US 11,052,974 B2
Dynamic tug winch control
Mark Callaway, Alesund (NO)
Assigned to KONGSBERG MARITIME AS, Alesund (NO)
Appl. No. 16/313,079
PCT Filed Jun. 28, 2017, PCT No. PCT/NO2017/050169
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 24, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/004353, PCT Pub. Date Jan. 4, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 20161097 (NO), filed on Jul. 1, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0315440 A1, Oct. 17, 2019
Int. Cl. B63B 21/56 (2006.01); B63B 35/66 (2006.01); B66D 1/50 (2006.01)
CPC B63B 21/56 (2013.01) [B63B 35/66 (2013.01); B66D 1/50 (2013.01); B66D 2700/0108 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A tug for maneuvering a towed vessel, the tug comprising:
at least one thrust generating device;
a tow equipment comprising a towline connectable to the tow vessel; and
a dynamic positioning system adapted to maintaining a position and a heading of the tug by controlling the at least one thrust generating device, wherein the dynamic positioning system is adapted to receive information from the tow equipment;
wherein the tow equipment is automatically controlled by the dynamic positioning system based on a plurality of input parameters.