Rotor Tugnology
Author Kooren, T., Quadvlieg, F.H.H.A. and Aalbers, A.
Title Rotor Tugnology
Conference/Journal ITS2000 The 16th International Tug & Salvage convention
Paper no. 7
Month May
Year 2000
Pages 1-7

A major development in the last few years was the development of the Rotor tug. This revolutionary concept can be characterised as an enhanced tractor tug where the large skeg is replaced by an azimuthing propulsion unit. By doing this, the manoeuvrability of the vessel changes dramatically, making it excellent for its on-the-spot manoeuvring capabilities. Strategically, this concept has large advantages. In this paper, the arrangement of the vessel is described and the capabilities of the concept are described. The perceived advantages and the study points are indicated as well as how the latter are solved.

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