Qatargas and Fern in the press

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Qatargas and Fern in the press

    BECCLES, UK – Fern Communications’ FRX-1 radio repeater has undergone field trials offshore Qatar.

    For Qatargas to load condensate from various fixed point mooring (FPM) outlets offshore, the bow of the tanker had to be directly in front of the FPM.

    The radio communications signals used during these manoeuvres were repeatedly attenuated by the tanker’s steel structure, which is within the line of sight between the bridge of the vessel and the FPM, located at sea level. This caused the radio signal to break down, affecting communications between the bridge and vessel crew