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Advanced navigation system released in response to Panama Canal Authority advisory

December 16, 2022  - By

Image: Copyright Trelleborg AB

On Dec. 15, Trelleborg Marine and Infrastructure released SafePilot P3, a navigation system that meets Panama Canal Advisory (ACP) standards, which go into effect late next year for Neopanamax vessels. The navigation system provides real-time data on vessel positioning and movement in tight waterways.

SafePilot P3 operates on motion sensors and two GNSS antennas to measure the position and heading of vessels in three dimensions, minimizing time and difficulty associated with piloting procedures. SafePilot P3 has a backup battery to maintain functionality in the event of a power outage.


Image: Trelleborg SafePilot P3

This navigation system improves situational awareness while navigating waterways and ports globally, as it integrates with the ACP-approved Trelleborg SafeCaptain App. It also enhances communication between the captain, pilot, tug operators and canal personnel while vessels are transiting the canal and approaching the port. 

SafePilot P3 is an addition to Trelleborg’s SafePilot portable navigation systems, which provide ports with real-time navigation information while giving pilots greater control and accuracy when approaching ports and performing intricate maneuvers.

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About the Author: Maddie Saines

Maddie was a managing editor at GPS World.