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Bay of Plenty

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

Challenge

  • In 2011, MV Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef in the Bay of Plenty, spilling its containers and 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel.
  • It was the worst maritime environmental disaster in New Zealand.
  • There are seven reefs in the Bay of Plenty and the New Zealand Government needed to ensure such an incident would never be repeated.

Solution

  • Guardian was chosen to mark all seven reefs in the Bay of Plenty.
  • The solution employed virtual AIS buoys to comprehensively mark the reefs for vessels to see on their navigation systems.

Benefits

  • Vesper Marine’s solution provides complete visibility of all seven reefs to marine traffic.
  • This has greatly enhanced marine safety in the Bay of Plenty.

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.