Volvo Ocean Race 2018-05-10T12:46:25+00:00

Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race uses Guardian technology to make In-Port races and Leg starts a lot safer for spectator boats.

Challenge

  • Volvo Ocean Race, one of sailing’s biggest events, attracts the world’s best sailors, who travel 45000 nautical miles touching 6 continents and stopping in 12 landmark cities.
  • In-Port Races held at each host city, are a huge spectator draw and VOR needed a solution to make the In-Port Races safer for spectator boats.

Solution

  • Guardian’s Protect solution was used to establish a no navigation zone for spectator boats around the course.
  • As a result spectator and official vessels could see their positions relative to the protection zone on their navigation displays.
  • In case vessels stray into the zone, alert messages are sent proactively directly to the vessel’s on-board electronic display to keep off the course.

Benefits

  • Guardian technology from Vesper Marine allows fans around the world to enjoy the In-Port Races from the best spectator seats in the house – on the water.
  • In case of changing conditions, the course boundaries can be easily moved in real time.
  • As the system is cloud based, the hardware can be easily moved from one host city to the next while the protection zone is remotely configured from Volvo Ocean Race global headquarters in Alicante.

Watch the demo

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.

Hawke's Bay

Guardian helps safe navigation of vessels around the Pania reef at the entrance of New Zealand’s busy Napier Port.

Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race uses Guardian technology for protection zones in In-Port Races to enhance the safety of spectator boats.