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Svitzer testing robot arms to handle key tasks

One of the key tasks on board a towage vessel can now be controlled remotely. Svitzer is testing robot arms to catch heaving lines without crew on deck.

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One of the most central tasks handled innumerable times every day on a towage vessel may look entirely different in the future.

Maersk-owned towage vessel operator Svitzer has started testing a new automated function on board one of its ships, Svitzer Trym, which is to improve safety, Leonardo Sonzio, chief commercial officer at Svitzer, tells ShippingWatch.

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