FURUNO Doppler sonar DS-60 provides accurate, real-time information of ship’s motion and water speed for safe berthing and docking operations.
The DS-60 is a precision, 3-axis Doppler Sonar designed to output the required information for berthing and docking operation of vessels. It complies with IMO MSC.36(63), MSC.96(72), A.694(17) and A.824(19), designed for the vessels of 50,000 GT and greater, such as container vessels, VLCC and other tankers.
The DS-60 provides accurate information of ship’s speed over a wide range. Speeds are detected relative to the ground or water for both fore-aft and port-starboard directions. The measurement capability at dead slow speed is vital for precise docking of huge tankers to oil loading/unloading facilities, as well as safe navigation in narrow channels or straits. Operation at high speed assists economical cruising in open seas.