Another interesting application for Digital Yacht AIS systems is for tracking, identifying and locating heavy lifting barges. These floating platforms are towed into place with tugs but then often stay at anchor as an independent platform. There’s no requirement for them to be equipped with a Class A AIS like our CLA2000 but operators often want the security of an AIS location for operations and safety.
Fagioli are leaders in maritime specialized hauling, heavy lifting and hoisting activities and in the execution of complex activities or projects like the salvage of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia. They’re currently involved in the Storstrom Bridge project in Denmark and wanted an AIS for two heavy lift barges. Our simple iAISTX unit was utilised as it’s very cost effective and if personnel on the platform wanted AIS information on other vessels, they could utilise a mobile phone or tablet with an app as a display.
The barges can now be viewed online too through sites like MarineTraffic and AIS Live. Another successful Digital Yacht solution