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Tugboat evaluation project, Rio Tinto Alcan

  Location : Port-Alfred, Canada  
  Year : 2008  
  Client : Rio Tinto Alcan  
  Vessel Type : Panamax Bulk Carriers and ASD Tugs  

The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) was mandated by Rio Tinto Alcan to conduct simulations designed to determine realistic bollard pull for a replacement tugboat at the Port Alfred facilities.

The MSRC developed a geographic database for the site, integrating the currents used for the simulations.

For the needs of this study, a series of manoeuvres was carried out using the navigation simulator.

The full mission bridge simulator was used to represent the ship, while the tug was represented by one of the other three bridges.



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