GEAR | Kongsberg to supply sonar equipment for new Scottish trawler

Kongsberg Maritime will be supplying a portfolio of Simrad sonar equipment for a new 75-metre pelagic trawler currently under construction at Karstensens Skibsværft in Skagen, Denmark.

Commissioned in partnership by Scottish fishing companies Northbay Fishing and Wiseman Fishing, the new vessel – to be called Artemis – will be based in Banff.

Scheduled for delivery in June 2022, the vessel will be equipped with Simrad ST94, SN93 and CS90 fishfinding sonars, providing a range of omnidirectional and targeted fish location and tracking options across multiple frequencies.

Artemis will also be fitted with a Simrad ES80 split-beam echosounder and fishfinder, FS70 third-wire trawl sonar to monitor net opening and fishing conditions, and the PX Multicatch trawl monitoring system.

A Kongsberg Maritime MRU-S Motion Reference Unit will provide an accurate picture of roll, pitch, yaw, and heave motion for enhanced sonar stabilisation, enabling a steady image of the target fish shoals even in rough weather conditions.

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