The new BARKE Optimised Steering System (BOSS™) further enhances a vessel’s performance. The BOSS™ is able to calculate the rudder forces for specific angles, which are not measured or displayed by any of the ship’s navigation systems.
By calculating the transversal and longitudinal force of the rudder, rudder movements can be reduced and manoeuvrability improved. The measured values are displayed on a touch panel on the bridge and can be transferred to the ship’s navigation system. Sailing on autopilot mode reduces the overshoots, shortening the travelled distance and so reducing fuel consumption.
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