Next generation harbour towage eliminating the towrope
Tugboats use ropes to pull and push a ship in the harbour, but ropes cause delays in the manoeuvre 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 using a handheld device. The Towbot eliminates the 200 year old methodology of using towing lines, improves the response time by 98% and reduces tug operating costs by 30%.
About Tow-Botic Systems
Tow-Botic Systems is focused on improving the manoeuvring safety for the Ship Captains and Pilots, and will build the next generation harbour towage eliminating the towrope. Founder Gary Vaz was a Ship Captain who conceptualized the idea after his ship allided with the wharf due to the slow response of the tugboats using towropes. Founder Eric Holohan was the Chief Technical officer at Magnuss, and a Professor of Naval Architecture. We are looking for interested investors who also believe that we need to have direct and better control of ships in port.