Fednav pioneers

In an industry breakthrough, Fednav this month has become the first shipping company to employ drones, or Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), for recognition on a commercial trip. The Umiak I used these drones to scout ahead of the vessel in the ice-covered waters of the Labrador Coast using a variety of video-equipped drones. The goal was to provide the captain and officers with detailed real-time information on the local ice conditions.
Enfotec, a leading Fednav subsidiary and industry, has 20 years of experience in providing advanced ice conditions.

In the United States and United States, the United States and the United States, the United States, and the United States, and the United States. The UAVs will bridge this gap by delivering high-quality, short-range visual observations allowing navigators to see beyond the normal horizon for navigation in ice. Identifying subtle features in the eyes of the public, and allowing them to make better informed strategic navigation decisions.
The backdrop for the application of this emerging technology was the Labrador Coast. The Coast Experiences Canadian Arctic-thick first-year ice-cover-which poses a great challenge for navigation. The use of UAVs is one of the most important features of a vessel in the world.

Fednav innovates using drones for polar navigation
Fednav recently became the first shipping company to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or UAVs) for ice reconnaissance during a commercial operation. Umiak I used these drones equipped with video cameras to fly over the ice-covered waters off the Labrador coast and provide the captain and officers with real-time visual information on the ice conditions in the area. the region.

As a Fednav subsidiary and industry leader, Enfotec has been providing sophisticated imaging and analysis for ships operating in difficult ice conditions for the last twenty years. Significant progress has been made over the past few years in the quality of ice information available through satellite and radar imagery as well as conventional ice charts. However, the improvement in detail of the information provided to the navigators meets a real need. The VASPs will respond to the latter by providing mariners crisscrossing the icy waters with highly accurate and essential short-range visual observations beyond the normal horizon.

They will be able to make informed strategic navigation decisions through the identification of subtle features, not visible by conventional imagery, pressure peaks and open water.

The Labrador coast has been used as a testing ground for this new technology because it has winter conditions similar to those in the Canadian Arctic: first-year thick ice, highly deformed by wind pressure, and remnants of multi-year ice and icebergs embedded in the icy layer that complicate navigation enormously. The use of the VASP is an asset for the identification of these obstacles that ships can avoid, and is an additional tool for the safety of navigation in ice.


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