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MOL and OKI to Launch Joint Study of Bird's-eye View Monitoring System on a Tugboat

17 October 2019   (0 Comments)
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Japanese shipping line Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Oki Electric Industry have joined forces to start a joint study on the use of OKI’s new FlyingView bird’s-eye view monitoring system to monitor a 360-degree field of view around a tugboat.

In preparation for the study, the system was installed on the tugboat Asaka Maru and a preliminary experiment was conducted.

According to the press release, available here, MOL believes the system makes it possible for the tug's operator to objectively recognize the boat's surrounding situations. The release also states that ‘the boat can also instinctively grasp its distance from surrounding obstacles and other vessels, and this leads to reducing the risk of an accidental contact with the target vessel and more effectively assisting its safe berthing and unberthing.’