Wärtsilä’s lock entry assist system aids in preventing damage to vessels and to waterway locks

Image caption: Wärtsilä’s lock entry assist system aids the approach of large vessels into locks where clearance is minimal. Photo: Vincent Tremblay.

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 8 November 2018 at 10 am EET

The technology group Wärtsilä has developed a lock entry assist system that will facilitate a vessel’s approach and entrance into waterway locks. The development work has been carried out in cooperation with the Canada-based CSL Group. The initial deployment of the technology will be on board the ‘CSL St Laurent’, a 22,600 gross tonnage Trillium class bulk carrier owned by CSL. The ship operates on the waterways of the St Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes.