Crew Boats - Retractable Tunnel Thrusters
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Thrustmaster supplied more bow thrusters for crew boats than
all other thruster manufacturers combined. Thrustmaster
engineers understand the rough, pounding high-shock conditions
that crew boat thrusters are exposed to. Most are aluminum
tunnel thrusters, but recently many aluminum retractable azimuth
thrusters have been installed in deep water crew / supply vessels
of Seacor, Tidewater, Edison Chouest and many other operators,
quite a few tied to a dynamic positioning system.
a Drop-Down Better Than a Tunnel Thruster?" by CEO Joe
Bekker discusses why operators rely on retractable azimuth thrusters.
Gulf Princess - Retractable Tunnel Combo