Polish rescue vessel ORP Piast getting sonar, DP system upgrades

OPR Piast at sea

The Polish Navy recently awarded Teledyne RESON a contract to deliver a multibeam system for its rescue vessel ORP Piast.

The company announced on February 8 that the SeaBat T50-R multibeam sonar system was delivered and is currently being installed in the hull of the rescue vessel at the Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia.

In addition to the sonar system, the vessel is also to get a dynamic positioning system and a complete 4-point mooring system.

ORP Piast was commissioned to the Polish Navy in 1974 as a multi-role rescue-salvage vessel. In the late 1990s ORP Piast received an extensive refitting and modernization. ORP Piast is now again undergoing an update at the Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia – including the installation of a SeaBat T50-R.

After the update and commissioning of the new systems, OPR Piast will be operating primarily in the Baltic Sea as a submarine support and rescue vessel and, with the new sonar system installed, will also boast seabed mapping capability.

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