FLIR Helps Keep One of Canada’s Largest Ports Safe
To ensure the port operates safely and securely, rotating crews work day and night aboard the Charles Hays patrol boat, a vessel fitted with a full complement of FLIR thermal and Raymarine navigation technologies. The equipment includes two 12-inch Raymarine MFDs, Raymarine radar, Raymarine AIS, five visible security cameras (two forward-looking, one port, one starboard, and one stern), and a FLIR M400 multi-sensor marine camera. The FLIR M400 and the visible cameras are integrated with a network video recorder for real-time HD video recording of vessel operations.
The FLIR M400 fulfils several roles for the Port Authority by improving port safety, providing thermal-enhanced search and rescue capabilities, offering amplified situational awareness and helping them avoid costly large object strikes such as logs. The port is situated along British Columbia’s rugged, forested coastline and the extreme 25-foot tides frequently bring fallen trees off the shoreline and into navigation pathways. Using the M400, the crew of the Charles Hays easily identifies these floating log hazards.