The ShipArrestor also provides an established towline for the first arriving tug. The pick-up system allows the tug crew to retrieve the ShipArrestor directly from the water and use it to tow the casualty to safety.
Independent of crew aboard the casualty, the ShipArrestor can be used even if the ship is abandoned. Once the connection is made, the system is fully autonomous.
The ShipArrestor concept has been developed by a consortium of European companies led by Miko Marine and funded by the European Union. It is manufactured by Coppins Sea Anchors Ltd, which is a world-leading producer and developer of sea anchor systems.
Miko Marine is now a proud supplier of two ShipArrestor units to the Norwegian Coastal Administration.