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America’s Cup

Guardian diverted over 100 ships passing through San Francisco port and prevented spectator boats entering the America’s Cup Race Course.

Challenge

  • America’s Cup is a 150 year old international sailing regatta with multiple races over a several month period every 4 years.
  • In 2013, it was held in San Francisco Bay, a major shipping port with over 100 ships passing through daily.
  • In 2017, it was held in Bermuda with a need to keep the large spectator fleet safely off the course.

Solution

  • Guardian marked the course boundaries with 25 virtual AIS buoys.
  • Depending on weather conditions, the course boundaries change for every race. The virtual marks are easy and quick to reconfigure to the new boundaries.

Benefits

  • Keeps spectator boats at a safe distance from the course.
  • The course is visible to commercial ships to help them chart an alternative course.
  • The America’s Cup was a great success both in San Fransisco in 2013 and Bermuda in 2017.

Perenco

After several near misses around oil and gas platforms in Cameroon. Guardian now protects forty-four platforms, seven hazard areas and permitted anchorage areas.

New York Power Authority

After two anchor strike incidents, New York Power Authority implemented the Guardian solution to protect power cables across Long Island Sound.

Shell Todd Oil Services

Guardian protects the offshore gas field near Taranaki by providing visibility of the platform infrastructure to tankers and supply ships on their navigation systems.

CGG

CGG survey vessels tow submerged cables covering a moving 1 square km zone. Guardian marks the moving perimeter of the towed cables for 11 survey vessels.

Fugro

3 Fugro vessels engaged in marine search operations of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-370 were kept safe by Guardian marking the changing search zone.

America's Cup

Guardian diverted over 100 ships passing through San Francisco port and prevented spectator boats entering the America’s Cup Race Course.

Repsol

The constant flow of crew and supply vessels around Repsol’s 14 oil and gas platforms in the Caribbean now navigate safely with Guardian.

Ports of Auckland

Guardian helps safe navigation of commercial and recreational vessels around natural hazards and marine life colonies at the ports of Auckland.

Bay of Plenty

After New Zealand’s worst environmental disaster, Guardian now provides visibility of 7 dangerous reefs.

Environment Southland

Guardian clearly marks Tarapunga Rock, a dangerous natural hazard, for 80 cruise ships visiting the Doubtful Sound every year.