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Bringing large vessels into port is an important and complex process that requires the ship’s captain, tug skippers and port operators to precisely coordinate their efforts – working as a cohesive unit.

Situational awareness is mission critical here. Port operators need high range and accuracy of navigational measurements, clear visibility and access to relevant information in real time.

SafeTug from Trelleborg 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.

But don’t take our word for it. See SafeTug in action for yourself at every stage of the process with the SafeTug Experience.

SafeTug in Action

At 244 meters long, 42 meters wide, made up of 57,000 tons of steel and carrying approximately $41 million dollars’ worth of cargo, when the personnel at Teesport bring the Agathonissos – and vessels like her – into dock, there’s no room for error.

Watch this video to see how SafeTug helps to simplify this complex process, giving tug skippers, ship pilots and port personnel the vital information and situational awareness they need to bring her in safely.

ID: AGATHONISSOS

Loc: 54° 38’56.1 N 1°08’38.4”W

Hdg: 211.5°

ETA: 0hr 55m

08:14

STAGE 1 - The approach

No. 990-22 // 2.11
Class A1
Exp 03

What is SafeTug?

SafeTug is a revolutionary software solution that enhances collaboration between tug skippers, the bridge team, pilot and port – enabling safer, more efficient operations.

Utilizing the latest technology, SafeTug improves the range and accuracy of navigational measurements, offering true 360° visibility and enhancing situational awareness in real time, to create a more effective pilotage experience.

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The assisted vessel is displayed in red and in true size on the tug skipper's display.

Ship motion and the prediction of the location based on the current motions of the vessel is shown.

All assisting tugs are shown, including our tug in green.

Vessel motion and speed displayed in detail.

ID: AGATHONISSOS

Loc: 54° 38’08.8 N 1°09’09.6”W

Hdg: 206.8°

ETA: 0hr 48m

08:21

STAGE 2 - The escort

No. 990-22 // 2.11
Class A1
Exp 03

360° Vessel Video

See all the action from the pilot’s perspective aboard the Agathonissos tanker in 360°.

To enjoy immersive 360 experience fully, try on mobile

ID: AGATHONISSOS

Loc: 54° 38’08.8 N 1°09’09.6”W

Hdg: 206.8°

ETA: 0hr 48m

08:37

STAGE 3 - The turn

No. 990-22 // 2.11
Class A1
Exp 03

SafeTug Features

Discover the features of Trelleborg’s revolutionary new generation of navigation software.

Intelligent chart handling

Dedicated 3D chart kernel with fast-action touchscreen zooming and panning functionality.

Prediction and Past Tracks

Prediction footprints include rate of turn to give a clear picture of the vessel’s movements ahead of time. Past track with adjustable time interval is also included.

Touchscreen interface

Everything you need to maximize visibility and communication between tug skippers and pilot, right at your fingertips.

iPad compatibility

Experience intuitive, next generation operational software direct from your tablet.

Realtime data exchange

Realtime data exchange between both pilot and tug skipper. No AIS lag and updates of the situation every second.

ID: AGATHONISSOS

Loc: 54° 38’08.8 N 1°09’09.6”W

Hdg: 206.8°

ETA: 0hr 48m

08:52

STAGE 4 - The Push

No. 990-22 // 2.11
Class A1
Exp 03

360° Tugboat Video

See all the action from the tug skipper's perspective aboard Ormsby Cross.

To enjoy immersive 360 experience fully, try on mobile

ID: AGATHONISSOS

Loc: 54° 37’13.3 N 1°09’31.8”W

Hdg: 347.9°

ETA: 0hr 0m

09:09

STAGE 5 - The Dock

No. 990-22 // 2.11
Class A1
Exp 03

Product Benefits

Discover the features of Trelleborg’s revolutionary new generation of navigation software.

Improved Accuracy

Data is filtered down so only information relevant to the current operational phase is provided, allowing for faster, more accurate and more confident decision-making.

Enhanced Safety

SafeTug’s situational overview gives operators speed and direction of current and other vessels instantly, enabling a safer port approach.

Situational Awareness

SafeTug provides accurate, real-time data to improve communication between the bridge team, pilot and port – increasing situational awareness and reducing margin of error.

Greater Efficiency

Connecting communications between bridge team, pilot and port, SafeTug minimizes downtime of port facilities, leading to fewer incidents and supporting efficiency gains.

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