A History Of Marine Aids To Navigation

Today many of us take aids to navigation for granted, and until they need to be replaced, we don’t realise how much we depend on them! Most marine navigation aids only require a routine inspection and maintenance after installation. Then they effectively continue their job so that mariners, harbour masters and other seafarers have one [...]

Hydrosphere light up Seawork with new marine navigation aids

We will be showcasing the new Mobilis BC1500 navigation buoy and a selection of high quality LED navigation lights on stand PY69 at this year’s Seawork International. Exhibiting for the 21st year, Hydrosphere will be representing some of the world’s leading manufacturers in navigation buoys and lights from Mobilis, Sabik, Carmanah, Vega and Ekta. John [...]

Navigating Through The Dark Winter Months

Whilst we've already had the shortest day of the year, winter is far from over, and we’ve still got many more dark, overcast and gloomy days and nights ahead. Having high performance navigation lights at this time of year is essential. Of course there is navigation during the nights to consider, and then you need [...]

How A Mobilis JET 9000 Buoy Can Save Time And Money

In last month’s blog we shared a case study on refurbishing five Mobilis JET 9000 buoys for our client Vattenfall. While four of these buoys have been installed to provide aids to navigation at the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, the East cardinal buoy has also been upgraded to carry a Datawell wave sensor and Gill [...]

A New Job For Our Mobilis Buoys

We recently met with some old friends. Five years ago we sold five Mobilis JET 9000 navigation buoys to be used as temporary navigation aids during the construction of a wind farm. That project was completed and the buoys spent a couple of years in storage, before the customer decided to sell. That’s when Hydrosphere [...]

We’ve achieved a top standard for quality

We received the new accreditation following an audit by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verifications, testing and certification company. This was awarded to our dedicated teams based in offices in Upper Froyle, Hampshire and Fife, Scotland. John Caskey, managing director at Hydrosphere comments, “We’re committed to improving the business, and operating in the best possible way. [...]

We’ve teamed up with Sabik Marine to provide Aids-To-Navigation across the UK

The perfect pair – we have partnered with Sabik Marine to offer marine aids-to-navigation across the UK, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands! Carmanah recently acquired Vega Industries – a long-term partner of Hydrosphere. The addition of Vega to Carmanah's Marine Division which is led by Sabik Marine, highlighted a natural partnership with Hydrosphere, [...]

We’re expanding! We’d love to welcome an Engineering Manager to our team

We’re pleased to announce that Hydrosphere is expanding! 2017 has been a great year so far and with an influx of exciting new projects and customers, we’re now looking to grow the Hydrosphere team. Our expansion reflects our success and ambition as we support new opportunities and continually look for ways to improve the products [...]

Round up on aids to navigation

As everyone returns from their summer holidays and children go back to school, September has provided a stark reminder that winter is on its way. It has felt decidedly autumnal at times over the last few weeks. For those of us who work in the maritime industry this should also serve as a reminder that [...]

Buy Cheap = Buy Twice?

Does buying cheaper replacement buoys mean buying twice? Replacing navigation aids because of casualties often involves expenditure that hasn’t been budgeted for. Therefore it is no surprise that, given the choice, many harbour masters and port authorities opt for replacement buoys that come with the cheapest price tag. However, this approach can be a false [...]