SafeTug is a revolutionary software solution that provides all this and more to create a more effective pilotage experience. It increases operational visibility for all parties to make port approach, berthing and departure easier, safer and more efficient.
The solution uses smart interfaces to continuously capture and transmit dynamic data to tugboat skippers via an iPad-based display, to give them accurate, real-time information on the movement of the ship they are maneuvering. This includes the vessel’s speed and direction, rate of turn, trajectory, RPM / pull force via load sensing on the tug bollard, heading, and course over the ground. This enables optimized decision-making and fully-controlled, safe maneuvers. The software also shows the position of other tugboats using the system to further enhance safety.
With SafeTug, ports have greater control of fleet management through real-time visibility of location to manage operations more effectively. The 360° digital display also enables ports to record and replay operations, analyzing and evaluating effectiveness and identifying areas for improvement to increase port operations over time.
SafeTug drastically reduces admin burdens on port operators, with digital paperwork that requires a simple sign-off method, before being handed over to the next stage of the operation automatically. Through digital planning, ports can better organize the times at which tugs are released and to which pilots.
Improving the range and accuracy of navigational measurements alongside intelligent filtering so only data relevant to the current operational phase is provided, enables tugboat skippers to make faster, more accurate and more confident decisions.
Please refer to our latest SafePilot Brochure for more information.
Applications / Markets
- Tug operators
- Ports and pilots
- Waterway / river / inland navigation
- Offshore LNG
- Terminal operators