March 30, 2016 – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada –  Rutter Inc. is pleased to announce 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. This summer’s voyage will be the world’s first luxury cruise liner to sail from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean via the Canadian Northwest Passage.

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. The selection of the sigma S6 STS system demonstrates Crystal Cruises commitment to ensure the safety of passengers. The sigma S6Ice Navigator™ is the world’s foremost ice radar used for both vessel navigation and sea ice management programs.
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”, says 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.”
Rutter has been active for several years in the cruise industry having previously supplied sigma S6 radar systems to other cruise ships sailing into both the Arctic and Antarctic. Rutter is very pleased to be working with Crystal Cruises on this signature voyage in 2016.
About Rutter Inc. – Rutter is an enterprise focused on providing innovative technologies and engineering solutions. Rutter’s global network supplies technologies to improve efficiency and safety in the marine, defense, transportation, oil and gas sectors from its headquarters in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
About OceanWaveS GmbH – OceanWaveS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rutter Inc., is an enterprise located in Germany, focused on technology development for real time radar-based measurement of ocean waves and surface currents.
For further information, contact:
Brian Johnston
Strategic Business Development Manager
Office: +1-709-748-7137