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Old 13th June 2019, 05:00
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Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway - hands free mooring

Duluth News Tribune article about automated locking using hands-free mooring

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Seaway system starts conversion to automated locks

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority calls hands-free mooring 'a win' for how it cuts transit times for foreign ships traveling in and out of the Great Lakes.

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/bu...cle2603734.ece

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This is the article attached is a screen capture of a video demonstrating the vacuum pads system that is mounted on vertical rails in the locks.

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Old 13th June 2019, 10:22
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This system has been in use for over 10 years on the coastal ships between Melbourne and Davenport ( Tasmania) , works well.
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