Ports of Auckland 2017-11-16T14:49:24+00:00

Ports of Auckland

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

Challenge

  • Auckland is a unique city with port facilities on both coasts
  • Waitemata Harbour on the east has hazards such as rock pinnacles in areas of otherwise deep water, a threat to the increasing number of passenger vessels visiting New Zealand. It also has a resident Bryde whale colony near its approach.
  • Manukau Harbour accommodates ships approaching from the west eliminating the need to travel around the North Cape of New Zealand to reach the city.
  • There is a dangerous bar crossing and long shallow water passages. Adding to the danger, local tidal currents are very strong making this harbor difficult to navigate.

Solution

  • Ports of Auckland have employed Vesper Marine’s Guardian:mark to help vessels circumvent the hazards and protected zones.
  • Installed atop Mt Victoria, a geographic high point within the city, it transmits 25 virtual AIS buoys which are visible over 50nm from the port.

Benefits

  • Safe navigation of commercial and recreational vessels on both sides of Auckland.
  • Guardian provides vessel tracking information for VTS operations at the port.

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.