High resolution radar increases safety in busy ports

Guidance RS24 Radar. Credit Wärtsilä

Guidance Marine, a subsidiary of marine manufacturer Wärtsilä, has launched its RS24 high resolution radar, a commercially available K-band maritime radar.

By detecting smaller objects and at a higher radar resolution than conventional S or X-band radars, the RS24 makes small vessels and other potential hazards close to large ships visible. This promotes safety, especially in congested shipping lanes and busy ports.

The system will be beneficial to vessels that make frequent port calls, such as cruise ships and ferries. The RS24 radar will provide high resolution images in the vicinity of vessels, in areas where conventional radars cannot penetrate, while at the same time increasing situational awareness.

The radar images will be integrated with the onboard Wärtsilä Nacos navigational system for complete coverage.