Sonardyne Mini-Ranger 2 Aids Eggers’ UXO Clearance in Baltic Sea

Marine salvage specialists, Eggers Kampfmittelbergung GmbH, has completed its first project using underwater acoustic tracking technology supplied by Sonardyne International, UK, during an operation to dispose of unexploded ordnance lying off the German coast in the Baltic Sea.

The Mini-Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system was used to track divers as they surveyed the seabed, recording the location of potential targets before clearing the area of metal objects and old ammunition.

For its first mission using Mini-Ranger 2, Eggers deployed their USBL system from a survey barge moored 500 meters off the coast. Specialist clearance divers were each equipped with a Sonardyne WSM 6 transponder attached to their back, whilst over the side of the barge, a HPT 3000 acoustic transceiver was deployed on a pole.

Jan Wommelsdorff, managing director at Scholz Ing.-Buero GmbH, Sonardyne’s German agent, said, “Egger’s decision to invest in Mini-Ranger 2 was made only after a detailed comparison of its capabilities against competing USBL technologies. Now after using it for the first time, it’s clear that the system will indeed increase the speed and efficiency of Egger’s underwater operations in North Sea and Baltic Sea as well as inshore.”

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Dec 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition

The theme for this conference is “Building on Today’s Efficiencies for Tomorrow’s Market.” This will be the basis for the technical agenda…

read more >

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018

WFES will also hold its annual conference, which sees international government and business experts come together to discuss critical global…

read more >

HYPACK 2018

This training event will offer instruction on the newest features of HYPACK® 2018 as well as comprehensive training for both novice…

read more >

8th Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power Summit

The Myanmar Oil and Gas Summit is the longest established Oil & Gas event in Myanmar. Every year the event is attended by government…

read more >