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Furuno systems for largest US container vessel

The largest container vessel ever built in the United States, the Daniel K. Inouye, designed to deliver cargo between Hawaii and west coast continental US ports for ocean cargo transportation firm Matson Inc, has been delivered with a range of navigation and communication systems supplied by Furuno.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Built at Philly Shipyard in Pennsylvania, the 48,409 metric ton, 850-foot Aloha Class vessel is the first of two commissioned from Philly Shipyard by Matson, and the first of four new ships that will be put into service over the next two years.

The systems supplied by Furuno include radar, chart radar and four ECDIS systems, including alert management and track control capabilities. Multiple Furuno sensors have also been installed to feed data into the network, including dual GPS Navigators, AIS, and Navtex.

Also installed are VHF and MF/HF Radiotelephones with integrated DSC, echo sounder, Doppler sonar, and a satellite speed log. Furuno’s bridge alarm system and voyage data recorder are connected to the entire system to monitor the watch officer’s presence and manage retrieval and playback of data.

Born on September 7, 1924, Senator Daniel K. Inouye was one of the longest-serving US Senators in history, and received the US Medal of Honor for his service in World War II.{/mprestriction}

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