An emergency tool for preventing the accidental beaching of drifting tankers -
the ShipArrestor was developed by a consortium initiated and led by Miko Marine AS. The development was funded by EU’s FP7 – Research for SMEs.
A large scale sea anchor and a connector made from the worlds lightest and strongest steel chain makes it possible to prevent an environmental disaster.
How do you prevent a drifting tanker or other disabled vessel from ending up on a beach or offshore oilrig? You arrest it..
Fullscale testing June 2010
The complete ShipArrestor system was tested just off the North Cape in arctic Norway. One helicopter, one tugboat and one LNG tanker participated.
Presentation at ITS 2010
A paper on the ShipArrestor Project was presented at the International Tug and Salvage conference in Vancouver 17.-21. May 2010
10.11.09 first test flight
Inflatabel connector flown for the first time.
12.-14.05.2009: Poster presentation at Interspill 2009
The ShipArrestor Project was presented to the maritime community at Interspill 2009 in Marseille. Pdf version of poster here.
31.03.2009: 6 month meeting in Amsterdam
The meeting was held at Schiphol where the results from WP1 were presented.