WESMAR Thrusters Help Keep Waters of San Francisco Bay Safe

The M/V John A. B. Dillard Jr., equipped with two 1,450 HP engines, is capable of  traveling at 32 mph, almost three times faster than the other vessels in the fleet, but it's special maneuverability comes from two WESMAR dual propeller bow thrusters, which allow it to maneuver in turbulent weather, in close quarters, and hold to position for quicker, safer recovery operations.
The Dillard, owned by the US Army Corps of Engineer’s, is a multi command catamaran and the first vessel built specifically for the Corps’ San Francisco Division. Instead of having to tow debris for disposal like the older boats of the fleet, the new boat can pick it up with a pedestal mounted, knuckle-boom grapple crane, drop it on the deck and quickly carry it to shore for disposal. Key to the process are the WESMAR V2-12E bow thrusters.


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