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WATCH: FlyingView®” 360° bird’s-eye view monitoring system for tugs

PortandTerminal.com, October 12, 2019

TOKYO, JAPAN – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that it has teamed up with Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (OKI), to start test out OKI’s new “FlyingView®” bird’s-eye view monitoring system.

The Problem

As the tugboat approaches a large box-ship it only a small part of the vessel’s hull can be seen from the tugboat’s bridge

As a tugboat approaches a large containership, only a small part of the vessel’s hull can be seen from the tugboat’s bridge. The tug is forced to rely on radio instructions from the pilot onboard the target vessel to compensate for its lack of a “big picture” view.

The Solution

The new “FlyingView®” bird’s-eye view monitoring system gives the tug an incredible 360° field of view around itself. The system allows the tugboat captain to be able to objectively grasp conditions around the tugboat in real-time.

This makes it possible for the tug’s operator to objectively recognize the boat’s surrounding situations. The boat can also instinctively grasp its distance from surrounding obstacles and other vessels, and this leads to reducing the risk of accidental contact with the target vessel and more effectively assisting its safe berthing and unberthing.

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