AIS Base Station Transas T214

Transas AIS Base Station is a state-of-the-art product ideally suited for the initial AIS base installations, for use as an additional sensor to the existing VTS centres, or in the national AIS networks.

Transas T214 AIS Base Station is fully compliant with the latest IALA Recommendations on Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) Shore Stations and networking aspects related to the AIS service (Recommendation A-124, v. 1.5).

T214 AIS Base Station is fully compliant with the following standards: IEC 62320-1, IEC 61993-2, ITU-1371-1, 2, ITU-R M.825-3, IEC-60945, IEC 60950, IEC 61162-1,2, ETS 301 489-1.

On May, 1 2007 Transas Ltd. obtained a “Declaration of Conformity” in line with the recently adopted International Standard for AIS Base Stations.

The accredited test laboratory BSH (Bundesamt for Seeshifffarht und Hydrographie) has successfully tested the Transas Base Station T214 against the International Standard IEC 62320-1 Ed. 1 (2007) and as a result has issued a “Declaration of Conformity” for the system.

  • Automatic identification of ships IMO number, MMSI, call sign and name
  • Reception of messages on coordinates, course, speed over the ground, heading, GNSS antenna position on the ship, ship length, width and draft via AIS radio data link from other ships, and output of this information to be presented on the AIS and VTS displays
  • Reception of data on the rate of turn, ship type, port of destination and time of arrival in this port, route plan, availability of dangerous cargo
  • Reception of static and dynamic data and binary messages
  • Reception and transmission of Safety Related text messages
  • FATDMA (Fixed Access Time Division Multiple Access) VDL access scheme according to 14.2.2 of IALA Recommendation A-124
  • Timeslot reservations for FATDMA access scheme ($--BCF and $--DLM sentences according to IALA Recommendation A-124)
  • Reception of differential GNSS (GPS) corrections from the GNSS reference station or radio beacon data link and their transmission via AIS channel
  • Assigning appropriate operating modes to the ship stations including the assigning of regions, frequencies, radiating power, slots, report­ing intervals, number of report
  • Transmitting vessel tracking data from radar tracking system to mo­bile AIS units via AIS VHF data links
  • External time synchronization ports (1PPS, Sensor)

Remote control and monitoring

AIS Base Station T214 can be controlled\monitored remotely through MAIN\AUX or TCP\IP presentation ports. The basic remote control func­tions are the follow:

  • Base Station reset
  • Channel Management
  • Special AIS zones management
  • Standard AIS Base Station diagnostics.

In addition to the standard control\diagnostic functionality, AIS Base Station T214 performs the following extended remote control functions:

  • Base Station power ON\OFF
  • Automatic selection of power source (Primary or Backup) without interruption of work
  • Internal temperature and fan status monitoring
  • Power supply status monitoring (current power source, voltage of primary and backup power sources)
  • Digital Input\Output control
  • Remote upgrade of Base Station firmware.

Equipment components:

  • Main unit
  • VHF antenna
  • GLONASS / GPS antenna
  • Set of assembly fasteners
  • Set of power and connecting cables
  • Software


  • GPS / GLONASS differential correction receiver
  • UPS unit

    Frequencies:156,025 - 162,025 MHz
    Frequency spacing:12,5; 25 kHz
    Modulation and baud rate:AIS - GMSK; 9600 baud
    Sensitivity:-107 dBm (25 kHz)
    -98 dBm (12,5 kHz)
    Adjucent channel selectivity:70 / 50 db
    Intermodulation suppression:74 db or more
    Co-channel selectivity:-10 db
    Carrier power:12,5 W; 2 W
    Power supply:220/24V 45-60Hz
    Operating temperature:-15°C...+55°C
    Storage temperature:-20°C...+70°C
    Permissible vibration:according to IEC60945
    Environmental conditions:IP21, according to IEC 60945
    Dimensions:482 × 422 × 133 mm
    Weight:11,6 kg






    Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems


    Cable winch Simbia SWL-4

  • Automatic dropping and hauling of the carrying cable of the trawl sounder simultaneously with dropping and hauling warps of the trawl.
  • Dropping, towing and hauling of autonomous underwater towing systems.
  • Possibility of using of single-strand carrying cable with external diameter ranging from 6.3 till 11.4 mm.
  • High speed of dropping and hauling of the cable.
  • Increased tractive effort during towing and hauling of the trawl.
  • Larger capacity of the drum for reeling of the cable.
  • Continuous control of the dropped cable length on the electronic display.
  • Installation of the winch on board of the vessel without foundation.
  • It is possible to use existing cable routes if SWL-4 is installed instead of "IGEK-SUPER", laying of additional cable is not necessary.

    Scope of supply:

    • Winch
    • Controller
    • Control unit
    • Rheostat
    • Spare parts with changeable gear


    • Transformer 380/220 V, 25 kW
    • Wheel unit
    • Indicator of length of wires


    (in comparison with cable winch IGEK-SUPER)
    Diameter of the cable KG-1 and capacity of the drum:
    Ø 6.3 mm
    Ø 8.8 mm
    Ø 9.4 mm
    Ø 11.4 mm
    8000 m
    4500 m
    4000 m
    2600 m
    5000 m
    2500 m
    Maximum speed of the trawl hauling:300 m/min180 m/min
    Maximum speed of the trawl dropping:580 m/min240 m/min
    Maximum tractive effort:2100 kgf1440 kgf
    Indicator of the dropped cable length:
    0.2 %
    audio and visual
    5 %
    audio and visual
    Power supply:380 V, 50 Hz, 3 phases380 V, 50 Hz, 3 phases
    Maximum consumed power:
    short-term mode
    unlimited mode
    usual trawling
    40 kW
    20 kW
    6-15 kW
    35 kW
    20 kW
    6-15 kW
    2570 × 1150 × 1020 mm
    1615 × 770 × 355 mm
    885 × 675 × 500 mm
    1810 × 1072 × 1440 mm
    1615 × 770 × 355 mm
    885 × 675 × 500 mm
    1550 kg
    230 kg
    2 pcs × 60 kg
    1500 kg
    230 kg
    3 pcs × 100 kg



    The Cospas-Sarsat System provides distress alert and location information to search and rescue (SAR) services throughout the world for maritime, aviation and land users in distress. The System is comprised of:

    • satellites in Low-altitude Earth Orbit (LEOSAR) and Geostationary Orbit (GEOSAR) that process and / or relay signals transmitted by distress beacons;
    • ground receiving stations called Local User Terminals (LUTs) which process the satellite signals to locate the beacon; and
    • Mission Control Centres (MCCs) that provide the distress alert information to SAR authorities.

    The Cospas-Sarsat System can detect and locate distress beacons that operate at 406 MHz. Satellite processing of old analogue technology beacons that transmit at 121.5 MHz ended on 1 February 2009.

    Cospas-Sarsat began tracking the two original types of distress radiobeacons in 1982. Specifically, these were:

    • EPIRBs (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons), which signal maritime distress; and
    • ELTs (Emergency Locator Transmitters), which signal aircraft distress

    More recently, a new type of distress radiobeacon became available:

    • PLBs (Personal Locator Beacons), are for personal use and are intended to indicate a person in distress who is away from normal emergency services

    Cospas-Sarsat is an element of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS). Automatic-activating EPIRBs are now required on International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) ships, commercial fishing vessels, and all passenger ships, are designed to transmit to a Rescue Coordination Centre a vessel identification and an accurate location of the vessel from anywhere in the world.


    Data interfaces and convertors


    Echosounders Furuno


    Echosounders Japan Marina Company (JMC)


    Echosounders SIMRAD

    Simrad has long been a pioneer in the development of combined marine electronics that display a range of data to allow the helmsman to view all necessary navigation information on one compact screen. As this technology has progressed, Simrad has been able to provide even more detail to the helmsman in order to create safer navigation and more enjoyable boating. The echo sounders are designed to cover your requirements whether you are a commercial fisherman, sports fisherman or you are looking for a reliable echo sounder for all around navigational use.


    Engine Room Simulator (ERS)

    The Engine Room Simulator has been developed for the education, training and assessment of engine department personnel, including officers in charge of watch, second and chief engineers.

    The wide application capabilities of the Transas ERS4000 simulator make it the correct solution for maritime colleges and academies, training centers, maritime authorities, crewing.

    Technical capabilities of the ERS4000 simulator and various combinations of control and monitoring modes ensure three main training levels as per the international requirements of the STCW’95 Convention:

    • familiarisation and study level;
    • watchkeeping procedures in the standard modes of the systems and equipment operation;
    • watchkeeping in the emergency modes with faults and failures available.
    The simulator has the following key advantages:
  • complete range of functions for education, training and assessment activities;
  • individual, group and team training under Instructor supervision or without it;
  • powerful Instructor Station capabilities;
  • high-level of modeling - behavioral realism;
  • ship-like equipment interface - physical realism;
  • user-friendly system design;
  • modular software structure open for customisation and future upgrades;
  • instructor training programs;
  • comprehensive courseware;
  • possible integration with Transas shiphandling simulator.


    • Basic physical and technical knowledge
    • Engine room equipment familiarisation
    • System layout and flow diagrams
    • Control, Automation, Alarm and Safety systems
    • Operational instructions
    • Watchkeeping procedures


    • Updating of seagoing engineering personnel
    • Educating specialists from other related qualifications
    • Refresher courses

    Assessment of competence:

    • Issue of qualification certificates
    • Diploma revalidation and qualification
    • Demonstration of professional competence

    Compliance with standards:

    ERS4000 meets the requirements of the STCW '95 Convention and Code. The simulator's scope of training objectives corresponds to the specifications of standard competence for engine department personnel as to Chapter III of STCW '95, IMO Model Courses 2.07; 2.08; 7.02; 7.04; and facilitates marine engineering training at the operational, management and support levels.

    Main engine and attendant subsystems:
  • Propulsion Remote control
  • Fresh water cooling system;
  • Sea water cooling system;
  • Lubrication system;
  • Fuel oil transfer system;
  • Fuel oil supply system;
  • Compressed air system;
  • Exhaust gas and turbocharger system;
  • Cpp control system, reduction gear, clutch and stern tube;
  • Combustion process in the cylinders ("Cylinder diagram").
  • Main engine control
    Ship electric power plant:
  • Diesel Generators (¹1 and ¹2);
  • Turbo Generator;
  • Shaft Generator;
  • Emergency Generator;
  • Shore Supply;
  • Main and Emergency Switchboards;
  • Consumers, Feeders, Earth monitoring etc.
  • Main switchboard elements
    Auxiliary systems:
  • Steam Plant;
  • Steam Turbine;
  • Steering Gear;
  • Bilge Water System;
  • Water Desalination Plant;
  • Fire system;
  • Fire Alarm station;
  • Fire Main system;
  • Fire CO2 system;
  • Provision Cooling system (Refrigeration Plant);
  • Air Conditioning system.
  • Provisions stores refrigeration plant

    All the three modules can be used independently of each other or jointly.
    Safety and Alarm system
    ERS4000 incorporates an up-to-date simulated ship alarm system with visual and acoustic signals and automatic logger, as well as a powerful Safety system with Slowdown and Shutdown functions. These systems are essential for the training of emergency situations and equipment failures on all types of Engine Room equipment.
    Alarm Panel

    Simulated hardware
    To simulate the vessel’s interior with greater realism and thus further improving the efficiency of training, ERS4000 can be supplied with full-size control consoles comprising built-in monitoring and control panels, as well as computers.
    The hardware consoles included in ERS4000 imitate:
  • integrated engine control room control desk;
  • main switchboard and emergency switchboard of the ship electric power plant;
  • engine room local control stations;
  • monitoring and control panels ensure inspection of the majority of simulator systems and their control;
  • alarm panels;
  • sound system imitating sounds and noises of all the major engine room devises, as well as alarm sound signals.
  • Propulsion plant control station
    All sets of ‘real’ consoles supplied with ERS4000 are provided with built-in computers connected to a local network, which ensures the full interactivity between all the components of the simulator.

    3D (Virtual Reality) Engine Room
    The 3D Engine Room is an innovative module included in the Transas ERS4000 simulator. With this module, users of the simulator can solve the following training tasks:
  • ‘3D Virtual Reality’ engine room area for familiarisation support;
  • system mnemonic diagrams and local control places
  • standard operation and advanced operation including troubleshooting;
  • familiarisation with engine room sounds.
  • 3D Virtual Reality

    Instructor workplace
    The ERS 4000 Instructor software supports:
  • exercise editor operation;
  • “briefing” mode;
  • “on-line control mode” for the simulator
  • class - monitoring of the exercise fulfilment and prompt instructor input;
  • exercises with scenarios;
  • slave monitor for monitoring the trainee’s performance;
  • “debriefing” mode - post-exercise analysis of trainee’s performance.
  • Instructor workplace
    The instructor program main window includes: simulator controls, data (parameters) monitor, list of current alarm system signals, events and actions monitor, current scenario window, trainee selection buttons.
    Instructor main window

    ERS 4000 SOLO (single-PC desktop system)
  • Designed for self-education, equipment familiarisation and knowledge refresher training
  • Run on standalone PC
  • Off-line Instructor functions include Exercise Editor and Debriefing
  • ERS 4000 SOLO
    ERS 4000 NETWORK CLASS (PC-based simulator class)
  • Designed for Group and Team training
  • Instructor control and monitoring
  • Up to 12 interactive Trainee workstations
    ERS 4000 FULL-MISSION ("Real" Engine Room Consoles supplied with the Trainee workstation)
  • Designed for professional hands-on simulator training, including advanced operation and troubleshooting tasks
  • "Real" simulated consoles with built-in monitoring and control panels
  • Panels are available for Ship's Diesel Propulsion Plant with Auxiliary systems and machinery and for Ship's Electric Power Plant
  • Full interaction between simulator software and hardware
  • Any combination of ERS4000 Network and Full-mission workstations

    Integration of Engine Room and Shiphandling Simulators
    Using the open architecture and modular design structure of its simulators, Transas has allowed for the integration of the ERS4000 Engine Room Simulator and Navi-Trainer 4000 shiphandling simulator into a single interactive training environment.
    The combined training of engineering personnel and deck officers in a single exercise solves the following tasks:
  • training of efficient and well-coordinated cooperation between the engine room and ship’s bridge crews as it is on the actual ship;
  • understanding of the complexity of all onboard equipment and interactions;
  • training in emergency situations;
  • advanced equipment familiarisation necessary due to the increased level of automation on modern ships, where more engine monitoring
  • and control devices are installed on the bridge (in accordance with the IMO ‘Watch 1’ standard).
  • NaviTrainer 4000 shiphandling simulator
  • maritime simulator centres and schools providing training for dual qualification specialists (navigator/engineer);
  • shipping companies arranging training for the ship’s crews.


    Globalstar offers a wide range of products and services, designed to support almost any voice or data communications application wherever you live, work or travel.

    Globalstar is an invaluable resource for businesses and individuals who require a host of communications services in remote areas outside the reach of cellular and modern landline telephone networks. Oil and gas companies, construction companies, government organizations, land and water based transport fleets, and many other business users now have within their reach modern and affordable solutions for most all communications needs any where in the Russian Federation. Current cellular communications subscribers will also never be out of touch with our single nationwide coverage area and our small dual mode GSM/Globalstar phones.

    All of Globalstar's digital mobile and fixed satellite communications services are fully integrated with terrestrial landline and mobile communications networks to provide connectivity from any point to any point from the southern most borders of Russia, out deep into the Pacific ocean, and across the Northern Maritime Route up to 74 degrees north latitude.

    Current services provided by CJSC GlobalTel include:

  • Mobile and fixed digital satellite telephony
  • Asynchronous data transfer services with a 9.6 kb/s throughput rate
  • Position location services
  • Globalstar/GSM inter-network roaming
  • Globalstar mode international roaming
  • Short Message Services (SMS)
  • "Mobile Internet 123"
  • Conference-Call
  • Satellite mail
  • FTP service
  • Fax-mail service (incoming) Since many of these services are bundled in equipment, with Globalstar you can send voice, data, position location, and other information from the convenience of one small handheld phone.

    The Globalstar system provides robust signal strength owing to the patented CDMA signal reception technology of path diversity, which avoids dropped calls by carrying the same signal in parallel on multiple satellites in view with the user in different directions. In contrast to other satellite communications systems, this innovative method ensures that in case of outdoors obstacles, blocking the path to one satellite, another satellite supports the signal on to the user with no interruption.

    GlobalStar offers three types of mobile satellite phones, made by Qualcomm, Telit, and Ericsson. Globalstar mobile phones are only slightly larger than traditional cellular phones and are very simple to use. These phones are multi-mode and have the ability to work with terrestrial GSM, AMPS networks, as well as the Globalstar satellite network, according to the location and requirements of the user.

    Telit SAT600Telit SAT600
    Globalstar/ GSM-900 terminal. Operation with GlobalTel or any Russian GSM operator's SIM-card. International Roaming in Globalstar and GSM-900 modes.
    Primary services:
  • Voice communication (Globalstar/ GSM -900)
  • Data transmission, 9.6 §Übit/§ã (Globalstar/ GSM-900)
  • Short Massage Service
  • Technical specifications:
    Operating modes:Globalstar/GSM 900
    Maximum output power:400mW (+26 dBm)
    Operating temperature:-10¡ã§³ to +55¡ãC
    Dimensions:160 x 55 x 35 mm
    Weight:340 g
    Stand-by time (Globalstar/GSM):10 / 95 h.
    Talk time (Globalstar/GSM):3,5 / 16,5 h.
    Battery:Li-Ion (1600 mAh)
    Display:4 §ç 12

    Supply set:
  • User Terminal
  • Battery charger
  • Accu battery
  • User Guide
  • Mobile user terminal Telit SAT550 Telit SAT550
    Globalstar/ GSM-900 terminal. Operation with GlobalTel or any Russian GSM operator's SIM-card. International Roaming in Globalstar and GSM-900 modes.
    Primary services:
  • Telephone communication in Globalstar mode and GSM-900 mode
  • Data transfer 9.6 kbps in Globalstar mode and GSM-900 mode
  • Short Message Service (SMS)
  • Dispatch monitoring application (with UT Telit SAT550) by means of SMS and modem AT commands through RS232 GSM interface (ETSI GSM 07.07., ETSI GSM 07.05) and supplementary Globalstar AT commands.

    Technical specifications:

  • Maximum transmit output power:400 mW (+26 dBm)
    Operating temperature:-10¡ã§³ to +55¡ãC
    Talk time (Globalstar/GSM): 3,5 h / 9.5 h
    Stand-by time (Globalstar/GSM): 7 h / 83 h
    Dimensions:220 x 65 x 45 mm
    Weight:420 g

    Supply set:
  • User terminal
  • Universal charger with set of line adapters
  • Battery
  • User guide in Russian
  • Mobile User Terminal QUALCOMM GSP1600 Qualcomm GSP-1600
    Globalstar/AMPS-800. Operation in AMPS-800 networks is provided by programming cellular subscriptions.
    Primary services:
  • Telephony in Globalstar/AMPS-800
  • Asynchronous Data Transfer 9.6 kbps
  • Position location
  • Technical Specifications:
    Maximum output power:+26 dBm
    Operating temperature range:-20¡ã§³ to +55¡ãC
    Talk time:3,5 h
    Stand-by time:7 h
    Menu language:Russian/English
    Dimensions:178§ç57§ç44 mm
    Weight:370 gr

    Supply Set:
  • User terminal
  • Charger
  • Battery
  • User handbook
  • Globalstar fixed user terminals provide immediate communications services for communities in remote locations and solutions for businesses operating in areas where terrestrial telephony systems is inadequate or non-existent (e.g. oil and gas, forestry, construction, maritime, mining, and remote private residences).

    Fixed user terminal Qualcomm GSP2800 Qualcomm GSP2800
    Primary services:
  • Voice communication in Globalstar mode
  • Asynchronous data transfer, 9.6 kbps
  • Position location through RS232 interface by means of Globalstar specific AT modem commands
  • Technical specifications:
    Maximum output power:+33 dBm
    Operating temperature range:-30¡ã§³ to +60¡ãC
    Power supply:11-16V, 3A
    Power consumption:25 W
    Dimensions:750x80x210 mm (with antenna)
    Weight:3.3 kg

    Supply set:
  • Radio unit (RAU)
  • Cross-box
  • Mounting kit
  • User guide
  • Power supply unit for §¡§´ GSP-2800
  • Fixed user terminal Ericsson FAU200 Ericsson FAU200
    Primary services:
  • Phone communication in Globalstar mode
  • Technical specifications:
    Maximum output power:+35 dBm
    Operating temperature range:-30¡ã§³ to +60¡ãC
    Power supply:48V, 1A
    Power consumption:max 100 W
    Dimensions:525x300x175 mm
    Weight:7,3 kg

    Supply set:
  • Radio unit
  • Power supply
  • Mounting units
  • User handbook
  • Heating device set (Thermo jacket) Heating device set (Thermo jacket)
    Globalstar mobile satellite user terminals operate at the temperature up to -30¡ã§³. Thermo jacket is designed for temperature range operation extension of fixed user terminals Ericsson FAU-200 & Qualcomm GSP 2800/2900 from -70¡ã§³ to +60¡ã§³. Thermo jacket is easily installed and does not need additional maintenance. It does not reduce user terminal functional characteristics. It does not need to be taken off during the summer period as it operates as a direct sun ray reflector and prevents overheating.

    Technical specifications:
    Power supply:30V
    Dimensions:270§ç250§ç100 mm (for FAU-200)
    230§ç230§ç100 mm (for GSP-2800)
    Weight:0.4 kg (for FAU-200)
    0.24 kg (for GSP-2800)

    Supply set:
  • Thermo jacket
  • Heater controller unit
  • Heater power supply unit (220 V AC, 50Hz)
  • Heater power cable
  • Car kit SAT551 for mobile terminal Telit SAT550 Car kit SAT551 for mobile terminal Telit SAT550
    Primary services:
  • Operated on most car models, 12V supply.
  • Optional GSM outdoor car antenna for dual mode operation in GSM/Globalstar modes.
  • Mobile terminal battery charge in cradle position.
  • Magnetic mounting of external unit on the car body without drilling the holes.
  • DT550 adapter supports asynchronous data transmission
  • Technical specifications:
    Maximum output power:2W
    Power supply:DC 12§£
    Operating temperature range:-10¡ã§³ to +50¡ãC
    Battery recharge time:180 min
    Antenna cable length:2 m
    Dimensions:220§ç90§ç40 mm

    Supply set:
  • Globalstar outdoor antenna unit on magnetic mounting with cable
  • Power amplifier unit with cable
  • Hands-Free Car Kit cradle
  • Hands-Free microphone
  • Hands-Free speaker
  • Car kit interface cables
  • User guide
  • Privacy handset
  • Marine user terminal Globalstar GSP2800Ì Marine user terminal Globalstar GSP2800Ì
    Primary services:
  • Phone communication in Globalstar mode
  • Asynchronous data transfer 9.6 kbps
  • Position location through RS232 interface by means of Globalstar specific §¡§´-commands
  • Russian River Register Admission
  • Russian River Register type approval
  • Technical specifications:
    Maximum output power:2W
    Operating temperature range:-30¡ã§³ to +60¡ãC
    Power supply:10,5 to 16 DC / 3A
    Power consumption:max 30 W
    Dimensions:750x120x216 mm
    Weight:4.5 kg

    Supply Set:
  • Radio unit
  • Wiring box
  • Mounting units
  • User handbook
  • Power supply for §¡§´ GSP-2800MR (220 V §¡§³,12-24 V D§³) with 3 m power cable
  • Marine phone
  • Combined Joint cable for GSP 2800 (waterproof, 20 m)
  • ICS Electronics Marine kit SAT550X ICS Electronics Marine kit SAT550X, SAT550XF
  • Marine kit SAT550X, SAT550XF is designed for installation on sea or river vessels as well as in Fixed ground based points
  • Battery charger for U§´ Telit SAT550
  • Extra outdoor antenna for GSM-900 cellular network
  • Data transmission (9.6 Kbit/ sec), SMS, Internet through external DT550 data adapter
  • FAX and SMS in GSM mode through external RS 232 connector (DB9)
  • Supports all services provided by UT SAT 550
  • RF River Register Permit
  • Technical specifications:
    Maximum output power:2 §£§ä (+33 dBm)
    Operating temperature range:For below deck equipment: 0¡ã§³ to +40¡ãC
    For above deck equipment: -30¡ã§³ to +50¡ãC
    Humidity:up to 95%
    Power supply:12-24 V
    Power consumption:10 W (max: 30 W)
    Weight:~1,0 kg + 0,8 kg (antenna)

    Supply set:
  • Set device (below deck equipment)
  • External antenna (above deck equipment)
  • Mast Antenna
  • Mounting units
  • User handbook
  • Globalstar Satellite Modem GSP1620

    Qualcomm GSP1620
    Primary services:
  • Asynchronous (Dialup), packet (§²§²§²) data transfer 9.6 kbps
  • Position location through RS232 interface by means of Globalstar specific §¡§´-commands
  • Availability of data and modem control port with possibility of either simultaneous or separate usage
  • Using standard software and compatibility with operating systems Windows 95/98/2000/NT, Macintosh OS, UNIX/Linux
  • Control by standard §¡§´-commands
  • Technical specifications:
    Modem dimensions:190x75x17 mm
    Modem weight:180 g
    Antenna dimensions:diameter - 103 mm, height - 63 mm
    Antenna weight:250 g
    Power supply:5.6 ¡Â 16 V /0.5 A

    Supply Set:
  • Modem board, user guide on CD or FD
  • Antenna
  • User handbook

    GMDSS Simulator (TGS)

    The TGS-4100 GMDSS Simulator is designed for training and examining seafarers for a General Operator Certificate (GOC) or Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC). The simulator can also be used as a component for training and examining seafarers for a Second-Class Radio Electronic Certificate.

    The TGS-4100 GMDSS Simulator includes one instructor workplace and up to 16 trainee workplaces operating under Windows 2000 or NT 4.0. A typical workplace consists of one standard PC. Each workplace can be supplemented with an additional PC used as a slave station (for telex terminals operations and/or control of all units). Up to two S.P.Radio handsets can be used at each workplace for radiotelephony. These handsets are connected to a Sound Blaster (located inside the PC) via a small connection box. Software and all data required for the simulator operation are stored on the file server.

    The Simulator fully complies with IMO Resolution A.703(17) and the latest requirements of the STCW Convention, and ensures correct and efficient operation of all the GMDSS equipment subsystems in the scope specified in IMO "Model Course 1.25".


    Workplace with a consoleThe instructor workplace also has the option of on-line monitoring of any trainee workplace, the main instructor PC or an additional PC, can be used for this purpose.


    The Transas GMDSS Simulators can be also integrated with Transas navigational bridge simulators.


    TGS 4000 GMDSS Console with an alarm panelEach trainee workplace can be supplemented with a TGS 4000 console including the real control panels of SAILOR System 4000 units VHF&DSC RT4822, MF/HF&DSC HC4500, Inmarsat-C H2095C, Battery Panel BP4680 and Alarm Panel AP4365.
    The console is connected to the PC via a COM-port interface. The trainee can control any of these units using actual control panels or the panels simulated on the PC screen.


    is the simulator's key element, providing the instructor with tools and facilities for total control over all stages of the simulator use.

    The instructor has the following capabilities:

    • Join the trainees in the training groups where each trainee is assigned parameters (identifiers) of a specific object (a ship or coast radio station)
    • Register the trainees, the registration of a list of any previously compiled groups; and to monitor the registration process
    • If required, switch any of the trainees from the group operation mode to the Standalone mode
    • Choose between SAILOR Compact 2000 and SAILOR Programme 4000 equipment
    • Monitor the "ether" in the process of the exercise conduct, at any of the frequencies used by the trainees in telephone mode, and intervene in their traffic
    • Introduce noise on the selected frequency
    • Set and promptly change the trainee ships' position, course and speed by using an electronic chart
    • Generate exercise scenarios and use these scenarios during the classes
    • Interrupt the conduct of an exercise at any time
    • View the current log containing the list of messages transmitted by using the DSC, radio telex, satellite communication systems (INMARSAT-A/B and INMARSAT-C), as well as some of the trainee actions; to view old logs
    • Edit the database of objects (ships or coast radio stations) and use it in the compilation of new groups
    • On-line monitoring of any trainee workplace

    Scenario editor

    Scenario editorWhen working with the simulator, the instructor can create various exercise scenarios. The generated scenario, after it has been started, will be automatically followed by the instructor workplace program sending the messages included in it to the trainee workplaces. The program provides the following capabilities:

    • To suspend the implementation of the scenario;
    • To block the trainees’ access to the instruments marked by instructor and to enter instrument faults;
    • To introduce a delay between the messages;
    • To send DSC format messages;
    • To send telex messages in INMARSAT-A/B system;
    • To send messages in INMARSAT-C system including messages in SafetyNet;
    • To send NAVTEX system messages;
    • To change the power supply parameters;
    • To prepare questions and run the examination in the GMDSS theory;
    • To send messages in radio telex mode (FEC);
    • To locate and activate SARTs;
    • To set model time;
    • To set geographic coordinates, course and speed for a ship;
    • To send messages containing text information to the trainee workplaces;
    • To interrupt the implementation of the scenario at any time;
    • To start several scenarios concurrently;
    • To monitor the completion of running scenarios

    Electronic chart features

    Electronic chart featuresDuring work, the instructor can use the electronic chart system included in the simulator. This option provides the instructor with the following capabilities:

    • to view any chart fragment on a suitable scale
    • to determine coordinates of any object plotted on the chart
    • to determine distance and bearing between any two points on the chart
    • to promptly alter the trainee ships’ coordinates, course and speed
    • to obtain brief information on any trainee ship
    • to use the database on the coast radio stations, NAVTEX stations and INMARSAT shore based stations plotted on the chart
    • to obtain information on the GMDSS Sea Areas and division of search and rescue regions (SRR)
    • to make a rough estimate of the radio waves propagation in the selected frequency band.

    Functions of Monitoring / Watchkeeping windows

    Watchkeeping windowThe Ether Monitoring and Watchkeeping windows enable the instructor to perform the following actions:

    • Monitoring of the radio telephone traffic of any workplace in MF/HF/VHF bands
    • Interfering in the radio telephone traffic between the workplaces
    • Keeping the listening watch on the call and distress frequencies 2182 kHz, 121.5 MHz and VHF channel 16
    • Keeping additional watch on several frequencies promptly entered by the instructor in MF/HF/VHF bands
    • Radio telephone call of the ship radio stations on any MF/HF/VHF frequencies and via Inmarsat-A/B system
    • Call of and telephone communication with the workplaces in Intercom mode
    • Capability to give a radio telephone alarm signal on frequency 2182 kHz
    • Input of interference from the list on the required frequency (channel)

    Log features

    Log featuresThe Current Log window provides the instructor with the following capabilities:

    • To have all the messages logged automatically during the work with trainees in the network mode (turning on/off of the most important units, transmission of DSC messages, telex messages in INMARSAT-A/B/C systems, work with the radio telex, running scenarios, etc.)
    • To promptly view the log of the aforementioned messages
    • To use event type and trainee name filters
    • To promptly acknowledge the received DSC distress messages
    • To print out the current log
    • To work as an operator of the coast station, RCC and coast telex and phone subscriber
    • To have a visual alert upon receipt of important messages
    • To save the message log for the future reviewing and analysis

    The log of messages circulating in the network during group operations is displayed in the Current Log window. After exit from the program, this log is saved to a file and can subsequently be opened for review and analysis.


    GMDSS class, Training Centre of Marine Dept., Government of Hong KongThe simulator provides the following capabilities on each trainee workplace

    • Operation in standalone and network modes
    • Imitation of radio communication in telephony, telex and DSC modes taking into account radio wave propagation (background noise is simulated, too);
    • Self education program (Tutor);
    • Built in HELP system on all the instruments;
    • Reference materials on GMDSS theory and some ITU publications;
    • Printing out of received information on both simulated and connected external printers;
    • Availability of an electronic chart with a coast station database and indication of the current ship position;
    • On-chart display of GMDSS Sea Areas, Search and Rescue Regions (SRR) and of radio wave propagation range.
    • Use of up to two microtelephone handsets at each workplace;
    • Use of up to two computers at each workplace for concurrent work in two different communication systems;
    • Connection of active external loudspeakers for listening in on several channels;
    • Possibility to connect TGS4000 console with the real control panels of VHF& DSC RT4822, MF/HF&DSC HC4500, Inmarsat-C H2095C, Battery Panel BP4680 and Alarm Panel AP4365.

    Control of the following GMDSS equipment

    • MF/HF radio station with DSCVHF with DSC SAILOR RT4822;
    • VHF Radio SAILOR RT2048;
    • VHF DSC modem and watch receiver on channel 70 SAILOR RM2042;
    • MF/HF Radiostation with DSC SAILOR HC4500;
    • MF/HF Radiotelex SAILOR System 4000;
    • MF/HF Radiostation SAILOR RE2100;
    • MF/HF DSC modem with watch scanning receiver SAILOR RM2150;
    • MF/HF radiotelex modem and terminal SAILOR RM2151/H2098B;
    • 2182 kHz watchkeeping receiver SAILOR R501;
    • SES Inmarsat-A JUE-45A (JRC);
    • SES Inmarsat-B SAILOR SP4400;
    • SES Inmarsat-C with EGC receiver SAILOR H2095C;
    • Navtex receiver JMC NT900;
    • Cospas-Sarsat EPIRB McMurdo E3;
    • Cospas-Sarsat EPIRB RT260M (Nova Marine);
    • Inmarsat-E EPIRB 'Global-3' (Navtec GmbH);
    • SART McMurdo RT9;
    • Aero VHF TronAir (Jotron);
    • Portable VHF SAILOR SP3110;
    • Alarm Panel SAILOR AP4365;
    • Battery Panel SAILOR BP4680;
    • Feeder switchboard;
    • Radar (simplified version of Racal BridgeMaster);
    • GPS Receiver (Generic);
    • Charger control unit SAILOR H2180.

    SAR Training

    The simulator program enables the trainee:

    • to manoeuvre own ship;
    • observe SART signals, other target ships and coast lines on the radar screen;
    • provide SAR operations.


    GNSS receivers and Track plotters


    Gyro compasses

    A gyrocompass finds true north by using an (electrically powered) fast-spinning wheel and friction forces in order to exploit the rotation of the Earth. Gyrocompasses have two main advantages over magnetic compasses:

    • they find true north, i.e., the direction of Earth's rotational axis, as opposed to magnetic north,
    • they are far less susceptible to external magnetic fields, e.g. those created by ferrous metal in a ship's hull.

    All ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards shall have a gyro compass, or other means, to determine and display their heading by shipborne nonmagnetic means and to transmit heading information for other navigation equipment.


    Inmarsat BGAN

    Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network service – BGAN – is accessible via a small, lightweight, satellite terminal, which is easy to carry, quick to set up and simple to use. And you can use the same device worldwide.

    A range of terminals is available, providing performance options to suit different operational needs. The service is accessed via BGAN LaunchPad, a software interface, which is standard across all terminals.


    Inmarsat Fleet

    Voice, fax, and data communications for both ocean-going and coastal vessels, delivered via a range of antenna sizes to suit different types of vessel.

    Make phone calls, as well as access email and the internet using Mobile ISDN, or stay online all the time with the Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS), where you only pay for the data sent and received.

    Support all key vessel applications:

    • Telephony
    • Email, internet access
    • Weather and chart updates
    • Vessel tracking
    • Crew calling
    • Fax
    • Text

    Fleet 77: Global voice, fax, 128kbps ISDN, MPDS, enhanced GMDSS safety features.

    Fleet 55: Global voice, fax, 64kbps ISDN, MPDS.

    Fleet 33: Global voice, fax, 9.6kbps circuit-switched data, MPDS.


    Inmarsat FleetBroadBand

    FleetBroadband gives you faster, more cost-effective access to broadband services, offering seafarers an affordable voice and data option, while providing your vessel with a coverage area of millions of square miles. It is more powerful than any other solution on the market, allowing you to have the capability to reach peak performance and gain a competitive edge.

    This next-generation solution offers an unparalleled range of services to suit all types and tonnages of vessels. The service provides simultaneous voice and broadband data through a compact antenna, allowing you to run online operation systems, whilst still having access to email, intranet and voice calls – a significant improvement to both operational and social use.

    Enhanced connectivity, based on 3G standards, provides constant, simultaneous access to voice and high-speed data in a compact solution, designed specifically for the marine environment.

    Standard IP
    Up to 432kbps over a shared channel, for email, internet and intranet access.

    Streaming IP
    Guaranteed data rates on demand up to 256kbps.

    Make phone calls at the same time as accessing data applications.

    Supports ISDN at 64kbps for legacy applications.

    SMS text
    Send and receive text messages.


    Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro

    This phone is designed to work in just about any conditions – in rain storms, dust storms, searing heat to sub-zero cold, tropical humidity or freezing fog. No worries about battery life when you’re miles from anywhere, because it has the longest in the market.

    • The essential services: satellite telephony, voicemail, text and email messaging, GPS location data
    • The longest battery life: up to 8 hours talk time and up to 100 hours standby time
    • The most robust handset: operates at -20°C to +55°C; dust, splash and shock resistant (IP54); humidity tolerance from 0 to 95 per cent
    • The only global handheld satellite phone to support Bluetooth: place the handset on its side, with full manoeuvrability of the antenna, for easy handsfree use
    • Easy to use: intuitive GSM-style interface; high-visibility colour screen; larger keypad for easy dialling with gloves on
    • Reliable network connection: operates over global geostationary satellites that will be operational into the 2020s; significantly less possibility of call dropping
    • The ultimate value: highly competitive handset, accessories and airtime pricing

    Dimensions: 170 × 54 × 39 mm
    Weight: 279 gr – including battery
    Display: High visibility colour screen
    Voice service: Voice 2.4kbps
    SMS: 160 symbols
    Email: 160 symbols
    Web interface: FOC from
    GPS: View position
    Text /email location data
    Language versions: 8
    Áàòàðåÿ: Li-ion, 3.7 Â
    Talk time: Up to 8 hours
    Standby time: Up to 100 hours
    Interfaces: Micro USB, audio socket, external antenna port, Bluetooth
    Ingress protection: IP54

    -20°C to +55°C
    -20°C to +70°C
    0°C to +45°C
    Humidity tolerance: 0 to 95%


    Inmarsat mini-M


    Inmarsat-C, mini-C

    Inmarsat C is a digital satellite communication system whereby anything that can be encoded into digital format, whether text, numeric data from instruments or other information in digital form, can be sent and received over the system.

    The Inmarsat C system is known as store-and-forward messaging system. When sending a ship-to-shore message, it is edited on the terminal and then transmitted in a series of data packets to an Inmarsat C land earth station (LES).

    The LES acts as an interface (or gateway) between the satellite and the terrestrial telecommunications network. If the LES receives any data packet in error, it signals back to the terminal to re-transmit those packets and the procedure repeats until the LES has received the complete message with no errors.

    The LES stores the data packets, assemblies them into a single message and forwards it (hence the term store-and-forwarding) over the telecommunication network to its addressed destination.

    Inmarsat C and Mini C mobile terminals, which are used to send and receive messages, are low-cost devices and small enough to be hand-carried or fitted to any vessel, vehicle or aircraft.

    Messages are transferred to and from an Inmarsat C and Mini C terminal at an information rate of 600 bps to provide robustness and reliability.

    The Inmarsat C system is operational in all four Inmarsat satellite coverage ocean regions - Atlantic Ocean East and West (AOR-E, AOR-W), Indian Ocean (IOR) and Pacific Ocean (POR) - through about 40 LESs.

    Inmarsat Mini C is a new family of compact mobile terminals, which support two-way store-and-forward communication via lightweight, low-cost and low-power consumption terminals.
    Depending on the model, Inmarsat Mini C terminals support the same communication functions as Inmarsat C terminals.

    The typical Inmarsat C and Mini C terminal includes a small omni-directional antenna, transceiver (transmitter and receiver), messaging unit and power supply (may be powered from a battery only). Maritime terminals may also include a printer and distress button(s).

    Some Inmarsat Mini C models are available with integrated transceiver, antenna and GPS receiver in one single unit. Both transceiver and antenna are very compact and easily installed on any size of vehicle or vessel.

    The following communications services are available via the Inmarsat C:

    Store-and-forward two-way data and messaging
    Ship to shore: Text and data from Inmarsat C and Mini C terminals can be sent to:

    • An email address
    • Any telex or fax (text, one way only) number
    • Any computer connected to the public telephone and data networks (PSTN and PSDN), using a telephone modem number
    • Another Inmarsat C / Mini C mobile
    • A Short (or Special) Access Code (SAC).

    Shore to ship: Text and data can be sent via telex, email and the data and telephone (PSDN / PSTN) networks. To be able to send messages to ships, a shore-based message originator needs to be registered (to have a commercial service agreement) with an Inmarsat C service provider of their choice.

    Ship to ship: Messages can also be sent in a ship-to-ship direction from one Inmarsat C / Mini C terminal to another.

    Distress alerting and distress priority messaging
    If a ship or a crew is in grave and imminent danger, maritime Inmarsat C and some Mini C models are used to send a distress alert by pressing a dedicated distress button. The alert contains information on the ship's identity (Inmarsat C mobile number), ship's position (latitude and longitude), ship's course and speed, nature of distress, date / time when the alert was sent and time when the ship's position was last updated.

    All distress alerts are automatically routed through the addressed LES to an associated maritime rescue co-ordination centre (MRCC), which will establish communications with the ship and launch search and rescue (SAR) operation the ship may need.

    Enhanced Group Calling (EGC)
    The Inmarsat C system has a special capability known as Enhanced Group Call (EGC), which enables authorised information providers to broadcast messages to selected groups of ships. Reception by ships that are fitted with Inmarsat C or Mini C terminals is automatic. A special header is added by the system to the EGC message to indicate the group of mobiles or the geographical area to which the message is to be sent.

    Two EGC services are available:

    EGC SafetyNET - the international safety service, which allows authorised maritime safety information (MSI) providers, such as meteorological offices, hydrographic officers and MRCCs to broadcast messages to all ships in certain geographical areas.

    Reception of SafetyNET messages is a mandatory function of the GMDSS equipment that is required to be carried in certain ships under the provision of the International Maritime Organisation's Safety Of Life At Sea (Solas) convention.

    EGC FleetNET - the international commercial service, which allows authorised information providers, such as commercial subscription services, shipping companies or governments to broadcast messages to selected groups of vessels, each of which has registered with the information provider and been added to a FleetNET closed group / network.

    Data reporting and polling
    Inmarsat C users may need to acquire information (short data reports) from vessels, or to interrogate automatic data-gathering platforms at fixed or variable intervals.

    The data reporting service allows for the transmission of information, in packets of up to 32 bytes on request or at prearranged intervals from Inmarsat C or Mini C terminals, to shore-based customers.

    Polling allows shore-based customers to interrogate an Inmarsat C or Mini C terminal or group of terminals by sending a special polling command. The polling command 'instructs' a terminal or group of terminals to send a data report immediately, start sending regular reports, change transmission schedule of reports or perform another task of the polled terminal(s).

    Position reporting
    Most of Inmarsat C and Mini C models are integrated with Global Navigational Satellite System (GNSS) receivers, such as GPS, to provide highly reliable, round-the-clock position information of a ship, which can be used for position reporting.

    The position reporting service is based on using the data reporting and polling protocol and allows a shore-based subscriber (base station or shipping company) to request position information from a vessel, as a single report or automatic reception at fixed intervals, e.g. every six hours. A ship's terminal can also be programmed to send regular position reports to any desired destination.

    The position report includes ship's identity, latitude, longitude, course, speed, date / time of the position report and time of the last position update.



    We can consult and service your Iridium equipment. Supply and activation of Iridium terminals for Russian subscribers can be done only after certification of the system by Russian authorities.

    Only Iridium puts global satellite communications in the palm of your hand providing you with the convenience of portable or fixed communications and the ability to take care of business no matter where you are.

    The Iridium Satellite System is the only provider of truly global, truly mobile satellite voice and data solutions with complete coverage of the Earth (including oceans, airways and Polar regions). Through a constellation of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO) satellites operated by Boeing, Iridium delivers essential communications services to and from remote areas where terrestrial communications are not available. The service is ideally suited for industrial applications such as heavy construction, defense/military, emergency services, maritime, mining, forestry, oil and gas and aviation.

    Eighty-six percent of the world's landmass and all of its oceans are in areas with inadequate landline service. Iridium addresses these situations by providing coverage in all ocean areas, air routes and all landmasses - even the Poles. Using your computer and an Iridium satellite phone, you can connect to the Internet or a corporate network from virtually anywhere in the world, allowing you to browse the web, send and receive email and transfer files. As an Iridium voice subscriber, your phone performs double-duty as a voice communication and messaging device. The Iridium Satellite phone can send and receive up to 160 alphanumeric characters, in a single message. Once you turn your phone on and register with the Iridium satellite network, your new messages will be sent directly to your handset.


    JMC Sonars


    Length indicator of wires Simbia IDW

  • Length and traffic route detection of wires of wired winch on stern trawling vessels.
  • Device can also be used for control of length and movement direction of any metal and non-metal ropes, cables, wires etc. friction-connected with turning insulators.

    Amount of simultaneously controlled wires (ropes):2
    Length indication of wires:digital 4-discharged
    Length indication ranges:0 – 999.9 or 1000 – 9999 m
    Unit of low-order position:0.1 or 1.0 m
    Length definition error:0.2% from measured length
    Audio and visual alarm:49 m and a limit length during output
    40 m and a limit length during access
    During reaching fitted denotation
    Admissible speed of wires movement:0 - 4 m/sec
    Admissible non-stop operation:24 hrs
    Built-in battery operation:1 hr
    Power supply:220 V ±10%, 50 Hz, 10 VA
    Indicator unit
    Repeater unit
    Sensor unit with cable
    Magnet unit

    1.0 kg
    1.0 kg
    2.0 kg
    0.2 kg

    Scope of supply:

    • Indicator unit IDW
    • Unit of sensors with cable 4 m
    • Magnet unit
    • A set of mounting and spare parts
    • Spare parts with changeble gear


    • Repeater unit IDW-R


    Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator (LCHS)

    Today, the problem of accident rate on ships carrying liquid cargoes, remains an important issue. Cargo handling/ballasting and auxiliary operations simulators are the only means of training qualified liquid cargo tanker and gas carrier personnel in the tasks required to perform their functions safely and efficiently.

    These simulators can be used for studying the tanker’s layout, its gear and systems, for training in systems and machinery control and in the correct performance of cargo handling operations in both standard operating conditions and in emergencies.


    • familiarising with the tanker layout, its machinery and systems;
    • training in the control of systems and plant;
    • study of the design and operation of the parameter monitoring and alarm systems;
    • training in the correct performance of operations and standard and emergency situations.


    The advantages of Transas simulators consist of a number of unique solutions and approaches:

    Load Control System

    The Transas simulators use LCS, which is in operation on board 900 ships worldwide.

    Different cargo types

    In the simulators, different cargo types can be selected from the available database. These databases have been expanded to allow carrying out operations on practically all the types of cargo.

    Accurate mathematical model

    The mathematical model is superior in its implementation to the models used in simulators by other producers. The mathematical model in use allows processes to be accelerated without detriment to the physical realism, whereas the training time is reduced.

    Graphics user interface

    The interface is optimised for familiarisation with the entire system operating principles as well as for acquiring practical skills for handling the equipment. The main tanker units are implemented as 3D objects, cross sections of individual assemblies are shown. Computer animation is used for displaying the current processes.


    In compliance with part I/12, the simulator allows:

    • training in Maritime Academies and Coastal centres;
    • competency checks at the Maritime Administrations and crewing companies;
    • onboard training and demonstration of competency.

    In compliance with A-I/12, the Transas simulator features:

    • LCHS class in Guangzhou Training Centre, Chinaoperational capabilities and limitations of shipborne equipment,
    • phisical realism appropriate to training objectives as per (p.1, pp.2);
    • behaviour of shipboard systems imitated by the mathematical model and the user interface as per (p.1, pp.3);
    • instructor capabilities enabling monitoring of the operational environment (p.1, pp.4), tracking of exercise conduct procedure and debriefing of trainees (p.1, pp.6).

    The simulator allows basic watch and chief officer training within the framework of A-II/1, A-II/2 in the part of:

    • cargo planning, safe loading and unloading cargoes;
    • prevention of sea pollution;
    • maintaining of the ship stability and seaworthiness;
    • study of the ship design and systems.

    The simulator has a number of capabilities which allow basic watch and chief engineer training within the framework of A-III/1, A-III/2 in the part of:

    • control of pump ang piping systems;
    • operation of ballast and cargo handling system;
    • maintaining of the ship stability and seaworthiness;
    • study of hydromechanics.

    The simulator allows special training of the ship masters, officers and the crew within the framework of A-V/1 in the part of:

    • characteristics of transferred media (p.2, p.11, p.18, p.26);
    • tanker design and equipment (p.10, p.17, p.28, p.30);
    • ship operations (p.12, p.19, p.31);
    • emergency procedures (p.14, p.21, p.33).

    For full compliance with the Convention requirements, the LCHS has been supplemented with Load Control System module which makes the simulator compliant with requirements of B-I/12 p.40 in the part of:

    • LCHS class in Meriturva Training Centre, Finlandeffective operation enviroment, including cargo control station for handling and stowage of cargoes (pp.1);
    • modelling of the ship stability and stresses on its hull in the course of cargo handling operations (pp.2);
    • imitation of fluid transfer operations and related calculations(pp.3).

    In addition, Transas has incorporated in the simulator 3D animation capabilities for the operating machinery as per recommendations B-V/1 (p.2, p.4, p.6), and following recommendation (p.15) Transas has developed models of concrete tankers currently in operation.


    Transas produces and delivers simulators for training in operations on:

    • Large Crude Oil Carrier (LCC);
    • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Carrier;
    • Chemical tanker (CHT);
    • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carrier.

    Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator include the following features:

    • The layout of the tanks, pipelines, valves and cargo handling machinery;
    • The cargo handling control arrangement;
    • The cargo monitoring system;
    • Alarms and Logging system;
    • Cargo handling facilities in normal and emergency modes.

    The following processes are simulated:

    • Hydraulics of fluid flows
    • Heat exchange
    • Hardening and evaporation of cargo
    • Cavitation of pumps
    • Gas dynamics
    • Mass transfer, etc.


    Specially designed for the training of personnel responsible for cargo operations on crude carriers and product carriers.

    Crude oil tanker stripping systemLCC model includes:

    • Ship's hull
    • Cargo system (pumps, valves, pipelines and tanks)
    • Ballast system (pumps, valves, pipelines and tanks)
    • Technical connection
    • Stripping system (piston pump and ejector)
    • Crude oil and sea water washing system
    • Slop system and oily water settling and discharge system
    • Tank vent system
    • Inert gas plant and distibution system.


    LPG model includes:

    • Ship's hull
    • Cargo system (pumps, valves, pipelines and tanks)
    • Terminal connection
    • Stripping system
    • Tank vent system
    • Inert gas plant and system
    • Cargo heating system
    • Reliquefaction system


    The Chemical tanker system provides a realistic simulation tool for operations with liquid chemical products.

    Chemical tanker after peak part of the cargo systemModel includes:

    • Ship's hull
    • Cargo system (deep well pumps, valves, pipelines and tanks)
    • Terminal connection
    • Ballast system
    • Cargo heating system
    • Stripping system (submerged pumps)
    • Slop retention system with ODME discharge monitor
    • Tank washing and cleaning system
    • Inert gaz plant and inert gaz distribution line
    • Vent and vapor systems


    Include the following features:

    • The layout of the tanks, pipelines, valves and cargo handling machinery
    • The cargo handling control arrangement
    • The cargo monitoring system
    • Alarms and Logging system
    • Cargo handling facilities in normal and emergency modes

    Load Control SystemLNG model includes:

    • Ballast systeml
    • Cargo system
    • Terminal connection
    • Auxiliary cargo systems (Machinery room)
    • Inert gaz plant and system
    • Tank vent system
    • Inert gaz plant and distribution system


    Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships

    The new SOLAS Chapter V Reg. 19-1 entered into force on 1 January 2008 introduced a requirement for Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) for certain categories of ships on international voyages, under a phased implementation programme as from 31 December 2008.

    Ships required to transmit LRIT messages

    Following ships when engaged on international voyages, are required to transmit LRIT messages:

  • Passenger ships, including high speed craft
  • Cargo ships, including high-speed craft, of 300 gross tonnage and upwards; and
  • Mobile offshore drilling units.

    Information to be transmitted.

    The following information shall be transmitted automatically:

  • Ship's identity (Transmitting equipment identity)
  • Ship's position (GNSS position)
  • Time and date of transmission (associated with the GNSS position.)

    On-board equipment

    LRIT data can be provided by using equipment already fitted on many ships, such as Inmarsat C, mini-C or D+. There will also be systems available which utilise alternative satellite networks and specifically designed to function within the LRIT infrastructure. All these systems have a built-in GNSS receiver, providing the vessel's position, date and time. They also have the equipment-unique identification (ID) built in to them. Remote control of transmissions is also possible.

    It is likely that the software of existing SMDSM equipment shall be up-dated for the purpose of LRIT operations.

    Note: The SSAS system cannot be used for LRIT purposes.

    On-board equipment requirements(IMO Resolution MSC.210(81))

    The equipment must:

    1. be capable of automatically and without human intervention on board the ship transmitting the ship's LRIT information at 6-hour intervals to an LRIT Data Centre;
    2. be capable of being configured remotely to transmit LRIT information at variable intervals;
    3. be capable of transmitting LRIT information following receipt of polling commands;
    4. interface directly to the ship-borne global navigation satellite system equipment, or have internal positioning capability;
    5. be supplied with energy from the main and emergency source of electrical power; and
    6. be compliant with EMC requirements by IEC 60945

    Security of LRIT data
    Information from LRIT transmissions will be restricted for use by Contracting IMO Member States and Administrations. It will not be available to third parties or other ships.

    The following implementation table gives the latest permitted implementation dates according to the areas in which ships operate.

    SHIPS (Over 300 gt)

    GMDSS AREA OF OPERATION (As defined in SOLAS Chapter IV)


    Ships constructed on or after 31 December 2008*


    From date of build

    Ships constructed before
    31 December 2008*

    A1 and A2, or
    A1, A2 and A3

    Not later than 1st survey of the radio installation after 31 December 2008

    Ships constructed before
    31 December 2008*

    A1, A2, A3 and A4**

    Not later than 1st survey of the radio installation after 1 July 2009

    * Ships, irrespective of date of build, operating ONLY in areas A1 and fitted with AIS are not required to transmit LRIT information.
    ** But when operating in areas A1, A2 and A3 they must comply with the earlier date of 31 December 2008.

    Most existing Inmarsat C terminals are capable of providing the required LRIT information although a certain percentage will not be suitable unless updates are applied. It is possible that a specific configuration or minor installation problems can affect a terminal’s ability to transmit the LRIT signals, or even be updated to transmit the signal. So considering the high penalties for LRIT non-compliance, which could be tens of thousands of dollars per day in some cases, it is vital for vessel’s to start preparing for the 31st December 2008 LRIT deadline immediately.


    Magnetic compasses


    MF/HF Radio installations


    Navi-Radar 4000 Chart-Radar

    Navi-Radar 4000 performs all the functions of radar and ARPA and can overlay electronic charts and AIS targets on a radar picture and is compliant with latest IMO and IEC standards.

    Features and Benefits

    • User friendly, clear and logically structured interface
    • Handles primary radar information
    • Acquires and processes ARPA tasks (up to 256 targets)
    • Displays AIS target on the radar display and targets parameters output on the information panel
    • Official ENC/S-57 and Transas ÒÕ-97 format electronic vector charts overlay features assist safe and convenient navigation
    • Displays routes loaded from external systems’ ECDIS/positioning system
    • Associates AIS targets with ARPA targets
    • Can connect up to 2 GPS, 2 GYRO and 2 LOG+1 DLOG
    • Configuration of 2 Radar stations with SW scanner interswitch and provides ability to change rights of navigational Master (station with rights for navdata sources)
    • Displays information from 2 targets for data comparison
    • Fine adjustment of brilliance and contrast for perfect radar picture tuning
    • Flexible in both configuration and chart functionality

    The ARPA Functions

    AIS FunctionsThe ARPA functions have the following benefits:

    • Target extraction, acquisition and tracking
    • Automatic and manual selection of targets for the display
    • Automatic numbering of tracked targets
    • Enables a trial collision avoidance manoeuvre.

    The AIS Functions

    Interfacing of AIS with the NR 4000 makes the following benefits:

    • Receives and displays data on other targets of Class A and B using AIS
    • Displays own ship data transmitted by AIS transponder connected to the Navi-Radar
    • Turns off the display of AIS target data on screen and fully turns off AIS interface
    • Dead reckoning of AIS targets by the user set parameters
    • Displays AIS target contour on the scales commensurate with ship dimensions.

    Effective and User Friendly Chart Functions

    Navi-Radar 4000 allows the single click switch between chart displays, automatic chart loading, and zooming whilst displaying current chart information.

    Chart Overlay Functionality

    Chart FunctionsChart formats compatible with NR 4000:

    • Vector TX-97 charts (TX-97 chart format)
    • Official ENC/S-57 charts

    Functionality and display of chart information:

    • Chart information includes:
      • coastline
      • own ship safety contour
      • dangers to navigation
    • Stationary and floating aids to navigation
    • Ability to select required chart layers/information
    • Chart information has no adverse effect on the radar picture
    • Display of information on selected chart objects in Info Panel
    • Selection of chart in-fills (coloured, monochrome) or contours (transparency)
    • Display of charts converted from ENC/S-57 to TX-97 format using Transas Chart Assistant utility
    • Display of charts overlay as objects contours
    • Safe depth contours display depending on data inserted by navigator
    • Chart scale automatically follows selected range

    Navi-Radar 4000 Configuration

    NR 4000 can be supplied in type-approved (IMO Radar) or non type-approved configuration depending on customers’ needs, and comprises the following IEC certified hardware:

    • Powerful maritime PC with wide range of interface connections
    • 19'' or 23'' TFT certified monitor depending on DWT
    • Type-approved Dedicated Radar keyboard or simplified controls
    • Scanner options 4, 10* or 25* kW with 22/40rpm
    • Antenna options 4, 6*, 7.5 or 9 ft

    *NR 4000 Type Approved version


    Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS Multifunction Display

    Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS MfD is the new all-in-one product manufactured by Transas which combines the type-approved ECDIS with type-approved Radar and Conning Display, which is based on Transas type-approved Integrated Navigation system (INS) software. Having evolved in 1999 from the first ECDIS worldwide to hold a type approval certificate, Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS MfD is the result of the company’s long standing experience in the field of marine navigation, capable of meeting the demands of the professional navigator.

    Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS Multifunction Display is a flexible and redundant solution providing the mariner with a convenient task-oriented environment.


    Multifunction Display

    Every Transas MfD workstation (WS) can be equipped with a standard set of software such as ECDIS, Radar, Conning, Chart Assistant utility and SPOS weather module giving the mariner the ability to switch between applications at the touch of a button.

    All aforementioned applications are running simultaneously as part of the Multifunction Display.

    MfC functionality with radar and conning can be added at any point during the products lifecycle.

    Safe Navigation and Easy Operation

    Always prioritising safety, Transas NS 4000 ECDIS MfD excels at giving you all the information you need when you need it, via the user-friendly and intuitive menu system.

    Information System and Decision Support

    A continual flow of information for presentation of the crucial and most needed navigational information and objects, keeps you informed of any situation.

    Choice and Customization

    New and practical options enable you to customize the system to meet your needs, including multiple operation modes with charts in up to 7 different formats.

    Sensor Integration

    Connects all available onboard navigation data sensors and systems, such as: two positioning systems, gyro, log, two ARPAs, AIS, echo sounder, autopilot, navtex and more.

    Planning and Forecasting

    planning, weather routing and calculation, and environmental tide and current databases. Weather forecasts, with the optional SPOS weather and route planning tool, are integrated with NS 4000.


    Direct effects on fuel consumption, voyage times & work time have been proven by the many onboard installations over the last 10 years.


    • Navigator-friendly environment for One Man Bridge operation reduces workload and stress
    • Clear and consistent man-machine interface for intuitive and convenient operation
    • Enhanced functional integration of navigational data
    • System redundancy: all functions of ECDIS, Radar and Conning can be available on all MfD’s onboard
    • Palettes synchronization in all 3 applications
    • Sensor redundancy and double network ensures data integrity and reliability for network configuration
    • Intelligent and efficient alarm management
    • Simultaneous Loaded Route monitoring in ECDIS, Radar & Conning
    • ECDIS Master Station status changeover to any MfD station
    • Simultaneous network operation of two Radar Integrator Board (RIB-2) cards is possible, one for each workstation
    • Distribution of radar pictures from all available radars within MfD network
    • Chart correction, route and user database synchronization at all workstations and applications
    • Order charts, charts corrections and weather forecasts online via ship communication station protected by CISCO firewall

    Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS

    • Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDISIntegrates with AIS equipment in compliance with IEC61993/2 standard
    • Automatically reads off, processes and integrates into the ENC messages from binary or NMEA Navtex
    • Incorporated Radar Processor board providing the Radar picture overlay
    • Passage recording playback function in compliance with IEC requirements regarding 12 hour log
    • Multiple operation modes with charts in 7 different formats
    • Automated keeping of the ship electronic logbook
    • Passage planning includes environment data (currents, weather conditions etc)
    • Alarms management
    • Generation of SAR operation patterns
    • Tender tracking on ENC using Seetrac Interface

    Navi-Radar 4000 (Chart Radar)

    • Navi-Radar 4000Connects to external Master radar as Slave radar
    • User friendly, clear and logically structured interface
    • Handles primary radar information
    • Monitors and processes performance of ARPA tasks (up to 256 targets)
    • Official ENC/S-57 and Transas ÒÕ-97 format electronic vector charts underlay
    • Selection of coloured/monochrome chart in-fills or contours
    • Displays routes loaded from external systems’ ECDIS/positioning system
    • Association of AIS targets with ARPA targets
    • Info panel displays AIS target and parameters output

    Navi-Conning 4000

    • Navi-Conning 4000Processes parameters supplied via different interfaces from external information sources, presenting them on a single screen
    • Navi-Conning system provides base screen views and allows fully custom-made individual screens
    • Reception of information from network in digital and analogue formats
    • Extendable measurement units database
    • Internal Recording function

    The Modern Way of Chart Administration Transas Chart Assistant utility gives you ability to administrate charts in all the formats. The administration of charts is processed as single process for all workstations. Transas provides an online maintenance service for charts in TX-97 and SENC formats. (Charts in S57/ENC, SEAFARER, ARCS, BSB/NDI, NOS/GEO, DNC formats can be installed and updated from CD or other removable data storage.)


    Navi-Sailor 4000 ECS Multifunction Display

    Navi-Sailor 4000 Electronic Chart Display Multifunction Display (MFD) is the best solution for the vessels where certified ECDIS is not required. Transas ECS is flexible in configuration and is a cost-effective solution.

    Navi-Sailor 4000 ECS MFD:

    • Based on ECDIS that meets the latest performance standards
    • Supports MFD functionality
    • Allows full integration with Transas Chart-Radar and Conning on one workstation
    • With additional Software option, NS 4000 ECS MFD gives the same functionality, features and sensors connection as NS 4000 ECDIS MFD

    Navi-Sailor 4000 ECS MFD is based on certified NS 4000 ECDIS MFD. There is no final Performance standard for ECS (IEC 62376 Ed. 1.0).


    Navi-Sailor 4000 ECS MFD is available as ‘black box’ solution and as software only. NAVI-Radar basic SW for MFD is available for “black box” version only since the performance of Radar task is not guaranteed on 3rd party computer’s video cards.

    ECS ‘black box’ workstation includes:

    • RS6 basic workstation (including 4 NMEA ports)
    • ES6 Trackball
    • Pre installed Operating System
    • Pre installed Navi-Sailor 4000 ECS Software
    • Assemble and test
    • 24VDC Power supply is standard voltage

    Software and Hardware options:

    • Keyboard and Display
    • Raster ARCS Chart Format (Work with UKHO ARCS)
    • Raster BSB/NDI and NOS/GEO Chart Format
    • Raster Seafarer Chart Format
    • Vector ENC (S-52 Standard Presentation) Chart Format
    • AIS Transponder Interface Level 3 (Interface with AIS Transponder)
    • AIS Binary Data Interface 2
    • User Charts (colors)
    • NS Playback
    • Tides & Currents (Internal database and possibility to work with Total Tide ADP database (TADS)
    • Integrates with AIS equipment in compliance with IEC61993/2 standard
    • Automatically reads off, processes and integrates into the ENC messages from binary or NMEA Navtex
    • Incorporated Radar Processor board providing the Radar picture overlay
    • Passage recording playback function in compliance with IEC requirements regarding 12 hour log
    • Multiple operation modes with charts in 7 different formats
    • Automated keeping of the ship electronic logbook
    • Passage planning includes environment data (currents, weather conditions etc)
    • Alarms management
    • Generation of SAR operation patterns
    • Tender tracking on ENC using Seetrac InterfaceThe Modern Way of Chart Administration Transas Chart Assistant utility gives you ability to administrate charts in all the formats. The administration of charts is processed as single process for all workstations. Transas provides an online maintenance service for charts in TX-97 and SENC formats. (Charts in S57/ENC, SEAFARER, ARCS, BSB/NDI, NOS/GEO, DNC formats can be installed and updated from CD or other removable data storage.)


    NaviFisher 3000

    Navi-Fisher 3000 is a functionally advanced but user-friendly electronic chart system specifically adapted for the needs of the fishing industry. Navi-Fisher allows substantial reductions of the fisherman's workload, as well as considerable fuel and voyage time saving with increased fishing efficiency and safety of fishing. Navi-Fisher 3000 is the optimal solution for fishing fleets, dredgers and research vessels.

    Key features of Navi-Fisher 3000:

    • Operates with all major chart formats
    • Automatic bi-weekly chart correction service
    • Zooming in and out from 1:100 to 1:200,000,000 scale
    • User Chart Editing
    • 3D seabed model
    • Display of real echo sounder information in 2D/3D modes
    • Unique digitised fishery information database
    • Display of fishing net model
    • Route planning
    • Track storing and converting to routes
    • Radar overlay
    • Integrated Navtex information
    • Integrated weather information
    • Integration with the AIS
    • Electronic Logbook
    • Playback
    • Worldwide service and support
    • Operator training programs

    System connection diagram


    Navi-Fisher 3000 allows operation with electronic charts in all the main official formats, including TX-97 format vector charts, and ENC. Navi-Fisher 3000 can simultaneously display up to 6 charts.

    Automatic Chart Updating

    There are several options of providing automatic chart updating:

    • delivery of updated chart collections on CDs every three months;
    • bi-weekly updating via the Internet from Transas’ corporate site

    Information on Chart Objects

    Information on Chart ObjectsThe “Info” function contained in Navi-Fisher 3000 allows the user to obtain additional information on any object or mark on the electronic chart. This capability is especially important when fishing is done in a new area where the user is not familiar with local navigational conditions.

    Tides and Currents

    To provide the user with important information on tides and currents, Navi-Fisher 3000 system contains Transas databases on tidal currents, tidal levels, seasonal and surface currents.

    Creating Fishing Plotter Boards

    Symbol libraryTo manually edit the electronic chart in the Add_Info mode, the user can choose from an extensive Symbol library incorporated in the system and add selected symbols or comments on to the chart in a variety of colors. Any Add_Info symbol can be promptly accessed using the Hot Key function. The Net Track option is provided to plot ownship's track on the User Chart, while the net is being set. The user can also decide upon the color for each net track. The Add_Info Converter allows target ship tracks to be converted into Routes.

    Track storing

    With Navi-Fisher 3000, advanced facilities are provided to record, store and obtain information on the following types of tracks:

    • Ownship Primary track
    • Ownship Secondary track
    • Ownship Net track
    • Target tracks

    User edited chartsEssentially, the color of Primary and Secondary tracks can be either set manually by the user, or automatically depending on the outside water temperature or depth. The intervals for water temperature or depth measurement, as well as track point intervals (time or distance) can also be identified by the user. Target tracks can be plotted on the User Chart or removed from it on the user's command. Target track color and interval can also be set by the user. For easy identification, tracks of the same target can be saved and displayed in different colors.

    3D Seabed Model

    Navi-Fisher 3000 incorporates a realistic 3D seabed model based on the original electronic chart data and, optionally, on the user's additional information. The 3D model is displayed in a dedicated window and shows the seabed profile either under the ownship symbol or under the coordinate center of the chart screen. The optimal view of a desired underwater area can be obtained by rotating the model cube around vertical and/or horizontal axes.

    3D seabed modelThe 3D model can also be set up to display the following: ownship's route with waypoints, plumb lines, shadows, as well as dangers sourced from TX-97 or User Chart. Information on any dangerous object shown in the 3D model can also be obtained by a cursor click.

    The following parameters of the 3D model can be set or edited by the user:

    • Types of displayed data
    • Cube edge range
    • Color of the model cubes and other displayed objects
    • Size of the 3D window can be extended up to full screen

    Echo Sounder DisplayEchogram of ownship

    Navi-Fisher 3000 is connected to a real echo sounder and contains a dedicated Sounder display providing realistic seabed and under-route profiles. The following information can be presented in the Sounder Display mode:

    • Current depth and measurement units
    • Echogram of ownship
    • Seabed profile along the monitored route
    • Ownship plumb line
    • Isobaths ranges as taken from TX-97 charts or pre-set by the user
    • Sounder Depth line as pre-set by the user
    • Waypoint symbols, names and numbers
    • Auxiliary information (time, timer, depth, distance, TTG)
    • Trawl model with variable Depth and Rope length settings

    Overlaying Radar Picture

    Overlaying Radar PictureWith the ARPA function incorporated in Navi-Fisher 3000, all moving targets within the radar range are tracked and plotted on the chart. Navi-Fisher 3000 can be supplied with a dedicated Radar Integrator Board from Transas, which is capable of converting the radar's video signal to digital form and overlaying the radar picture on the electronic chart, and providing the user with full ARPA functionality at low cost.

    Radar Integrator ensures the following:

    • Full radar picture on the electronic chart display
    • Capacity of tracking up to 500 targets simultaneously
    • Automatic recording and processing of target information
    • Brightness, gain, sea and rain clutter control

    Integrated Information from Navtex

    Navi-Fisher 3000 automatically reads off messages supplied by the Navtex system, processes them, extracts coordinates, area, transmitting station, topic and other parameters; saves the message to the disk and displays the message mark on the electronic chart immediately after its reception. The automatic alarm is activated upon entry in to the zone received from the Navtex receiver, or at the approach to a single message mark.

    Integration with the AIS

    Integration with the AISAIS transponder interface is implemented in accordance with IEC 61993-2 international standard and takes into account IALA Technical Clarifications on Recommendation ITU-R M.1371-1 (Edition 1.3).

    Interfacing of this device with the Navi-Fisher produces the following capabilities:

    • to receive and display data on other targets using the AIS (coordinates, name, MMSI, IMO number, ship’s navigation status, ship’s type and nature of cargo, speed, etc.);
    • to receive and display additional data transmitted by ships and coastal AIS (AIDS to Navigation);
    • to transmit own ship data (call sign, name, MMSI and IMO number, type of cargo, type and navigation status of the ship, etc.);
    • to transmit text messages with the following status to other objects of the AIS system (normal, safety);
    • to transmit information on targets displayed by the Navi-Fisher, to other objects of the AIS system.

    Enhanced interface capabilities:

    • interface with SAAB R4 proprietary protocol (possibility of full scale use of the Navi-Fisher as an MKD, certified by BSH);
    • possibility of interfacing with SAAB R3 transponder (old proprietary protocol – PAIS);
    • possibility of interfacing with MDS AIMS – M III transponder;
    • possibility of interfacing with the transponder via Pilot Plug (Pilot Plug Interface) where Navi-Fisher is used as the Pilot Personal Unit.

    Technical Support

    Transas has a ramified international network for providing maintenance service. This allows Transas to offer comprehensive professional help to its customers regardless of their location.


    Navigation echosounders


    Navigation PCs and displays


    Navigational Plotting Simulator

    The Navigational Plotting Simulator is intended for developing a stereotype of actions and mastering practical skills of manual graphic and graph-analytic reckoning and in making observations on the nautical chart.

    Reckoning Options

    • with the main method (gyro and log)
    • with the backup method (gyro and speed from engine rpm)
    • with the emergency method (magnetic compass and speed from the engine rpm)

    Main Capabilities

    The Navigational Plotting Simulator allows training to be conducted to suit different levels of trainee qualification, and the following tasks to be accomplished:

    • Reckoning taking into account the drift and current
    • Determining ship position from bearings and ranges
    • Determining ship position from the radar references
    • Determining ship position by horizontal angles (adjacent and non-adjacent pairs of reference points)
    • Observations phase and pulse-phase radionavigational systems
    • Determining ship position by Krjujs method
    • Observations by using astronomical methods (2 position lines by the Sun, 2/3/4 position lines by stars, observations by the Moon and planets, complexing of position lines)
    • Solution of problems involving route pre-calculations on the electronic chart with the subsequent sailing along the developed route in the online mode.


    • Application in marine colleges, as wel as in specialised secondary schools for the “Seamanship” subject
    • Support of the trainee performance log associated with recording in the system database
    • User friendly interface which allows prompt mastering of simulator operation skills
    • Support of network operation with functions of assigning tasks to the trainee workplaces, receiving and checking completed exercises, of saving exercises and accomplished tasks in the database
    • Automatic assessment of completed exercises on the basis of information entered in the system by the trainee in the course of fulilling the exercise; capability to connect additional assessment and evaluation procedures


    The Transas Navigational Plotting Simulator allows conducting a large number of practical classes, performing calculations and graphic works, organising tests and examinations in dif erent subjects: “Navigation and Sailing Directions”, “Mathematical Processing of Navigational Information”, “Safety of Navigation” as per the state standard of the higher professional education in the “Ship Handling” subject.


    The Navigational Plotting Simulator is dedicated software to be installed on the user personal computer (network) and consists of the instructor workstation and trainee workplaces (up to 32).

    Instructor Workstation

    Îòîáðàæåíèå ðåäàêòîðà ìàðøðóòîâ íà ðàáî÷åì ìåñòå ïðåïîäàâàòåëÿThe instructor workplace enables automatic formation of a task to make navigational plotting on the basis of an electronic chart. The text task is formed as a sample navigational plotting is created. The sample plotting is calculated automatically and is displayed on the instructor workstation with appropriate notations, time tags, speed triangles and turning circle radiuses. The instructor can set the task complexity level, change ship types and design for each exercise and keep a training progress log.

    Trainee Workplace

    • Emulated navigational instruments showing the initial conditions for the task assigned by the instructor
    • Electronic text task
    • Chart table with a set of paper charts

    Depending on the proi ciency level, available to the trainee are tabs with panels of the navigational radar station, radio navigation aids, visualisation to enable observation by visual cues and by astronomic methods.

    Additional Capabilities

    Connection of an additional option (the pre-simulator training module) enables training in the development of skills required for the solution, against time, of elementary navigational problems:

    • Calculations of visibility range of conspicuous features at sea
    • Calculations of compass directions by the gyro and its corrections
    • Calculations of directions by the magnetic compass and its corrections
    • Determining correction of the course indication system by using visual and astronomic methods
    • Determining deviation of the magnetic compass, radio deviation and instantaneous correction of the course indication system
    • Determining log corrections on the visual measured line
    • Determining and compensating for radio deviation
    • Determining target motion elements in the absolute motion, plotting of collision avoidance manoeuvre results on the nautical chart
    • Search for the freely moving objects (e.g., fish shoals) by the diversified data from various sources of information
    • Evasion of especially dangerous weather phenomena, etc


    Navigational Simulators

    Transas offers a full range of navigational simulators, designed to meet the needs of the modern marine industry, covering the following levels of training:

  • Desktop simulator classFull mission simulators for final training and certification, in which all elements of simulated equipment, modules and trainee participation are brought together to form a complete interactive simulated environment;

  • Multi-task training classes for group interactive exercises under instructor supervision, dedicated to specific training and certification;

  • Single computer based training for individual in-house or distance training, equipment familiarisation, refresher programmes, self-test/examination programmes and knowledge assessment.

    Bridge simulator, Marine State University (Vladivostok)Simulator systems from Transas have been type-approved by Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) (UK), France Telecom (France), Industry Canada (Canada), Germanisher Lloyd (Germany) and the Russian Register of Shipping. Training courses based on Transas simulators have been acknowledged as compliant with the STCW requirements and accepted by US Coast Guard, MCA in the United Kingdom and several other organisations.

    Navi-Trainer shiphandling simulators from Transas provide a unique combination of advanced software, standard PC software and hardware, and optionally simulated or real onboard equipment. All Transas simulators feature modular-designed architecture and are extremely flexible in terms of both the composition of exercises and the number of workplaces required by the user.

    Main components of the Full Mission bridge simulator include:
    • Real ship controls;
    • fully operational radar/ARPA;
    • Transas ECDIS display;
    • NavAids and Instrumentation;
    • radio equipment.
    The visualisation system allows the reproduction of the environment such as water surface, rough sea, coastline, aids to navigation, moving surface and airborne craft, coastal objects and structures.

    The system provides a realistic display of any weather conditions, various atmospheric phenomena, time of the day, visibility and illumination effects, reflection and glare on the water. The visualisation shows all the stages of mooring, towing and search and rescue operations, making the simulator an exclusively efficient means of training in special sections of seamanship.

    A visual scene content includes:


    Sky with clouds and atmospheric effects including haze, fog, rain or snow. Sun in day scenes and moon and stars in night scenes with position according to time, date and geographic position of the viewer.

    Moving clouds

    A three-dimensional sea model with dynamic bump mapping surface texturing. Sea surface reflects sky, clouds, sun, moon and stars. The natural light sources, such as the sun and the moon, are reflected with their lighting paths. Water with true three-dimensional waves, which respond to the wind, current, the Beaufort scale numbers and the motion of Own ship accordingly. All visual presentation parameters of the water surface can be pre-set or dynamically changed from the instructor workstation.

    Before the storm

    Berths with piles, berths with fenders, berths with bollards, etc. Light spots on the berths. Mooring buoys.

    Aids to navigation

    Approximately 100 simultaneously visible aids to navigation including lighthouses, beacons and buoys. All navigational lights and navigational marks of the exercise area display the correct colour, sectoring and characteristics according to the approved navigation charts and Admiralty List of Lights.

    Routed clouds and visibility in local areas

    Routed cloudsThe visual system provides local areas of reduced visibility such as those due to cloud, fog banks, thunder storms and rain squalls, which can be dynamically changed during the exercise.


    The light has the following parameters: colour, sectoring, flash characteristics and range of visibility. The intensity and size of the light change according to the observer's geographical position, visibility and range of visibility of the light, daytime and date.

    Tidal effect

    The displayed water level depends on real tide level according to local time.

    Sunset on the central embankment in ShanghaiTarget

    Targets are traffic vessels, helicopters, routed clouds, people in lifeboats, floating objects, etc. Up to 30 detailed targets in the scene simultaneously. Bow waves and wakes that respond realistically to ship speed, manoeuvres and surface waves. Mooring lines, anchor chains and towlines. Traffic ships are capable of showing various day or night signals, indicating their activities according to the Rules of the Road. Each traffic ship is capable of Morse light signalling.


    The change from day to night and from night to day, with the twilight period in between, is gradual and realistic. The illumination level of the depicted scene is such that the objects may be seen in appropriate shades according to the time of day (illumination in itself), distance from Own ship and the level of visibility (visibility and distance shading) and sun position (sun angle-shading).

    Fog and distance shading Visibility (Fog and distance shading)

    The visibility of space objects is naturally influenced by pre-set general meteorological visibility conditions, such as fog, rain, and snow; as well as the pre-set cloud density. Atmospheric precipitation includes 3D rain and snow models with pre-set or dynamically changed speed and density.

    Field of view

    A full 360-degree view is available. Horizontal field of view can be set up to 90 degrees. The vertical field of view is defined by horizontal field of view by keeping the aspect ratio. It is possible to observe the surrounding circumstance both "as from bridge" and "as from bridge wings".

    Sun angle shading

    All the objects in the scene (including the sea surface and excluding the lights) have sun angle-shading, that takes into account the height and azimuth of the Sun and the orientation of the object.

    Sun glare on the
    The system creates an acoustic environment corresponding to the sailing conditions. It allows imitating the noise of the wind, engine operation depending on the speed, noise of the anchor line, noises of own ship and target ships (such as whistle, gong, bell).

    The success of Transas in the simulation market is to a large extent due to the superior quality and accuracy of the hydrodynamic ownship and target ship models incorporated in the simulators. The extensive Transas library of simulated ship models comprises vessels of different tonnages, sizes and hull forms. All Transas models have been validated by ship captains, pilots and navigation experts. The use of external ship models is also possible with the Transas ship handling simulators.
    Mathematical model of a ship

    Ship Model Editor

    Mathematical models of ships and ship equipment can be edited by using a special Model Editor supplied with the simulator. This program allows the user to correct the ship mathematical model, and thus to create individual models for personal needs.

    Ship Model Editor

    Transas navigational simulators incorporate one of the largest sailing area libraries in the world covering practically all the important shipping areas, straits, ports of call, as well as extensive sections of inland waterways.The sailing areas included in Transas bridge simulators are true models of terrain surfaces, natural environment, fixed aids to navigation, and underwater topography.
    Port of Vladivostok excercise area
    By the customers’ request, the company can develop new areas for any part of the world. Great emphasis is laid on the creation of river areas.
    San Francisco Bay before sunrise


    Radar/ARPA operation

    Navigational simulators in any configuration allow modern radars and ARPA operation skills to be practiced. For this purpose, both computer imitators and actual radar displays connected to the simulator can be used. Transas can create radar scenes of any water area in the world at the customer’s request. The simulators use an accurate mathematical model of radar signal propagation, which enhances perception realism and training efficiency.

    Radar/ARPA Console

    ECDIS operation

    Navigational simulators use the Transas Navi-Sailor ECDIS, which is one of the world’s most commonly used shipboard electronic chart systems operating on thousands of ships.

    The Transas ECDIS holds type approval certificates from BSH, DNV and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. The real electronic chart system included in the simulator allows familiarisation with all the details of electronic chart operation, including route generation and editing, electronic chart updating and the principles of displaying various information.

    Supplied as part of the simulator is an extensive electronic chart collection covering all the seas and oceans of the world. Electronic charts in different formats can be displayed: vector - ENC ver.3 (official charts issued by the HOs in compliance with the IMO requirements): TX-97 (by Transas); NIMA (charts produced by the US military agency); raster charts - ARCS (charts issued by the British Admiralty); NDI/BSB (charts by the US HOs) and raster charts by other hydrographic offices.


    Transas Fishing Trainer simulator is a powerful solution to the professional training needs of fishery crews. To allow hands-on training on a fishing vessel bridge, the Fishing Trainer can be fitted with realistic consoles that control trawl, seine and long-line winches. Fishing Simulator Bridge

    The simulators also enable full training in all aspects of classic navigation. The use of highly realistic models of the ships, ship equipment, fishing gear and fish finding devices makes it possible to use the simulators for improving trawling and seine-net fishing tactics.

    Exercise display shows the following additional features: current positions of fish shoals and fish layers, current position of the fishing gear, positions of pinnacles.

    Underwater visualisation - trawl
    Key features:
    • Selection of fishery ship models
    • Models of specialist equipment: fishing gear, deck machinery, deck machinery controls
    • Simulated fish-finding tools
    • 3D underwater visualisation
    • Acoustic model
    • Environment display
    • User manual chart correction
    • Display of fish shoals, layers and pinnacles
    Fishing gear
adjustment panel - trawl


    Convoy The Ice Navigation module developed jointly with the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute allows training in the crew procedures used:
    • when proceeding in broken ice;
    • when proceeding along the solid ice edge, bumping against the edge;
    • when proceeding in open pack ice, in ice holes and in patches of ice-free water;
    • when following the icebreaker (training in watch service procedures for maintaining the place in the convoy, maintaining communication between the ship, icebreaker and other ships in the convoy);
    • when proceeding along the channel in a convoy;
    • when using radar information while sailing in ice conditions;
    • when using the ice situation chart in the ECDIS.


    The Transas Tug Operator Trainer provides users with excellent tools for both ship assist training tasks and professional training of tug and barge operations, including escorting, mooring and docking; towing a stern; pushing ahead; operating ‘on the hip’; operating with notch barges; making and breaking a tow. It is possible to use tugs as own ships handled by the bridge team, or as target ships handled by the instructor manually or in the semi-automatic mode.

    Tanker making U-turn
in restricted area with the aid of three tugboats
    Practically all types of tugboats are simulated, including conventional single-screw tugs, conventional twin-screw tugs, cycloid-drive (Voith-Schneider) tractor tugs and Z-drive reverse tractor drive. Interface to real tug controls can be provided. Real tug controls


    Search and resque operation: tanker in fire
    Transas simulators enable the full-scope of search and rescue operations training as per the IAMSAR manual (edited jointly by the International Civil Avialion Organisation and International Maritime Organisation).

    Modelling of modern types of rescue boats, helicopters, facilities for the detection and rescue at sea, as well as of the communications, allows training in their use and in the coordination of the search and rescue operations in the most adverse weather conditions.

    The synchronous recording and playback of the event, the use of equipment and exchange on the air are the most effective means for corrective training in the search for human life at sea.

    View of the situation from the instructor station


    Transas navigational simulators have a number of naval applications, which allow training in the following operations:
    • manoeuvring in individual and joint sailing;
    • interaction of surface and submarine vessels with naval aviation;
    • use of weapons with the aid of automatic navigation and firing systems;
    • ship bunkering underway in the open sea;
    • landing operation and interaction with land armed forces.
    Launching of a missile against an airborne target

    The fact that Transas simulators use the Navi-Sailor 3000 electronic chart system, the first one in the world to have been adapted to naval needs, is of particular importance.

    Special operations simulators have found extensive applications both in naval schools and at Coast Guard naval bases in many countries of the world.

    Attack on a terrorist base


    The instructor station provides the instructing personnel with the necessary facilities for the efficient generation of exercises, execution and debriefing of exercises.

    Planning Exercises:

    • planning of exercises and sailing conditions, dangerous situation scenarios, failures of equipment and systems, etc.;
    • preview of created situations.
    Conducting exercises:
    • monitoring of the exercise process;
    • control of seaborne and airborne targets (course, route, speed, lights, signals, faults, etc.);
    • handling tugboats (manually or automatically), mooring, towing lines, work with the anchors;
    • control of environment (illumination, visibility conditions, sea waves, wind force and direction, drafts, ice conditions, tides, currents, clouds, etc.);
    • input of faults and failures in any systems for controlling and monitoring the environment and ship systems.
    ASD screen



    Navi-Manager is intended for the monitoring and control of mobile objects (MO). This is an integrated organisational and technical solution for managers of agencies involved in operating MO’s, ensuring their safety and monitoring their motion.

    Navi-Manager is a software package which enables the creation of systems that meet the needs of a broad range of users: from shipowners to national monitoring centres.

    For this purpose, the system components are combined in the optional modules according to the nature of tasks to be accomplished. The user, therefore, can select the necessary combination of options to suit his/her needs. The base system set includes the minimum required amount of monitoring facilities and some service functions, but can be enhanced by adding some more options as required.

    The system can operate in the stand-alone and networked modes. It should be noted that stations installed in different company divisions, and even on the remote site, can operate within single information environments.

    Key features:
    • MO identification;
    • MO tracking;
    • reception, distribution and transmission of information to the monitored objects;
    • recording of events and various associated information on the monitored objects;
    • plotting of additional graphic objects with coordinates;
    • display of reference information on the monitored and user objects;
    • formation of internal monitoring databases;
    • support of information exchange and data processing;
    • recording of service information and events, which occurred;
    • polling of MO’s (fitted out with Inmarsat C/GPS terminals);
    • creation of guard zones;
    • recording of facts of breaching the boundary or prohibited areas;
    • generation of appropriate alarm signals depending on the nature of events, which occurred, or the received messages;
    • route planning in case of MO control from the coastal observation post;
    • other service functions.
    • Monitoring and control of fishing and commercial ships
    • Maintenance of communication processes at the coastal GMDSS sites
    • State monitoring of fishing vessels
    • Monitoring of river and shore mobile objects
    • Support of emergency response operations
    • Protection of exclusive economic zones
    • Information and analytical support of ISMC code
    • Fleet monitoring on the part of sea and fishing port authorities
    • Information support of Rescue Coordinating Centres
    • Monitoring and control of mobile objects within the VTS
    Functional capabilities of Navi-manager components allow the accomplishment of production and applied tasks for the needs of fishery, crisis management agencies, environmental protection, ensuring transport safety, etc.
    Sources of information
    Messages supplied via the marine and shore communication networks or data entered manually by the operator can serve as the system’s source of information.

    Navi-Manager ensures reception and analysis of formalised messages using a broad range of the most common formats (DSC, Inmarsat, Internet, ship daily reports, etc.).

    Besides, an additional message parser can be developed to suit the requirements of a particular user.

    Navi-Manager interface
    Navi-Manager interface
    It can be easily adapted by the operator to suit the set task and saved for the further use. It allows windows to be distributed among several screens.

    Chart formats

    The system supports different chart formats (S-57, TX-97, DCW, etc.)

    RouteThe route is easily created on the basis of a previously prepared template direct on the chart, and is at the same time presented in tabular form. The MO motion schedule is calculated from the set conditions. In the intervals between the reception of information, there is a forecast of the MOs position taking into account the motion schedule or the route (the speed is calculated automatically with regard to the route features, ship type and its condition according to a special algorithm, or is entered manually, which allows a more correct on-chart display of the object motion. As WP’s are assigned as "reference points", the use of routes on rivers is simplified, as it becomes possible to use relative coordinates (RP name – distance). There is a capability to display routes created in Transas ECS, including that using a special "Search and Rescue" module (in accordance with IMO recommendations for SAR operations).
    Information on Chart Objects
    Reference information on any chart object can be obtained from the available database by using a special tool.


    A special weather module allows on-chart display of the weather forecast 5 days in advance for any area in the world, and viewing of the weather change in the dynamic mode.

    Creation of user charts
    The built-in editor can be used for plotting various additional objects the operator may need for the efficient work (areas, marks, lines, soundings, etc.). Once prepared, the additional information charts (e.g., Charts of RCC Responsibility Zones, GMDSS Charts, Fishing Area Charts) can further be used for generation of different alarms.
    Adding messages to the database
    Adding messages to the database
    Mobile object positions and their characteristics can be added to the database in both manual and automatic mode. MO positions can be reproduced as required for any time interval, and the situation can be analysed by using the built-in "Record Player" in the dynamic mode with practically any discretion.
    Identification of violations
    The system allows alarm generation in different motion modes (entry in the zone, crossing of the set lines, approach to the specified objects, etc.) All the alarms are documented with a further playback capability. It is possible to automatically create messages on dangers with regard to many criteria; these messages can then be sent to different addresses as per the previously created template.
    Identification of violations
    A filtering system allows the operator to promptly form the necessary list of objects according to many different criteria.

    MO reference characteristics

    Entered in the database is information on various MO characteristics, which can be obtained by the operator as required for any object.

    User access differentiation
    The system provides for user access differentiation, which rules out fulfilment of operations by people having no authority to do so. In addition, this reduces the probability of errors caused by the actions of under qualified operators.
    Prospects of developing monitoring systems

    Being aware of how urgent the problem of monitoring currently is, Transas continues to work on the improvement of its systems. According to customer recommendation, the company is developing a newgeneration of monitoring systems: SIGMA – the System of Integrated Global Monitoring and Analysis. The system features a number of improved functions and new capabilities:

    • automatic recording and analysis of not only the positioning information, but also of various kinds of economic data (fuel, cargo, daily catch, use of quota, etc.);
    • open multi-purpose parser interface which allows the user to independently prepare the converter in case of change to the received message format;
    • new ADD INFO chart editor, new chart handling tools;
    • data exchange not only with similar systems, but also with other databases used by the customer;
    • improved alarm module, which includes event alerts along with geographic alarms (time, route, query alerts);
    • unplanned request system, which allows reception of a broad range of different reports. The user is provided with the capability to independently form an individual set of database fields;
    • extended list of the provided report documentation;
    • more flexible functions of correct user administration.

    The system can operate with both ships and mobile objects, with an individual set of characteristics used for each type.

    The system architecture allows work with other external programs and utilities, such as the Crisis Management System, which is a major problem for the Crisis Management Centres and Rescue Coordinating Centres in the course of emergency response operations.

    The company expects to develop a shipboard module to automate the process of formation and transmission of information from the MO.


    NaviPilot 4000

    Navi-Pilot 4000 is the ECDIS-based professional pilot system created by the ECDIS market leader. The system has been developed in close cooperation with SMA Pilots (Sweden Maritime Administration). Navi-Pilot 4000 can be delivered as the core software for the various pilot kits to meet specific requirements of the pilot associations worldwide or as complete Pilot Portable Unit.

    Support of different types of vector and raster chartsScope of supply

    • Navi-Pilot 4000 software
    • Lightweight Powerful Laptop
    • Windows XP PRO SP2
    • Transas Pilot Port Repeater (Bluetooth or USB connection)
    • Waterproof Pilot Bag

    Main Benefits

    • Easy system setup and use to reduce the stress
    • Exhaustive information for decision making
    • Highest possible level of accuracy and reliability
    • Pilot-requested specific functions for professional day-to-day work
    • Built-in SD Card Security Dongle to keep the size of laptop unchanged
    • Pilot wireless freedom on the bridge

    ECDIS-based functionality

    • Connection to UAIS transponderWork with 7 different types of vector and raster charts
    • Online update of official ENC and TX97 by Transas
    • Dangerous and "no go" areas display and warnings
    • Tides and Currents internal database
    • Weather forecasts display using SPOS weather module
    • Electronic logbook of vessel progress and operator actions
    • SAR operation support and assistance
    • Navigation, predefined, self-test alarms and warnings
    • Playback for vessel track analysis and trainings
    • Storage of different schedules for one route
    • GPS and GYRO connection
    • Presentation of fore'n'aft motion vectorsConnection to UAIS transponder Pilot Plug interface via cable or Transas Pilot Port Repeater via Bluetooth

    Pilot Professional Functions

    • Essential information transfer to PDA via Bluetooth for vessel contour presentation with motion vectors
    • Improved functionality of maneuvering predictor
    • Vessel dimensions and AIS antenna position display at the Pilot laptop with possibility to edit
    • Presentation of fore'n'aft motion vectors and ROT based vessel’s turn radius
    • Ability to store the essential information about the vessel under pilotage and AIS targets in Ships Library database
    • Display of extended information on AIS targets
    • Weather information from an AIS weather stations
    • AIS Playback utility for all recorded data from AIS
    • Alarms management with ability to turn off/mute alarms and warnings e.g. when passing narrows or mooring
    • Anchorage place bearing/distance presentation and monitoringAnchorage place bearing/distance presentation and monitoring
    • Course, distance and speed values display for the every leg of the route in monitoring
    • Passage plan and schedule export to Excel
    • Color indication in case of positioning system low precise
    • EBL/VRM/Index lines
    • Voice Comments

    Transas Pilot Port Repeater

    This Pilot Port Repeater from Transas (PPR) is a fully Bluetooth licensed unit with built in battery solution. Quickly rechargeable, small form factor, lightweight and complete tool, specially designed for day to-day pilots’ service.

    Transas PPR collects the data from the ship’s AIS Pilot Plug and delivers the data to the Navi-Pilot system. The PPR is equipped with a scanning function for pins which automatically detects which pins to connect for receiving the data correctly. Unit is equipped with LED status indicator and sends the status signals which can be monitored on Navi-Pilot screen.

    Communication between the Transas PPR and the Laptop with Navi-Pilot is possible in 2 ways:

    • Wireless form, using Bluetooth class 1 standard.
    • USB-standard using USB cable through a USB-port.

    When the USB-connection is used the Bluetooth is automatically turned off, battery is charged.


    NaviSailor 3000

    Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS is a new-generation Electronic Chart Display and Information System, which has been issued with a 'Wheelmark'- approval from DNV. Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS incorporates the full functionality of the previous version of Transas ECDIS, Navi-Sailor 2400 ECDIS, and in addition to this, features an array of innovative, state-of-the-art features, including radar overlay, integrated weather forecast service, AIS interface, enhanced route planning facilities and extremely convenient user interface.

    Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS has been designed to meet the requirements of all types of commercial vessels and naval ships wishing to benefit from the advanced modern ECDIS technology.

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    Transas charts:

    The in-house production of vector electronic charts is one of the many areas of expertise in Transas' company activities. To-date, the Transas World Collection consists of more than 10,000 charts, all digitised to the highest quality and level of accuracy, produced from paper chart data published by all the major national Hydrographic Offices. The worldwide coverage achieved by the Transas Chart Collection, secures safe navigation in practically any region across the globe.

    Radar overlay:

    Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS can be fitted with a dedicated RadarIntegrator Board (RIB) from Transas. RIB is capable of converting the radar's video signal to digital form, which allows overlaying a radar picture on the electronic chart.

    Advantages of RadarIntegrator include:

  • Unique combination of the electronic chart and radar image overlay on a single display
  • ARPA functions with the capability of tracking up to 500 targets simultaneously
  • Advanced voyage data recording
  • Brightness, gain, sea and rain clutter on-screen control
  • Radar Overlay

    Route planning:

    The Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS Route Plan table contains the following:

  • Geographical data (coordinates, course, GC/RL…)
  • Schedule information (ETA, ETD, Average speed…)
  • Route Plan calculations take into account relevant weather and current information

    Other useful capabilities of the Route Planning facility include:

  • 'Check Route' functionality, both online and after the planning
  • Upload route to GPS
  • Graphical on-screen and tabular route plan editing
  • Equalising of data between Master and Slave station(-s)
  • Print out of Route Plan information


    Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS provides a facility for sailing in the Autopilot mode.

    Search and Rescue Operations:

    Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS allows a route to be created in accordance with the following search schemes recommended by the international SAR Convention:

  • Expanding Square
  • Parallel Track/ Creeping Line
  • Sector Search
  • Search and rescue operations

    Integrated Navtex information:

    The Transas Navtex Manager facility is capable of:
  • Automatic reading of messages arriving via NAVTEX and their processing;
  • Extracting co-ordinates, area, transmitting station, topic and other parameters;
  • Saving NAVTEX messages onto the hard disk and displaying the message mark on the electronic chart;
  • Generating automatic alarms upon the entry in the area of note, received from the NAVTEX, or at the approach to a single message mark.
  • Integrated Navtex information

    Integrated weather information:

    The Weather Wizard module integrated into Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS allows weather data from the UK Meteorological Office to be delivered to Transas users via E-mail and to be processed automatically. Weather forecasts can be obtained for a period of up to 5 days.
    Monitored parameters include:
  • Pressure
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Significant height of waves
  • Swell (height, period, direction)
  • Integrated weather information

    UAIS interface:

    The Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS - (U)AIS transponder interface provides the following capabilities:
  • Display of (U)AIS targets on the screen
  • Full target information
  • Sending and receipt of messages and target information
  • Fast search of targets on name, IMO number, MMSI, and Call sign; highlighting of the selected target on the electronic chart screen
  • UAIS interface

    In May 2003, the 'Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS - UAIS Transponder interface for collision avoidance' won the prestigious Cruise & Ferry '2003 Award in the category ,'Best innovation in safety systems or safety technology'.

    UAIS interface:

    The Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS - (U)AIS transponder interface provides the following capabilities:
  • Display of (U)AIS targets on the screen
  • Full target information
  • Sending and receipt of messages and target information
  • Fast search of targets on name, IMO number, MMSI, and Call sign; highlighting of the selected target on the electronic chart screen
  • UAIS interface

    User-adjustable interface:

    The simultaneous display of two chart panels is provided with the Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS. For the user's convenience, each panel is displayed independently and can be controlled by a separate toolbar. Similarly, the user can control both the size and layout of the panels. On the chart panels, any combination the vessel motion modes consisting of Head-Up/ North-Up/ Course-Up and True Motion/ Relative Motion can be displayed.
    The new Navi-Sailor uses a MS Windows interface for the control of all information panels within the system. Unrivalled flexibility is achieved for the user in terms of ease of use due to the design of the main information panel. The navigator can easily hide the main information panel, which allows more space for the display of the chart panels. Any of the expandable windows of the main panel can be docked on the chart panel for active use. In addition, information from any of the sensors, which the system is interfaced with, is now even more readily available and can be called onto the screen with a single click.
    User-adjustable interface


    NaviSailor 3000 ECDIS-I

    Electronic Chart Display and Information System Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I comprises all the functional capabilities of ECDIS Navi-Sailor 3000, as well as the unique hardware and software complex Track Control System, which provides the possibility to keep a ship automatically on a pre-planned track with minimal participation from the navigator. Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I could be applied both as all-sufficient isolated system and as part of Integrated Navigational System. The system is certified.

    New functional capabilities

    • New resolution of Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I graphic interface was implemented: 1600x1200 dpi.

    • Track Control System (software module). The systems processes signals coming to Navi-Sailor ECDIS from positioning sensors, gyrocompass and log, and controls the process of vessel movement according to a pre-planned track in automatic helm regime. The Track-Control System meets all the requirements of IEC 62065 standard and is DNV certified.

    • Trial Manoeuvring 3000. This function allows playing over diverse manoeuvre variants for collision avoidance, considering the parameters of safe approach to them (CPA/TCPA), as well as represent and fix the played over manoeuvre at the electronic chart for the control of the vessel movement according to manoeuvre.

    • Electronic charts in SENC format (CD 8). Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I provides the possibility to work with electronic charts in SENC format (System Electronic Navigational charts). The process of converting S-57 (ENC) format charts to SENC format is DNV certified and meets all IHO requirements.

    • Electronic charts in DNC format. Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I also supports DNC format, corresponding with American MIL-STD-2407 standards, which are based on “Feature/Attribute Coding Catalogue (FACC)” normative document.

    • Ship contour representation display. This function serves for significant navigational safety increase in narrow areas (channels, anchorage), and also while towage and mooring. The function allows representing the realistic contour of the vessel, created in accordance with technical vessel specification, at the chart panel.

    • Route planning. The route planning function was significantly expanded. Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I allows specifying the turner radius and will of a point, to determine and change XTE graphically at the chart, to lay route lag, considering sectors, colors and visibility range of lights and lighthouses (for TX-97 and S57 format charts).

    • Integration with GNSS sensor. For definition of vessel location GNSS sensor receives signals from two satellite systems: GP (NAVSTAR) è GLONASS. The processing of the GNSS sensor data is provided in Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I, - GNSS sensors are installed as positioning system, - as well as representation of precision and status of the data, received from GNSS sensor.

    • Integration with new types of board data input systems (keyboards) ES4 and ES3.

    • Integration with DSC500 sensor. The possibility to connect the Ross DSC500 sensor to the system and to process data signals coming from the sensor. Interface allows representation of the received DSC500 sensor targets and their MMSI numbers data at the chart panel.

    • Integration with NavCon02 sensor. NavCon02 sensor is applied for the connection of the analogous gyrocompass and\or log to the navigational system Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I.

    • Mathematical. Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I calculates distances (Rhumbne / Great Circle) considering WGS-84 datum.

    • Converting route data in MS Excel format. The possibility of prompt converting and saving of the route data in MS Excel format.
    • Route calculator. This function allows prompt calculation of the distance between any two points of the route, created in Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I.

    • Means of bearing and distances fathoming. Two additional independent means of bearing and distances fathoming at electronic chart (EBL/VRMs) were incarnated, as well as their integration with operational control at ES3 keyboard.

    • Second informational display. The possibility of second independent informational display representation is provided in Navi-Sailor 3000 ECDIS-I.


    NAVTEX Receivers

    NAVTEX is a system for the broadcast and automatic reception of maritime safety information by means of a narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy. NAVTEX provides shipping with navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information through automatic printouts from a dedicated receiver.

    NAVTEX is a component of the IMO/IHO Worldwide Navigational Warning Service (WWNWS) defined by IMO Assembly resolution A.706(17). It has also been included as an element of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). Since 1 August 1993, NAVTEX receiving capability has become part of the mandatory equipment which is required to be carried in certain vessels under the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). New IMO resolution MSC.148 (77) requires NAVTEX receivers implemented on and after 1 July 2005 to include Dual channel reception, 518 kHz and either 490 or 4209.5 kHz, simultaneously.


    NordSea Trawls and Seines

    Nordsea designs and constructs trawls and seines for all types of mobile fishing, and for harvesting a variety of demersal and pelagic species.

    All trawls are precision designed and manufactured to the highest standard, using the finest quality materials which are sourced worldwide.

    Extensive use is made of Flume Tank facilities in the initial design stage, culminating with full scale commercial evaluation at sea with net monitoring equipment and underwater cameras.

    Nordsea Balloon Demersal Trawls

    Nordsea Balloon Trawls are a product of computer aided, three dimensional design techniques. The 2 seam design allows for a variety of mesh sizes in the wings and square to eliminate drag. The trawls are constructed of high grade, heat stretched, Polyethylene netting. The netting is hung on combination wire rope, the Headline is hung on Polyester guard and the Fishing Line is hung with heavy guard netting and then wrapped with braided rope to protect the hanging meshes. The trawl has simple design features, which simplify repairs, it can also be used in a single or pair trawl mode.

    Flotation is normally 8 inch heavy duty floats, and the groundgear is normally Rockhopper type, the size of discs depending on the horsepower of the vessel and the grounds to be fished.

    The trawl is normally used to fish the following species: Cod, Haddock, Pollack, Hake, Flounder, etc. and is used on medium to hard ground by a variety of vessels with different horsepower.

    Nordsea Nova Demersal Trawls

    Nordsea Nova Trawls are a product of computer aided, three dimensional design techniques. The 4 seam design allows for a variety of mesh sizes in the wings and square to eliminate drag. The trawls are constructed of high grade, heat stretched, Polyethylene netting. The netting is hung on combination wire rope, the Headline is hung on Polyester guard and the Fishing Line is hung with heavy guard netting and then wrapped with braided rope to protect the hanging meshes. The trawl has simple design features, which include short wings, making it an excellent trawl for extremely hard ground. The 4 seam design tends to gibe better vertical openings than the 2 seam design.

    Flotation is normally 8 inch heavy duty floats, or kites can be used, the groundgear is normally Rockhopper type, the size of discs depending on the horsepower of the vessel and the grounds to be fished.

    The trawl is normally used to fish the following species: Cod, Haddock, Pollack, Hake, Flounder, etc. and is used on medium to hard ground by a variety of vessels with different horsepower.

    Before a trawl is constructed Nordsea requires certain parameters from the customer, which are then generated through a database to determine the trawl size and door size to suit the particular vessel.

    Nordsea Limited has developed and tested two new trawl designs… the Duplex with two codends, and the Triplex with three codends. The designs are based on the premise that increased footrope swept area; as is the case with twin trawling, can be achieved using a single net.

    The new trawls feature a wide horizontal opening for harvesting shrimp or other groundfish species near the bottom. The design also allows a footrope spread area comparable to that achieved by twin trawls, and offers a ‘middle road’ alternative to owners that for financial or technical reasons, are unwilling to convert to twin trawling.

    Compared to a single trawl of a given size, Nordsea’s trawl simulation program indicates that it may be possible to achieve a 20% increase in strategic footrope spread area with the Duplex design, and a 47% increase using the Triplex. The horizontal spread or footrope swept area of the new designs compares favourably with data obtained by Nordsea during a recent successful twin trawling project.

    This increase in lateral spread justifies the decrease in headline height compared to a single trawl - a 24% decrease for the Duplex, and 32% for the Triplex. There is no requirement to maximize the vertical opening, as is the case for designs targeting roundfish.

    Drag does not necessarily increase with multiple codends. Less netting is required in the new designs, compared to that needed for a similar footrope increase in traditional trawls. A single net with one codend and comparable front end geometry would require 30 to 60% more netting.

    It is also important to note in the new designs the footrope swept area increase is concentrated in the middle of the net, not in the wings. The wider center area is an advantage when species such as shrimp and flatfish are low and dispersed on the bottom.


    Potential Incident Simulation, Control and Evaluation System (PISCES2)

    Today, the problem of accident rate on ships carrying liquid cargoes, remains an important issue. Cargo handling/ballasting and auxiliary operations simulators are the only means of training qualified liquid cargo tanker and gas carrier personnel in the tasks required to perform their functions safely and efficiently.

    PISCES2 is an incident response simulator intended for preparing and conducting command centre exercises and area drills. The application was primarily developed to support exercises focusing on oil spill response.

    Transas is currently cooperating with research organizations to include mathematical models of other types of incidents (such as floods, forest fires and terrorist acts).
    Key functions
    • allows for integration of information from diverse sources;
    • essential for response planning, decision-making and overall operational control;
    • fully compliant with the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90);
    • includes a Dynamic Simulation Module for emergency response drills and training exercises;
    • based on the PISCES solutions originally developed as a simulation tool for the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) of US Coast Guard;
    • networked configuration for interactive operation of multiple workstations;
    • graphic display of deployed response resources and incident situation using the world collection of Transas TX-97 vector electronic charts and other map formats;
    • integrates with Navi-Trainer navigational simulator for 3-D visualization of oil spill and response resources;
    • mathematical models predict trajectory, weathering and shoreline impact of oil or chemical spills in waterways; forecast downwind location and threat level of airborne toxic substances resulting from chemical spills based on the NOAA developed ALOHA model;
    • capable of interface to position reporting systems (VTS, AIS);
    • databases for resources, at-risk facilities and sensitive areas, weather, tide and current conditions, event logging and exercise scripting;
    • calculation of operational costs based on individual resource costs and usage time;
    • real-time/fast-time simulation.

    Incident-specific response resources

    • response resources include vehicles, vessels, aircraft, personnel,booms, skimmers, dispersant applications equipment, firefighting equipment, Search and Rescue assets, etc.;
    • resource Database holds individual records of response resources with their detailed characteristics. The database can be accessed from any workstation in the system;
    • conducting realistic exercises and drills;
    • real-world vehicles or vessels can be tracked on the chart display, alongside simulated resources;
    • automatic on-screen notification to the operator on simulated resource arrival.

    Geographic information system (GIS)

    Geographic information systemGIS provides geo-referenced data and supplies decision-makers with up-to-date information on the event status, as well as resource movement and deployment.

    Apart from the Transas world collection of TX-97 vector electronic nautical charts, PISCES2 can view other map formats, including both nautical charts (S-57, ARCS, BSB) and land maps (geo-referenced topographical maps, municipal maps, aerial and survey photographs, satellite imagery).

    Debriefing facility

    PISCES2 provides the capability of developing, conducting and debriefing realistic incident response exercises, all in one application.

    The application’s Chart and text-based Status Windows can be directed to Large Screen Displays. This capability lends itself to providing informative Command Post status displays and is useful for post-exercise debriefing sessions.

    Oil spill simulation

    • modeling of the dynamic reaction to the activities of response facilities, their quantitative assessment and results;
    • simulated processes include: oil spread, evaporation, sinking in the water column, burn-off, the pollutant’s interaction with coastline, booms, skimmers and chemical dispersants;
    • user editing of environmental conditions, including air temperature, wind speed and direction, wave height, current set and drift, as well as water temperature and salinity.
    Oil spill simulation

    Chemical spill air plume display

    • output of the mathematical model within NOAA’s ALOHA program can be displayed, with or without an oil-spill incident or other event occurring;
    • the source of the air plume may be located within the floating product mass, or at any other user-defined location;
    • it is possible to display two separate incidents simultaneously, i.e. an oil spill and an airborne chemical release.
    Chemical spill air plume display

    Single-user or multi-user operation

    PISCES2 can be operated as a single-user application suitable for desktop exercises and training corporate response managers. If configured as a multi-user system of several workstations connected via a Local Area Network, PISCES2 can support a training class comprising a Primary Instructor workplace and multiple additional workstations.

    PISCES2 can be deployed to manage field exercises involving real-world incident response resources: the networked configuration provides multiuser access to the databases, charts and maps, resource control, and data input functions. Workstations can be located in the Command Post and the servers can be accessed by remote users, including field units.


    Power supplies and battery chargers


    Radar Integrator Board RIB6

    The Radar Integrator Board RIB6 is designed for the reception of analog video signal from the radar and its digitizing, pre-processing and relay of the radar signal to the dual network as per network protocols for the TRANSAS navigational products.

    The RIB6 is intended as means to connect Scanners or even the radars from different manufacturers to a dedicated computer executing the Transas Navi-Radar and Navi-Sailor software.

    Radar processor (RIB6) is an interface device between different types of radars/scanner sets and the Transas MFD system (ECDIS/RADAR). The RIB6 needs to be configured for the chosen radar type by on-board switches and appropriate software setup. The RIB6 board currently supports two different the radar interfaces: discrete signal interface and composite signal interface.

    Scanner control functionality is provided by serial COM port (RS422 interface). Scanner control protocol is implemented in Transas software.

    Discrete radar interface

    This is the most widely used interface for integration of Transas navigational work station and scanner unit. This interface uses four individual connectors for Trigger, Azimuth and Heading pulses and Video.

    Composite radar interface

    Composite radar interface is based on single connector between radar processor and the radar. This line contains all interface components: trigger pulses, antenna position codes and raw video signal. Only two types of composite signals are supported: Atlas 9600 (SAM1000) and Raytheon Pathfinder ST Mk2.

    Digital radar interface (Ethernet) — under development

    This type of interface is based on usage of the internal radar signal processor, which is a part of radar transceiver. Navigational workstation is connected to the scanner by means of standard Ethernet network.


    Radar transponder

    Shipboard GMDSS installations include one or more search and rescue locating devices. The radar-SART is used to locate a survival craft or distressed vessel by creating a series of dots on a rescuing ship's radar display. A SART will only respond to a 9 GHz X-band (3 cm wavelength) radar. It will not be seen on S-band (10 cm) or other radar.

    The SART may be triggered by any X-band radar within a range of approximately 8 nautical miles (15 kilometers). Each radar pulse received causes it to transmit a response which is swept repetitively across the complete radar frequency band. When interrogated, it first sweeps rapidly (0.4 microsecond) through the band before beginning a relatively slow sweep (7.5 microseconds) through the band back to the starting frequency. This process is repeated for a total of twelve complete cycles. At some point in each sweep, the SART frequency will match that of the interrogating radar and be within the pass band of the radar receiver. If the SART is within range, the frequency match during each of the 12 slow sweeps will produce a response on the radar display, thus a line of 12 dots equally spaced by about 0.64 nautical mile (1.2 km) will be shown. When the range to the radar-SART is reduced to about 1 nautical mile (2 km), the radar display may show also the 12 responses generated during the fast sweeps. These additional dot responses, which also are equally spaced by 0.64 nautical mile (1.2 km), will be interspersed with the original line of 12 dots. They will appear slightly weaker and smaller than the original dots.




    Radars for small craft


    Radio facsimile receivers


    Refrigeration Plant Simulator (RPS)

    The simulator includes several most widespread types of refrigeration plants used in fishing, food processing and transportation. They are:
  • refrigeration plant of provision stores;
  • industrial deep-freezing plant of conveyer type;
  • plate-type freezers;
  • refrigeration plant with indirect cooling system;
  • ice-making apparatus;
  • refrigeration plant of air conditioning system (with climate control automation).
  • Refrigeration plant for provision stores

    The simulator provides facilities for education, the refrigeration process study, operational training, most maintenance procedures and emergency training. Simulator permits individual, group and team training with or without Instructor supervision.

    Simulator system components

    Simulator software consists of Instructor workplace software and trainee workplace software.

    Trainee software components: system layout and mimic diagram, control and monitoring panels, alarm panel.
    Instructor software provides:
  • online class control and monitoring for up to 12 trainees;
  • debriefing - exercise recording, playback, analysis;
  • exercise editor.
  • Deep-freezing plant

    Functional capabilities
  • controls identical to real ones;
  • monitoring of parameters - pressures, temperatures, levels, and so on;
  • pen-recorder for up to 18 parameters simultaneously;
  • different coolants;
  • modeling of a lot of faults and failures;
  • generation of acoustic and light alarm signal;
  • manual and automatic modes of operation;
  • variable environmental conditions (ambient air temperature and humidity, sea water temperature) and plant load (product temperature and quantity)
  • Air conditioning system


    SAILOR GMDSS Consoles

    Thrane & Thrane’s SAILOR® products have set new standards for size and performance in the GMDSS market with the compact SAILOR® GMDSS consoles. This unique combination of innovative and reliable products, and ease of operation, is a must for all seafaring vessels.

    With the SAILOR® GMDSS products and consoles on board you not only fulfil all the relevant requirements, you have also made a sound investment in both safety and efficiency; in short, you have invested in the future.

    Thrane & Thrane’s SAILOR® products have become almost synonymous with GMDSS. More than 1/3 of all commercial vessels covered by the international conventions have already chosen the high quality products and service. In addition, the SAILOR® GMDSS consoles provides a large number of attractive convenience and safety facilities – either as a complete solution or as a series of stand-alone products.

    No two customers are exactly alike, and requirements vary from vessel to vessel. Therefore the SAILOR® GMDSS solutions are always available in a configuration to match the actual communication and safety needs exactly, regardless of whether you operate in sea ares A1, A2, A3 of A4.

    As standard, the system console is delivered with emergency light, battery panel, loudspeaker and connection board. The console is fitted with removable front plates, which greatly facilitates service and maintenance procedures, and the modular structure of the whole system means that it can readily be extended and altered.

    Furthermore, all the equipment in the Thrane & Thrane SAILOR® GMDSS range complies with standard dimensions, making rack mounting in existing bridge console a simple and straightforward procedure.

    Typical SAILOR® GMDSS console solutions:
    SAILOR® A1 solutions
    GMDSS - Sea Area A1 The SAILOR® VHF DSC Programme fulfils the requirements for Sea Area 1. The SAILOR® VHF DSC Programme offers the RT5022 VHF DSC (Class A) or RT5020 VHF DSC Duplex (Class A). The SAILOR® product family offers a complete range of safety products, if the local regulations require further installations.
    SAILOR® A2 solutions
    GMDSS - Sea Area A2The SAILOR® RT5022 VHF DSC and the SAILOR® System 5000 MF/HF Control Unit can be installed together in this one section console with battery panel, loudspeaker, emergency light and a connection board. This system satisfies all requirements for Sea Area A2.
    SAILOR® A3 solutions
    The SAILOR® Programme offers several solutions for Sea Area A3. These can be combined in different console solutions that offer the specific need. All these can be installed in consoles with battery panel, loudspeaker, emergency light and a connection board. Depending on solution chosen, the SAILOR® RT5022 VHF DSC can be installed in the solution or separately as described below.
    A3 TLX/INM-C: The two section solution with radiotelex and one Inmarsat-C. This solution will typically have one Message Terminal SAILOR® TT-3606E with keyboard and a printer SAILOR H1252B for the Inmarsat-C SAILOR® TT-3020C or SAILOR® TT-3000E, and a printer SAILOR® H1252B and keyboard for radiotelex. The MF/HF can be supplied as 150W, 250W or 500W.
    A3 INM-C/INM-C: The three section solution with two Inmarsat-C SAILOR® TT-3020C or SAILOR® TT-3000E. This will require two Message Terminals SAILOR® TT-3606E with keyboard and two printers H1252B. The MF/HF can be supplied as 150W, 250W or 500W.
    SAILOR® A4 solutions:
    SAILOR® Programme offers several solutions and combinations for Sea Area A4. The typical solution is the four section console with three Message Terminals, SAILOR® TT-3606E. One for the Inmarsat-C, SAILOR® TT-3020C or SAILOR® TT-3000E (for covering Sea Area 3), and two for the MF/HF radiotelex. The two MF/HF stations can be supplied as 250W or 500W. Certified by Russian Ministry of Transport and RMRS.
    We can prepare and approve project documentation in Russian Maritime Register of Shipping for all GMDSS Sea Areas.


    Ship Security Alert System (SSAS)

    As piracy and terrorist attacks have increased over the years IMO has defined a set of mandatory requirements in the SOLAS Resolution XI-2/6 to improve security for ships.

    The new SOLAS resolution 6 states that the Ship Security Alert System shall provide ships with two alarm buttons, which can be activated in case of a piracy or terrorist attack. The alarm is a covert signal, which will have no sound and no flashing lights so that it is in no way obvious to any intruders on board the ship.

    1. All ships shall be provided with a ship security alert system, as follows:

  • ships constructed on or after 1 July 2004;
  • passenger ships, including high-speed passenger craft, constructed before 1 July 2004, not later than the first survey of the radio installation after 1 July 2004;
  • oil tankers, chemical tankers, gas carriers, bulk carriers and cargo high-speed craft, of 500 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2004, not later than the first survey of the radio installation after 1 July 2004;
  • and other cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upward and mobile offshore drilling units constructed before 1 July 2004, not later than the first survey of the radio installation after 1 July 2006.

    2. The ship security alert system, when activated, shall:

  • initiate and transmit a ship-to-shore security alert to a competent authority designated by the Administration, which in these circumstances may include the Company, identifying the ship, its location and indicating that the security of the ship is under threat or it has been compromised;
  • not send the ship security alert to any other ships;
  • not raise any alarm on-board the ship;
  • and continue the ship security alert until deactivated and/or reset.

    3. The ship security alert system shall:

  • be capable of being activated from the navigation bridge and in at least one other location;
  • and conform to performance standards not inferior to those adopted by the Organization.

    4. The ship security alert system activation points shall be designed so to prevent the inadvertent initiation of the ship security alert.

    5. The requirements for the ship security alert system may be complied with by using the radio installation fitted for compliance with the requirements of chapter IV, provided all requirements of this regulation are complied with.

    6. When an Administration receives notification of a ship security alert, that Administration shall immediately notify the State(s) in the vicinity of which the ship is presently operating.

    7. When a Contracting Government receives notification of a ship security alert from a ship which is not entitled to fly its flag, that Contracting Government shall immediately notify the relevant Administration and, if appropriate, the State(s) in the vicinity of which the ship is presently operating.


    Simrad Sonars


    Speed logs


    Track plotters / Fish Finders


    Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS)

    Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS) delivers official chart data & information directly to your ECDIS and helps you prepare for paperless navigation and the proposed ECDIS mandation in 2012.

    Whether you are a Transas ECDIS user or operate another kind of ECDIS, TADS delivers fully official and global chart coverage formatted in SENC or standard ENC format to suit your needs.

    Developed directly for Ship Owners and Managers, Captains, Navigators, Crew, Marine Superintendents and shore-based staff, TADS uses only official chart data along with a range of carefully considered additional data services.

    Service, support and consultancy services are all available to help you optimize your navigational needs onboard.


    Choosing TADS means you enjoy the following services:

    • Transas SENC service (Transas ECDIS Users Only). Official ENC data converted and ready for use in your Transas ECDIS, saving you time and increasing efficiency.
    • AVCS (ENC’s for Non-Transas ECDIS users). Official ENC data in standard format available to those customers who do not operate a Transas ECDIS but gain the benefits of the TADS service
    • Admiralty Digital Publications. Admiralty List of Lights, Admiralty Radio Signals Vol.6 and TotalTide information direct to your ECDIS
    • SPOS® Weather Service. Courtesy of Meteo Consult, SPOS® is the ideal onboard weather data tool increasing both safety and efficiency onboard
    • Additional Data Services. During 2009, Transas customers can look forward to additional TADS software and functionality, making planning administration easier
    • Consultancy Services. Transas helps you to prepare for the move towards paperless navigation. Office processes are just as important as those onboard and Transas provides all the training & support you need to administrate your vessels

    TADS means you gain the following benefits:

    • TADS helps you prepare for paperless navigation and the proposed ECDIS mandation in 2012
    • Comprehensive, Official, worldwide ENC data in Transas SENC data format with weekly updates
    • Simplified ordering and update procedures when using SENC data will both save time and costs.
    • Access to Admiralty Digital Publications and additional data services for easy navigation
    • Saves time, increases efficiency
    • Fully or Semi automated chart corrections in a format that suits your needs
    • Includes International service, support and consultancy services

    In order to enjoy paperless status, ENCs should be up to date and comply with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Regulations and loaded into a type-approved dual-ECDIS onboard. Having a dual ECDIS onboard means that the main ECDIS is connected to an identical but fully functioning backup system, providing safety, efficiency and peace of mind.

    TADS allows any vessel (equipped with dual-ECDIS) to operate paperless in areas where ENCs are available, making the most of the ECDIS as a professional navigational tool. AVCS data from the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is used together with the aforementioned ENCs to provide the most comprehensive, official worldwide coverage available to the professional mariner.

    ENC vs SENC conversion

    SENC (System Electronic Navigation Chart) is ENC data that has been compiled into the internal format of a specific Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). Transas is the only ECDIS manufacturer providing an SENC service. Transas delivers official ENC data from the UKHO, in SENC format as per IHO guidelines. The Transas SENC Distribution Service was fully tested and approved by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

    • The subscription term runs for 12, 9, 6 or 3 months from the date of the first SENC purchase
    • The SENC Base CDs are distributed quarterly on CD or via the Transas website. Updates are released on a weekly basis and distributed regularly via email or CD and can be downloaded from the Transas website.
    • The Chart administration onboard is done through Transas Chart Assistant Utility

    Fast and efficient chart maintenance

    Ordering and updating via vessels standard e-mail systemChart Assistant (SENC users only)

    Chart Assistant (CA) is the specially developed chart administration tool for all chart formats used in Transas navigation systems which provides the following:

    • Chart licences, new charts and chart updates
    • Installation of charts and charts updates
    • Status report of the ship collection

    Chart Assistant can use the email system to automatically collect chart licenses, charts and chart updates from the mailbox using SMAPI (Simple Messaging Application Programming Interface). The updates are then applied to the ship’s chart collection.

    Weekly Update CD’s

    Updates can also be delivered via CD on a weekly basis to Transas Customers. This CD contains updates to all the charts in the service and once uploaded onto the ECDIS system, ensures that every TADS customer has a complete and up to date set of data onboard, with the option to easily access additional data if required.

    CD updates can also be used in conjunction with online updates, where internet access is limited or where a physical backup is required.

    Digital Catalogue (AVCS customers only)

    Admiralty Digital Catalogue is included free of charge to all our AVCS customers.

    Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners - (T&P)NMs

    TADS will be launching Temporary & Preliminary Notices to Mariners as an additional information layer in 2009. This information will appear as a notice on the relevant chart(s) and can then be selected and read by the user.

    This ensures that users of TADS have the most up to date T&P information available regardless of where they are in the world. T&P NMs will be delivered on a weekly basis via CD or online updates, depending on requirements.

    Additional services – information, assessment, administration

    Admiralty Digital Publications – (ADP)

    TADS incorporates Admiralty Digital Publications in the form of the award-winning Admiralty Total Tide, Admiralty Digital List of Lights and Admiralty Digital Radio Signals Volume 6. These are compiled together on a single CD and can be licensed, installed, used and updated via a single common interface that is quick and easy to use.

    SPOS® weather by MeteoConsult

    The ultimate in weather information and forecasting, SPOS integrates information from the world’s major meteorological offices along with observations, forecasts and satellite imagery to give the best weather information available. This data can be inputed and used to optimize route calculations, performance and voyage reporting.

    Data Assessment Layer (DAL)

    Introduced as an additional layer, this will compare information available on SENC charts with that available from other sources to give the mariner an even more up-to-date information source that can be overlaid on the chart.

    Additional Data Services

    New software and functionality will be available to TADS customers as the service develops. Currently under development, these will include planning and administrative applications designed to make your life easier.

    Consultancy Services

    In partnership with the Service organisation, Transas offers a range of consultancy services to TADS customers including office administration, training and process management giving you all the support and guidance needed to administrate your vessels.

    Quality, Compliance and Licensing


    Transas is proud of its reputation as a supplier of high quality, reliable navigation products to the marine industry. Transas continues this by offering official ENC content (based on the UKHO’s AVCS data and before being converted to SENC) in the TADS service. All cells have passed validation checks to ensure that they will load and display correctly on ECDIS equipment.

    In addition, all ENC data is fully assessed by the UKHO where the content of the ENC data is compared to the equivalent Admiralty paper chart. Any navigationally significant differences identified are then investigated and resolved with the producing nation. Where Transas believes additional information should be made available to the mariner, it will be displayed via a Data Assessment Layer exclusive to the TADS service. Although these extra layers will not be available at launch they will be available in the near future. No other electronic chart service offers this level of Quality Assurance.


    The Transas Admiralty Data Service only contains SENCs that meet SOLAS Carriage Requirements for use within Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).


    TADS will be available initially with a 12 month license period and during 2009, 3, 6 and 9 month options will be made available where possible.

    Worldwide service and support

    Transas is dedicated to provide high-quality service to the shipping industry. Our service network is strategically spread worldwide to deliver fast and efficient service to our customers. Transas is a leading manufacturer of marine navigation equipment and operates according to ISO 9001:2000 principals.

    Always within your reach

    Transas Worldwide Service Network is able to respond to any service enquiries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and make sure that service is delivered in time. Transas provides service with own trained specialist in the 30 biggest ports and supplies service in all other major ports via our wide spread Service Network.

    All work is performed by Transas-certified engineers who are continuously trained to upgrade and refresh their knowledge on the latest technologies. Spare parts stock allows us to quickly supply replacement parts.


    Transas Navi-Conning 3000 Information Integrator

    Navi-Conning is a soft- and hardware system, which is intended for the processing and recording of parameters supplied via different channels from external sources of information. This system will considerably simplify the work of the watch officers by permanently providing valid information on the operation of ship systems. In combination with other Transas products (Navi-Sailor ECDIS, Navi-Radar), Navi-Conning forms a highly efficient Integrated Navigational System, especially in demand under the strain of a limited budget and lack of free space.

    Navi-Conning Interfaces

    Functional Advantages

    • information supplied by the external sensors is displayed on a single screen;
    • reception of information in network in any digital and analogue formats;
    • an individual screen view can be custom-made;
    • predictor - is a program built into Navi-Sailor 3000 ver.3.xx, which allows the ship’s position (referred to as prediction time) to be determined in a set time interval from the current data from the navigational sensors and on the basis of the ship’s mathematical model;
    • extendable measurement units database - Navi-Conning can receive parameters from different sources of information and display them on the Screen Views in any measurement units. To do this, the program recalculates the available parameter measurement units to the measurement units the user needs;
    • recording - this function allows reproduction of the information in the consistency it has been received, regardless of the time leaps;
    • playback - this function allows replaying of the trace-files recorded during the voyage.


    Navi-Conning 3000 system is designed to process parameters supplied both, in ASCII code and in the binary form. It supports the following data exchange formats and their versions:

    • Displayed InformationNMEA. Operation in accordance with this protocol is realized via serial RS232-type and virtual ports.
    • WAGO analog/digital converter. Operation according to this protocol is possible via serial ports.
    • Binary proprietary format for an interface with Navi-Sailor 3000 via Local Area Network.

    All the data processed by Navi-Conning can be output to an external device in NMEA format.

    Displayed Information

    A standard Navi-Conning 3000 system provides 4 base screen views. Three of them (Sea, Mooring, and Narrow) are formed according to their functional purpose to display the following information in graphic and numeric form:

    • current ship coordinates, course, speed;
    • rudder blade position; information from main engine room, telegraph repeater, etc.;
    • status of signal lights;
    • sounder readings, wind and route.

    The fourth alarms screen view is used for the indication of the internal Navi-Conning system alarms status. Depending on the ambient light, the Navi-Conning offers a selection of screen palettes – day and night. Each base screen view can be supplemented with the required indicators available in another base screen view where the unnecessary indicators can be removed.

    Development of New Screen Views

    IDevelopment of New Screen Viewst is possible to order the development of parameter indicators not included in the set of indicators provided on the base screen views. The example of an alternative screen layout is shown in the picture.

    Data Recording System

    Navi-Conning 3000 has a built-in Data Recording System (DRS) functionality for:

    • audio and video data recording;
    • network synchronization with the Navi-Sailor 3100 application for the purpose of copying it’s logging data;
    • saving of the recorded data on a DVD/CD;
    • easy playback of all previously saved data.

    DRS Capabilities

    • Data Recording SystemUp to 9 microphones and 3 VHFs can be connected to DRS via Audio Acquisition and Microphone Mixer (AAMM) Card. The primary function of the AAMM card is to acquire and mix microphone inputs and generate compressed audio data in the proprietary format.
    • Work with RGB/DVI source video signal directly via builtin UNIGRAF Frame Grabber Card UFG-03.
    • Work with one or two video cameras (composite type of output signal). This feature is realized in DRS via external grand video console converter.
    • Availability of manual/auto selection of the source of data recorded from Navi-Sailor 3100 application: Master or Backup station. The following logging data received from Navi-Sailor 3100 application is collected at the start of recording with later updating:
      • Log book data;
      • Target data;
      • Radar overlay;
      • Add-info data;
      • Route data;
      • BMP screen shots;
      • Navi-Sailor 3100 configuration file;
    • Presentation of the free disc space on DVD/CD and HDD for recording.
    • Warning about the decrease of free space to the minimum size with later cycle recording.
    • Session management: launching, interruption, saving, removal.
    • Logging of all the operations with data.

    Use of the DRS Playback utility together with Navi-Sailor 3100 Playback allows all the information to be viewed on one screen.


    Transas NaviGator

    NaviGator represents the next generation of powerful PC-based navigation systems. Specifically designed for the leisure sailor or power boater, this system is both comprehensive and easy to use. NaviGator is available in two versions, Standard and PRO, both using the highly regarded Transas vector charts offering true worldwide coverage.

    Split Screen option
    The Split Screen option allows two charts to be displayed side by side enabling the user to view their overall route whilst monitoring their current position in detail. In addition the screen image may be adjusted for day, dusk and night to optimise the viewed image for different lighting conditions.
    Vector chart presentation
    Transas vector charts are a layered digital image of the original paper chart. They offer the same information as their paper counterpart but have a number of vital benefits. When zooming into to a Transas vector chart the only thing that is enlarged is the "geographical mass", all the xt, buoying and navigational symbols remain the same size. This ensures that there is no distortion and offers incredible clarity making chart viewing easier.
    Route planning
    Chart Overlays
    Symbols, lines, text and shaded areas may be added to the charts. This allows the user to customise charts to indicate favourite anchorages, fishing spots or dive sites. This function also allows image or text files to be attached. These could include pilotage photos or notes about a marina or favourite restaurant.
    Chart Overlays
    3D chart imaging
    This function will generate a 3-dimensional image of the active chart area including your vessels position. This image may be rotated on both horizontal and vertical axis.
    3D chart imaging
    Instrument Logging
    Navigator PRO will log information from all instruments that are connected to the system. This data can be viewed, printed and your passage replayed using the Playback function.
    Electronic log book
    AIS Interface
    - Visualization of targets and target movement parameters
    - Target identification by MMSI number, Call Sign, Name, IMO number
    - Reception of Safety Related Messages (Broadcast) and Sender visualization
    - Target data visualization - Base Station, Class A, Class B, AirCraft
    - Safety parameters set-up while target tracking (CPA, TCPA)
    - Reception and display of on-chart targets, equipped with AIS transponders, plus the following additional data if transmitted: MMSI number, Name, call sign and IMO number, Course, speed and position, Rate of turn
    AIS Interface
    Tide and currents
    The new Tide & Currents database comprises about 5000 reference points, being based on Admiralty T&C as the key and most up to date resource. Tides & Currents is an option for viewing and analyzing dynamic changes in sailing conditions, depending on tidal heights and surface currents direction. The option enables viewing changing dynamics of tide and current factors and affecting sailing conditions with varying discretion by means of Environment Data Display.


    NaviGator Standard vs. NaviGator Pro

    Colour vector chart presentation Yes Yes
    Dual chart panelsYes Yes
    Absolute and relative motion Yes Yes
    Bearing: «Nord», «Course», «Route»YesYes
    All spot depths full sea bed information YesYes
    Day/dusk/night display YesYes
    Zoom (in/out) YesYes
    Chart autoloadYesYes
    Instant range and bearing calculationYes Yes
    Chart scrollingYesYes
    Layers switchingYes Yes
    Info functionYesYes
    Route planning functionYesYes
    Search and rescue functionNo Yes
    Route checking functionNoYes
    Port informationNoYes
    «Man over board»YesYes
    3D pictureNoYes
    User definable layersYesYes
    Alarms: «off-course», «off-route», «off-chart»YesYes
    Alarm «route point» YesYes
    Alarms «danger depth», «guard zone», «danger approach»Yes Yes
    1st position sensor (GPS)YesYes
    Echo sounder interfaceYesYes
    Gyro compass interfaceNoYes
    Magnetic compass interface NoYes
    Speed log interfaceNoYes
    Wind sensor interfaceYesYes
    Drift, temperature sensors NoYes
    Navtex interface (suitable Navtex required with RS232 printer output)NoYes
    WP in/out capabilityNoYes
    Playback featureNoYes
    Navigational automatic entryNoYes
    Printout facilityNoYes
    Screen printoutYesYes
    Weather Wizard moduleoptionYes
    Tides and currents moduleoptionoption

    Minimum software requirements:

    • Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
    • Windows NT v4.0 Serviñe Pack 5
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer v.5.5 or higher
    ComponentMinimum requirements
    CPUP-III-450 or higher
    RAM128 Mb or higher
    HDD1 Gb free disk space
    Display1024x768 or higher, High color (16 bit), 4 Mb VRAM
    PeriferyCD-ROM, mouse or track-ball
    LPT or USB port1
    COM port1

    Standard set included includes 1 CD with Tsunamis NaviGator, options and charts, registration card, registration key and operator's manual.


    Transas Pocket Sailor

    Pocket Sailor from Transas allows users to view Transas charts and navigate using Pocket PC connected to a GPS. Pocket Sailor is an add-on to the NaviGator system and allows charts and routes to be downloaded on to a palm top PC. This is the ideal solution for smaller boats where it is not practical to carry a laptop or as a second mobile unit on a larger yacht.

    Pocket Sailor has functions that are available within NaviGator, such as Ahead, ERBL, MOB, GOTO, Dead Reckoning and Info. Along with these, some new functions have been added: GPS Monitoring, GPS detection option, GPS On / Off and an Undo Button. The Undo feature remembers what you have done in Pocket Sailor, from zooming in, to moving around the charts, and allows a user to go back if a mistake has been made.

    Key Functions:

    Pocket Sailor Data Utility is installed on the main home PC or laptop, and is where charts, route information and certain settings are implemented. This information is then downloaded to the Pocket PC and the Pocket Sailor software.

    Data Utility is split into four sections:

    Upload Charts
    Charts and routes saved on the main home PC in NaviGator can be loaded to the Pocket PC from here.

    Download Data
    Tracks that have been recorded in Pocket Sailor can be downloaded to the NaviGator software on the main PC.

    Chart Layer Settings
    Pocket Sailor allows you to create two Custom Settings which can be saved to the Pocket PC. These settings dictate the information that is to be displayed in Pocket Sailor.

    Other Settings - Set up of XTE Limit, Track time and Track Time Stamp Intervals.

    Pressing the button will take you to the original position on the boat.

    Allows you to measure a range and bearing between two points.

    Remembers what a user has done and allows you to go back through if a mistake has been made.

    Navigational Information
    will be displayed when this button is selected. Information such as Lat / Long, Course Made Good and Speed Made Good.

    allows you to click on a chart symbol and information on that symbol is displayed.

    activates the Man Overboard function

    allows you to input a single waypoint route

    System Requirements

    • Pocket digital assistant (PDA) under the operating system:
      • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5
      • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5 Phone Edition
      • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Classic
      • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional
    • Touchscreen supporting the following resolution:
      • 320×240
      • 240×320
      • 640×480
      • 480×640
    • ARM processor:
      • Intel
      • Samsung
    • Processor clock rate: 300 MHz and higher
    • RAM: 64 MB and more
    • Built-in Secure Digital Card
    • For the installation of SW and charts:
      • free memory in the device: 15 MB
      • a free slot for the Secure Digital (SD) card
    • For the GPS connection:
      • Built-in GPS receiver
      • External GPS receiver and a free system COM port for connection
      • Built-in Bluetooth controller and a free system ÑÎÌ port for connection


    Transas TX-97 Charts

    Transas provides “one-stop” shop solutions, offering a complete range of official and non-official electronic charts. Transas has been producing electronic vector charts since 1990. Numbering more than 10 000 charts, the Transas collection has been created under the license from the State Geodetic Inspection of Russia, on approval of the Russian Federation Chief Administration of Hydrography and Oceanography and Hydrographic Offices (HO) of other countries. The Transas electronic chart database provides world-wide coverage and is updated with Notices to Mariners issued by HO’s of different countries. Since the year 2000, Transas has been an official and exclusive distributor of the Russian Federation Chief Administration of Hydrography and Oceanography for S-57 charts. Since 2004 Transas is an official distributor of charts in SENC (System Electronic Navigation Charts) format from the world main ENC providers: IC-ENC and PRIMAR Stavanger.

    Transas TX-97 Charts

    Transas TX-97 Electronic Vector Charts are produced from paper chart data published by all the major national Hydrographic Offices, all digitised with the highest quality and great level of accuracy. The digitising process fully complies with international quality standards set out by ISO-2000:9001. The Transas TX-97 chart database provides world-wide coverage and is updated with Notices to Mariners issued by Hydrographic Organizations of different countries.


    • World-wide coverage.
    • High data presentation accuracy.
    • Scales from 1:100 to 1:200 000 000.
    • Exhaustive information on chart objects (lighthouses, buoys, ports of call, etc.).


    The quality of Transas’ digitising technology, testing and updating service is approved by the Russian Federation Chief Administration of Hydrography and Oceanography and is confirmed by the electronic chart production license issued by the Federal Geodetic and Cartography Service of Russia. An inspection of the Transas database by the Russian Federation Chief Administration of Hydrography and Oceanography in 2003 showed that the fullness of data and accuracy of geographic coordinates of objects complied with ECS requirements made effective by the Russian Federation Department of Marine Transport from 1 September 1994.


    The Transas database should be used together with updated paper nautical chart. The Russian Federation Chief Administration of Hydrography and Oceanography concluded that such combination will dramatically improve safety of navigation.

    Transas Chart Catalogue is designed for the preparation of orders for the purchase of TX–97 format charts from Transas Marine.


    World Folio 53


    Transmitting Heading Device


    Trawl Instrumentation


    Two-way VHF radiotelephone apparatus


    UAIS Equipment

    The Automatic Identification System (UAIS or AIS) will be a further step into more safety on board all vessels and for the whole vessel traffic around the world.

    The new SOLAS convention Chapter V, Regulation 19, adds a requirement for carriage of automatic identification system capable of providing information about the ship to other ships and to coastal authorities automatically.

    AIS is a shipboard broadcast transponder system in which ships continually transmit their ID, position, course, speed over ground, static data and voyage related data to all other ships and shoreside authorities on common VHF radio channels.

    The Automatic Identification System is required for certain ship types from July 1st, 2002. The following ships will be required to carry AIS:

  • Constructed after the July 1st, 2002 - all new passenger ships and new cargo ships above 300 gt
  • Until July 1st, 2003 - all passenger ships and tankers on international voyage
  • Until July 1st, 2004 - all cargo ships above 50,000 gt on international voyage

    The modification of SOLAS Chapter V contains a new timetable for refitting of AIS:

  • Ships, other than passenger ships and tankers, of 300 gt and upwards, but less than 50,000 gt, will be required to fit AIS not later than the first safety equipment survey after July 1st, 2004 or by December 31st 2004, whichever occurs earlier. Ships fitted with AIS shall maintain AIS in operation at all times except where International agreements, rules or standards provide for the protection of navigational information.

    AIS is designed to operate in one of the following modes:

  • In a ship-to-ship mode for collision avoidance
  • As a means for coastal stations to obtain information about a ship and it cargo
  • As a traffic management tool when integrated with a Vessel Traffic System (VTS)

    Transas UAIS complies with the following international standards:

  • IMO MSC.74(69), Annex 3;
  • ITU-R M.1371-1;
  • ITU-R M.1084-4;
  • ITU-R M.823-3;
  • IEC 60945;
  • IEC 61993-1,2;
  • IEC 61162-1,2,3;
  • ETS 300 113.


    VHF Radio installations


    Voyage Data Recorders


    Weather Instruments