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SafeTug to support data sharing between tugs and ports

Trelleborg has announced the launch of SafeTug, a new software system that aims to assist tugboat operators and ports in optimising efficiency through real-time data sharing.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The system offers information on the movement of the ship, including speed and direction, rate of turn, trajectory, heading and course over the ground. The software also shows the position of other tugboats that are using the system.

“Piloting requires the safest, most efficient and reliable technology. It demands exceptional performance, ease of operation and high position accuracy to facilitate optimum approach, berthing and departure,” said Richard Hepworth, president of Trelleborg’s marine systems operation.

“Utilising the latest technology, SafeTug improves the range and accuracy of navigational measurements, offering true 360° visibility and enhancing situational awareness in real time. This helps the pilot to know exactly where the tugs are located and for the tug master to know exactly what the movement of an assisted vessel is, creating a safer and more effective pilotage experience.”

SafeTug integrates with SmartPort Cloud, exchanging data to provide an overview of port and piloting operations with over-the-air (OTA) differential corrections, real-time traffic overviews, and live positioning data with predicted paths, data recording and storage. The on-shore crew can monitor operations as they happen and run playbacks for investigation.{/mprestriction}

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