Nautronix To Supply DP System For USCG WLB

Nautronix, Inc. was awarded a contract to supply a dynamic positioning system for the second 225-ft.

(69-m) Sea Going Buoy Tender (WLB) for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The vessel will be built by Marinette Marine Corp. of Marinette, Wis.

The contract provides the USCG with an ASK 4000 system for the first option vessel. Nautronix has delivered two dynamic positioning systems to Marinette for the first WLB shipset and a mockup.

Additionally, Nautronix has delivered the first Coastal Buoy Tender (WLM) dynamic positioning system.

The vessel's functions are to conduct missions in aids to navigation, search and rescue, law enforcement and national defense.

The buoy tenders are also designed with the capability to make a significant contribution to marine environmental protection. The Nautronix ASK 4000 system will enable the WLM and WLB class ships to maintain position over a fixed point on the earth alongside floating aids to navigation and follow a predetermined track. The system also operates as an adaptive autopilot.

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