In summary, an automooring system brings the following improvements:
Without mooring lines, there is no longer a physical need for a crew member to moor, removing the greatest safety risk on board a vessel.
At the push of a button the system connects and disconnects and mooring becomes a matter of minutes.
Faster mooring means an earlier shut-off for the engines. This saves fuel cost and reduces emissions of CO2.
The new generation of VT ships has telemetry points, making it possible to monitor the entire ship online and even steer it in case of an emergency. The crew can fully control and monitor the ship from the wheelhouse, which can greatly improve safety.
For training purposes and incident investigation, the ship can print out a report itself, which can be supported by camera images, sound recordings and radar images. VDR data is used for preventive maintenance, performance review, incident investigation and training purposes, among other things.