Detachable Underwater Thrusters for Dynamic Positioning
Next generation ship positioning technology eliminating the towrope
Tow-botic Systems has developed a patented technology to use autonomous underwater thrusters for precise ship navigation in constrained spaces. It greatly improves efficiency and lowers emissions, as well as operating costs.
Tugboats use ropes to pull and push a ship in the harbour, but ropes cause critical delays when the tug has to move into position leading to accidents. Our technology uses zero emission underwater robots (Towbots) to attach thrusters directly to ships upon arrival in port. The ship can then be controlled directly by the pilot and bridge team using a handheld device, or by a remote pilot from ashore.
The Towbot eliminates the 300 year old methodology of using towing lines, improves the response time by 98% and reduces tug operating costs by 50%.
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