The author tells how the larger "unmanned" tug has gone beyond the experimental stage to the point where several trans-ocean voyages have been completed. Such tugs are completely computerized. They are not yet totally unmanned owing to safety considerations and to requirements of the underwriters. A technical overview is given, explaining how such a tug is remotely controlled by hand sets. The education and training of the tug crews, as well as aspects of the changeover in relation to several Canadian operators, are discussed.

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  • Authors:
    • Brick, P
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  • Pagination: 3p., incl. discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00659791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM