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Easy, controlled, docking

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2002-00821

  • Start date

    1 September 2002

  • End date

    30 September 2006

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 999 853

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 925

Coordinated by:

BRITISH MARITIME TECHNOLOGY LTD

United Kingdom

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.

Coordinator

BRITISH MARITIME TECHNOLOGY LTD

Address

Waldegrave Road, 1 Orlando House
Tw11 8lz Teddington

United Kingdom

Participants (5)

CARNIVAL PLC

United Kingdom

HAPTICA LTD

Ireland

HYDRA-LIFT-BLM SA

France

SAM ELECTRONICS GMBH

Germany

WAERTSILAE PROPULSION NETHERLANDS B.V.

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2002-00821

  • Start date

    1 September 2002

  • End date

    30 September 2006

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 999 853

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 925

Coordinated by:

BRITISH MARITIME TECHNOLOGY LTD

United Kingdom