Shore-side Assistance for Remote-controlled Tugs
Presentation held at 18th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries, COMPIT 2019, 27.03.2019, Tullamore
In particular, busy international ports may experience bottlenecks caused by growing ship sizes, increased transport volumes and limited port basins. To increase safety and efficiency of ship navigation in ports, the German research project FernSAMS aims to develop an unmanned remote-controlled tug. In order to enable proper remote control, shore-side assistance by an adequate system is required. This assistance system needs to ensure data transfer and communication with the tug, allow line handling and propulsion control and integrate a situational awareness system. The functionalities of the system are elaborated within this paper with particular focus on the situational awareness.