• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 39, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Technical Analysis of Azimuth Thruster and Conventional Systems


Objectives: Supply vessels which are responsible for supporting duties on the offshore industries require a good maneuverability and efficiency. Methods: This research has been carried out by means of a maneuver experiment. According to IMO MSC 137 (76) 2002, there are three kinds of tests: Turning Circle, Zig Zag, and Crash Stop test. Experiments were performed three times for each test. Findings: The samples were taken from vessel TOPAZ JUMEIRAH for representing conventional system and vessel DMS CHALLENGER III for azimuth thruster. The result based on the comparative graphs and tables showed that the vessel which was installed with azimuth thruster had a better maneuverability and low fuel consumption. Application: Now, azimuth thruster is recommended for giving service on the offshore industry.
Keywords: Azimuth Thruster, Conventional System, Offshore Industries, Ships Maneuverability, Supply Vessel


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