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ROTOR' research - a 'tugnology' revolution

AuthorsFrans Quadvlieg
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 71
Date1 sep. 2000
Reading time3 minutes

Tugnology' is a creative word dreamed up by Rotterdam harbour towage group KOTUG International to describe its highly unconventional propulsion system. Although tugs and especially harbour tugs have normally already a very good manoeuvrability, this design goes one step beyond and the new Rotor tugs are, as Frans Quadvlieg reports in this review of their MARIN tests, exceptional.


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