Icebergs are also a huge threat in the challenging Arctic and what may appear small on the surface may be enormous below. An iceberg can make contact with a rig or installation unexpectedly, creating huge strains on anchor chains and even closely monitored ice floes can rapidly change direction.
Also, there is no technology available that does what ControlCutter does – safely release large anchor chains in an emergency within prescribed time limits of 3 seconds. The safety benefits for offshore vessels and their crew are enormous and this has been recognized through the strong interest of vessel owners and offshore operators. The system does not need any personnel on the deck while operating and will be pre-installed or post-fitted as part of the equipment of the vessel.