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Sea anchor system is one of top 50 EU innovations

The ShipArrestor is one of the 50 chosen innovations Norwegian company Miko Marine says that its ShipArrestor system has now completed development and has been chosen to be exhibited at the first European Innovation Convention in Brussels.The ShipArrestor is one of the 50 chosen innovations from a 1,200-strong list of projects funded by the European Union. It has been developed, from an original idea by Miko Marine, by a consortium of eight European organisations and was partly funded under the EU research, innovation and competitiveness framework programmes. The project group included organisations from France, Germany, Netherlands and Austria as well as the Norwegian Institute of Technology and the UK's Ship Stability Research Centre.The system enables a tow line to be attached by helicopter to an unmanned ship that has lost power. The tow line ends in a sea anchor that is able to halve the speed of the ship's drift and create more time for it to be reached by a rescue tug before it runs aground. Each of the participating organisations contributed their own expertise and experience to the project, which Miko Marine says is now recognised as offering a practical and cost effective defence against the environmental and ...

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