Increased situational awareness for cruise ferry

'MS Finlandia'  is operated by the Finnish shipping company Eckerö Line 'MS Finlandia' is operated by the Finnish shipping company Eckerö Line

ABB’s situational awareness solution, ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision, will allow ‘MS Finlandia’ to enhance safety during manoeuvring and docking.

ABB and Eckerö Line teams will install ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision on board cruise ferry MS Finlandia with no interruption to the ship’s schedule.

When the system is deployed, a virtual model of the ship is superimposed on real surroundings measured using various sensor technologies. This allows for monitoring the vessel and its surroundings from a birds-eye view and switching to other views instantaneously. The solution makes it easier to predict vessel motions with respect to the actual surroundings and gives the user visibility of previously hidden obstacles.

“Our goal is to improve environmental performance and safety, and we worked with ABB to achieve greater efficiency in docking and high traffic situations.  Our customers demand high levels of safety in all conditions and this solution enables our crew to provide a reliable service that doesn’t comprise their expectations,” said Daniel Olsén, Technical Manager, Eckerö Group.

The vessel is operated by the Finnish shipping company Eckerö Line and makes return voyages three times daily between Helsinki in Finland and Tallinn in Estonia.

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