She is a 28m Fishing Vessel (trawler) custom built-in 1988. During the vessel’s standard dry-docking maintenance season, in summer 2020, her hull was fitted with a dual-hydrophone housing for the latest Simrad PX door/net monitoring system. While the old trawl doors were fitted with dedicated adaptors allowing secure fitting and correct orientation of the new sensors for simultaneous multiple measurements.

The Simrad PX System specified for this project comprises of: Door Multi-SensorsMk2, Trawl-Eye/Geometry, SR70 Receiver plus Processor with TV80 Operating Software. The combination provides more than 15 simultaneous door/net measurements with centimeter-level accuracy. It was planned with modular, scalable, and expandable characteristics, allowing easy future improvements, upgrades, and additions. Moreover, the new system allows for live shore support by a remote link to the equipment onboard the vessel. To expedite procedures the system was delivered to the vessel with standard set-up already performed in our Service Department. So, attendance on board for the final works was completed by our Team in one full day with no disruption to the vessel’s schedule.

The dependable operation and accurate measurements by the Simrad PX door/net monitoring system will allow for optimized door/net rigging set-up. This will concurrently increase the vessel’s productivity, improve fishing selectivity, and fuel efficiency. So, the vessel’s planned productive lifetime will be extended with lower operating costs and reduced carbon emissions.

Aegean Electronics completed engineering, installation, and commissioning of advanced fishery electronic systems for trawl door/net monitoring.