Posted this here as probably mostly only tugs will have twin azimuth thrusters nowadays. Please feel free to correct of I’m wrong.
I accepted a job as master of a multi-purpose DP2-vessel, 62 x 13 m, 4.7 m draught, deadweight off about 1550 mt.
Vessel is currently under construction and is equipped with twin azimuth on the stern and twin bowthrusters.
Now: I have never sailed on a vessel with only azimuth propulsion, I know the theory behind it and heard a lot of stories from old salties I sailed with.
I’m not afraid to start maneuvering with her (very slowly @ first :D) but it would be nice to have a bit more knowledge and a few tricks of the trade.
Does anybody mind sharing some experience, some tricks?? Or can anybody point me towards either somekind of training manual, or maybe even an online simulator?
Not far from me is actually a simulator where they give Azimuth maneuvering courses but the company doesn’t wanna spend the money on it. And they won’t give out their training manuals.
Will be much appreciated, thanks a lot!