Conventional steel buoys are relics from 19th century, from the times before internet and e-Navigation. Deployment and maintenance comes expensive.
Polyethylene navigation buoys saves costs, because lighter vessels and moorings and less maintenance is required.
Polyethylene navigation buoys have been used in Finland since 1976. Even today 30.000 units of SeaHow navigational aids and buoys of different type are in use, including many Ice Buoys for winter time.
The lighter weight of the buoy and the moorings enables the use of smaller tender vessels and boats and cranes.
Slim shape of a spar buoy together with bigger draft is exposed to smaller drag force caused by the waves. Spar shaped body is superior in ice.
A spar type of buoy is not a wave rider like a conventional buoy, thus the movements are calmer resulting less wear and tear of the mooring.
Longer Life span:
Polyethylene does not corrode and the colors do not fade.
Otto Vuorinen will start in his new position as the Manager of Meritaito Oy’s shipowners’ services on 18 September. Vuorinen has solid experience in shipowners’ services administration from his previous assignments
Seahow will fabricate 2+2 units of PV800-10 tension moored ice buoys and VPU800-10 ice buoys to be installed in the Sea of Bothnia. These buoys represent the strongest type of ice buoys that can be used in very harsh environment.
SeaHow and our partner for the Americas, Go Deep International Inc. (Go Deep) have been awarded another contract for the delivery of seventy ice buoys in Canada.
Hannu Ylärinne has started his work as Meritaito Oys CEO on 24 July. Hannu Ylärinne considers his new position as Meritaitos CEO particularly interesting. Meritaito represents Finnish cutting edge know-how by offering an extensive range of fairway maintenance and hydrographic surveying services as well as products based on high-grade technology