Rutter has announced that Crystal Cruises has selected the sigma S6 Small Target Surveillance (STS) and Ice Navigator systems for the planned Arctic summer cruise in 2016 of the Crystal Serenity.

The sigma S6 Small Target Surveillance system will be installed on the Crystal Serenity and provide enhanced small target detection of first-year and multi-year sea ice as well as other floating hazards to safe navigation.

During the voyage, the Crystal Serenity will be accompanied by an escort vessel that will carry additional safety and environmental protection equipment, to further ensure the safe passage of the cruise ship. On the escort vessel will be installed a dedicated sigma S6 Ice Navigator radar system that will allow for the detailed sweep of the area in advance of the Serenity.

“Rutter’s sigma S6 and WaMoS® enhanced marine safety, security and environmental monitoring radar systems are used globally, with extensive use for ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic," said Fraser Edison, Rutter Inc. President & CEO. “We are pleased and excited to be working with both Crystal Cruises and EYOS Expeditions Ltd, polar expedition experts and consultants for this voyage, as they become the first luxury ship to transit the Northwest Passage.”