Thruster System

Definition(s)


Thruster System

All components and systems necessary to supply the DP system with thrust force and direction. The thruster system includes:

  • thrusters with drive units and necessary auxiliary systems including piping, cooling, hydraulic, and lubrication systems, etc.
  • main propellers and rudders if these are under the control of the DP system
  • thruster control system(s)
  • manual thruster controls
  • associated cabling and cable routing.

Source: IMO MSC.1/Circ.1580, GUIDELINES FOR VESSELS AND UNITS WITH DYNAMIC POSITIONING (DP) SYSTEMS, 16 June 2017, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance

 

Thruster System

Thruster system means all components and systems necessary to supply the DP system with thrust force and direction. The thruster system includes:

  1. thrusters with drive units and necessary auxiliary systems including piping, cooling, hydraulic, and lubrication systems, etc.;
  2. main propellers and rudders if these are under the control of the DP system;
  3. thruster control system(s);
  4. manual thruster controls; and
  5. associated cabling and cable routeing.

Source: IMO MSC.1/Circ.1580, GUIDELINES FOR VESSELS AND UNITS WITH DYNAMIC POSITIONING (DP) SYSTEMS, 16 June 2017, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance