AlphaBridge for ‘RT Trident’

02 Mar 2017

The AlphaBridge tugboat console was pre-installed and pre-wired in the workshop in Rotterdam

The AlphaBridge tugboat console was pre-installed and pre-wired in the workshop in Rotterdam

Netherlands-headquarted integrated bridge systems specialist Alphatron Marine has handed over a full turnkey AlphaBridge tugboat console solution for the ‘RT Trident’ to Seabulk Towing Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

Alphatron says that the AlphaBridge for tugboats is
distinguished by the best all-round visibility offered from a sitting position,
ensuring uncompromised command and control at all times during intensive harbour
operations. This bridge has been fully equipped with a high quality and ruggedised
JRC/Alphatron Marine navigation and communication package.

The bridge is comprised of two ergonomically designed
consoles with a central, rotatable, captain’s chair mounted on sliding rails.
The layout of the consoles was designed in close cooperation with the intended
users. The radars onboard include the JRC JMA-5200 sea radar, with the patented
JRC Constaview, and the Alphatron JMA-610 river radar, especially designed for
inland and manoeuvring applications in enclosed waters. At each end of both
consoles is a retractable screen, one with the radar display, switchable for
sea and river, and the other a multi-function screen displaying navigation and
operational data.

After the AlphaBridge tugboat console was pre-installed and
pre-wired in the workshop in Rotterdam, it was shipped to the yard, Master Boat
Builders Inc., in Bayou la Batre, Alabama, in the USA. Engineers from Alphatron
Marine, head office in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, commercial support from the
recently opened Alphatron Marine USA office in Houston, Texas and the local
JRC/Alphatron dealer, New World Electronics in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, have
been working closely together, providing on site installation and
commissioning.

The RT Trident is
the first of three new Robert Allan designed Rotortugs for Seabulk Towing, and
will be homeported in Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

By Jake Frith

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