Oakland implements 1st maritime visibility sensor on US west coast

By Curious

The port of Oakland  has implemented a sensor at the Ben E Nutter Terminal (Berth 38). This action will help mariners to be more informed at times of low visibility.

Oakland acting maritime director, Jean Banker explained:
"It provides good data and consistent results without being dependent on human observation. The equipment is also designed to be operationally reliable even during the harshest weather,".

This technology is only installed at the port of Oakland and Mobile, Alabama. Such innovations are used in aviation and now is now being implemented to seaports.
Chief port wharfinger Chris Peterson announced:
"Adding this capability provides information to the San Francisco Bar Pilots, the coast guard and other mariners on the bay for safer and more efficient navigation."