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December 27, 2017

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Kotug will introduce the technology of the droni in the towing services

The Dutch society has introduced patent question

The society of Dutch towing Kotug has announced to have relatively introduced question of patent to the application of the technology of the droni to own activities of harbor tug and oceanic. The aircrafts to remote pilotage will be used for the coupling of the tow rope to the ship to tow.

The company has evidenced that this system will allow to remarkablly increase safety of the operations as will return the presence of staff in the areas of greater danger superfluous and will afford to the tug to navigate in safety beside the ship assisted rather than in front of to it.

Kotug has remembered that in the traditional activities of towing the tug with its crew is placed in front of and near the assisted ship in order seizing the tow rope manually, and sets therefore in a danger area completing a delicate operation in the course of which a minimal error or an unexpected can provoke to serious lesions to the staff or huge damages to the tug and the assisted ship.


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