oceanographic Group. The work carried out has two main objectives: to improve…

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