Rutter Inc. is pleased to announce that Viking Ice Consultancy selected the sigma S6 Ice Navigator™ system for installation on the Magne Viking, the first vessel to comply with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Polar Code approved by DNV GL. This is a significant achievement for both companies to ensure safety and compliance while in operating in the Arctic.
Rutter Inc. is pleased to announce that Crystal Cruises has selected the sigma S6 Small Target Surveillance (STS) and Ice Navigator™ systems for the planned Arctic summer cruise in 2016 of the Crystal Serenity. This summer’s voyage will be the world’s first luxury cruise liner to sail..
The ability of X-band radar to differentiate young ice from second stage thin first-year ice (SST-FYI) is investigated.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), local states, and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) routinely respond to oil spills during the winter months in the Great Lakes areas. Increasing vessel and barge traffic raises the risk for additional accidental discharges.