Fugro Helps Update Cayman Islands Nautical Charts
Fugro recently completed the data acquisition phase of a hydrographic survey project that is designed to update significant portions of the nautical charts of Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.
The surveys were conducted on behalf of the United Kingdom and Cayman Islands governments after the project was awarded through a competitive bid contract, issued and overseen by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO).
Fugro mobilized two survey launches equipped with modern, multibeam sonar suites to capture seabed bathymetry data and as part of the survey, tidal observations and tidal stream measurements were also collected. The surveys were conducted to International Hydrographic Organization standards as specified by the UKHO.
Updating the nautical charts will support safe navigation in the region, improving access for trade and tourism related industries and enabling a wider range of ships to call safely at the islands. The information can also assist in infrastructure planning and development, improving resilience against forces of nature and helping the Cayman Islands meet its international maritime obligations.