The development of a new generation of high- performance escort tug

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Conference16th International Tug and Salvage Convention, May 15-19, 2000, Jersey, Channel Islands
SubjectEscort Tugs; Design; Model Testing
AbstractThis paper describes the origins and development of the design of the most powerful escort tug in Europe, a 41 metre VSP Escort, Fire-Fighting, an Pollution Response tug for Ostensjo Rederi a.s. of Haugesund, Norway. The paper describes in detail the design investigations undertaken, and the extensive model-testing program that was commissioned both to prove the concept and to explore the impact of various design variables on the escort towing performance. Finally, the lessons learned have been applied to a new series of tug designs that offer increased performance for this emerging science of escort towing.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5400
NPARC number8895880
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