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Navigation package for Crowley LNG container ships

Furuno has completed the delivery of a range of navigation systems to two new Crowley Maritime Corp LNG-powered Commitment class ConRo (combination container and Roll-On/Roll-Off) vessels, the El Coquí and Taíno.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The two 219.5m purpose-built vessels, constructed by VT Halter Marine in Mississippi, US, are powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will operate between the United States and Puerto Rico.

Each has a capacity of 26,500 dwt and is designed to transport containers ranging from 20-foot standard size to 53-foot high-capacity units.

The Furuno package delivered to the ships includes ECDIS, autopilot, BNWAS, VDR and GMDSS, as well as multiple DGPS, satellite speed logs, depth sensors, NAVTEX, and other sensors and data displays.

The FMD3200 ECDIS will form the centre of the navigation system, connected to a track control unit that coordinates the ship’s exact position along a programmed route via the FAP3000 autopilot

Redundancy for the system has been built-in through the use of multiple ECDIS installations, integrated with radar, differential GPS and other systems.

The entire network is connected to the ship’s Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS), providing ongoing monitoring at the helm, as well as a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) to collect and record data from these and other onboard sensors.{/mprestriction}

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