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Expedition Under Way With Simrad
A gruelling 30-day journey across the arctic is given a helping hand by Simrad UK. See the Arctic Expedition site for more.
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Arctic Expedition
  The 2003 Trans-Atlantic Arctic Expedition departs from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on July 31st 2003. The navigation and communication equipment for has been supplied by marine electronic specialist Simrad UK, and has performed faultlessly during sea trials earlier in the year.

Expedition leader, Bear Grylls, is famous for being the youngest Briton ever to scale and reach the summit of Everest. This latest adventure will see him and his crew of four spend thirty days crossing the icy waters of the North Atlantic in an open, purpose built Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB).

Bear commented; "We have to have a lot of trust in the boat and equipment on board for a journey like this. We know the Simrad equipment is up to the job and we have a lot of confidence that it will perform excellently for the duration of the trip."

Simrad supplied a total of £8600 worth of equipment for installation in the 11m RIB, including: A CR42 - radar / chart plotter / GPS with 4kW dome, RD68 - VHF radio with a built in Class D DSC controller, RS8400 - VHF DSC system with built-in Distress Call, IS12 Depth System - IS15 Compass System and 6 HT50 - Hand-held VHF radios.