1. Early Warning
WaveVision is a vital tool to protect from large or obstructive waves.
It can be used with most navigational x-band radar to identify and monitor waves above a specified threshold that can impact assets or operations. With a 1 km range, sigma S6 WaveVision lets you see and track a large wave before it becomes a problem.
Have advance warning of large waves so personnel can operate more safely and avoid damage or loss of gear.
Deck personnel fishing in adverse sea conditions can get advance warning from the bridge if waves above a specified height are inbound, so deck activity can be suspended until the wave passes.
3. Cargo Loading Operations
Vessels can remain engaged while cargo transfer may be temporarily suspended until conditions improve.
Crane operators or safety personnel can monitor sigma S6 WaveVision for waves that may impact transfer of cargo between vessels and alert the transfer supervisor of waves above the safety limits.
4. Warnings While Steaming
Reduce the likelihood of injury to personnel or damage to the vessel.
While steaming with no personnel on deck, the mate can set wave height thresholds within sigma S6 WaveVision to sound an alert for waves above the specified height parameters. The mate can then issue a general warning, advising personnel to brace and/or allow time to adjust ship speed or heading to lessen impact.
5. Search & Rescue
Improve overall rescue operations and reduce the likelihood of injuries.
During rescue operations, team leaders can use sigma S6 WaveVision to monitor waves in the area and communicate with SAR technicians to visually and quickly identify periods of relative calm or ‘quiet periods’ and advise personnel when launching a small rescue craft or recovering victims.
6. Quiet Period Monitoring
Operate in heavy seas safely and efficiently with visibility of waves outside prescribed operating limits to prevent injury or damage.
Crane operators or supervisors responsible for deployment of equipment and/or divers can set the transect line function to visually identify ‘quiet periods’ in the wave field. The operator can then suspend work until it is safe to resume, and time operations during the safest period.