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Easy, controlled, docking

Objective

EC-DOCK aims to provide an on-board system which will help crews and pilots manoeuvre in harbours and dock quickly, minimising the risk of hard landings, and then will continue to operate when the vessel is moored to ensure that drift off floes not occur. To better train crews and pilots for manoeuvring a vessel, the EC-DOCK system will also be able to be used on board in simulation mode to allow dummy runs to be made in manoeuvring the vessel into dock. Running concurrently with the development of the Docking Aid EC-DOCK also intends to instigate research into the design of a flexible Automatic Docking System. As the shipping industry lacks a Code of Safe Practice for the use of potentially lethal mooring equipment, EC-DOCK will produce one.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BRITISH MARITIME TECHNOLOGY LTD
Address
Waldegrave Road, 1 Orlando House
TW11 8LZ Teddington
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

CARNIVAL PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Terminus Terrace, Richmond House Sourthampton
SO14 3PN Southampton
HAPTICA LTD
Ireland
Address
The Tower, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse St.
2 Dublin
HYDRA-LIFT-BLM SA
France
Address
Rue De La Metallurgie 15
44470 Carquefou
SAM ELECTRONICS GMBH
Germany
Address
Behringstrasse 120
Hamburg
WAERTSILAE PROPULSION NETHERLANDS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Lipsstraat 52
Drunen