Maritime Case Studies and Application Notes

Click one of the following notes to learn how FLIR thermal imaging cameras have helped make navigating marine vessels safer and easier, whether for personal leisure craft or professional and public safety applications.

Thermal imaging turns night into day

Thermal imaging turns night into day

Thermal imaging cameras produce a clear image in the darkest of nights. They have numerous maritime applications and can complement other equipment such as radar.
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First Responder Resources:

Tactical Applications of Thermal Imaging

5 Reasons Maritime First Responders Need Thermal Imaging

Missions for public safety boats are expanding at a terrific rate beyond their traditional roles in enforcing the law and keeping the peace.
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Maritime Public Safety

Maritime Public Safety

With growing awareness of the safety and vulnerability of those boaters operating along our county's waterways, missions for public safety boats are expanding at a terrific rate. Officers crewing these vessels fi nd themselves involved in missions as diverse as law enforcement, search and rescue, SCUBA operations, conducting harbor safety patrols,helping out disabled boaters, and lending a hand with homeland security missions.
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Oil Spill Detection with Infrared Imaging

Oil recovery is an important task that needs to be performed quickly and effectively in order to be successful. FLIR thermal imaging cameras are an ideal tool to help the oil recovery teams to do their job effectively.
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Norwegian Search and Rescue

Norwegian Search and Rescue

Everyone that has been at sea at night will agree that being able to see in the dark is very important, but for the Norwegian Society for Search and Rescue it quite literally makes the difference between life and death.
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Commercial Mariner Resources:

The Professional Mariner

The Professional Mariner

The sea can be a dangerous place, especially at night or in bad weather. Vessels can run aground, ram other vessels, or collide with floating debris resulting in heavy damages or worse. Professional mariners can't call it a day when the weather turns sour – they have to stick it out if they're to feed their families.
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Cement Carrier

Cement Carrier

Avoiding collisions in port and in open water. Cement carrier installs thermal imaging camera to avoid deadly accidents.
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Thermal Imaging Cameras Help Oil Tankers Navigate

Ice Class Oil Tankers use Thermal Imaging to Navigate Safely

Navigating an oil tanker in open water is very challenging. It becomes even more difficult and dangerous when navigating in ice infested waters. Shipping companies are more and more concerned about the safety of ice-class tankers during sub-zero operation.
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Recreational Mariner Resources:

Interview with Mr. Ferretti - Chairman of the Ferretti Group

Interview with Mr. Ferretti – Chairman of the Ferretti Group

Mr. Ferretti talks about his experiences with a FLIR Systems thermal imaging camera on board of his personal yacht and shares his vision about the future of thermal imaging cameras on board of ships.
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With a thermal imaging camera down the Neva

With a thermal imaging camera down the Neva

The Neva River is an essential part of St. Petersburg's charm. Many generations of locals and visitors to the city have been completely enraptured by long, evening walks along the banks of the Neva during the city's famous White Nights.
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Product Technical Notes:

Furuno NavNet TZtouch Provides Control of the FLIR M-Series

Furuno NavNet TZtouch Provides Control of the FLIR M-Series

The Furuno NavNet TZtouch multi-function display provides full, integrated control of the FLIR M-Series thermal camera. FLIR’s M-Series thermal cameras represent the most popular pan/ tilt thermal night vision system in the commercial maritime industry. When combined with the Furuno NavNet TZtouch multifunction display (MFD), the M-Series becomes even more versatile and powerful.
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