Fast ferry and military craft motion control specialists, Maritime Dynamics, Inc. (MDI),
have added Bureau Veritas to the classification approvals for their Ride Control System with Autopilot.
MDI, part of the U.K.’s vosper Thorncroft Group
, already has approval form Det Norske Veritas and the American Bureau of Shipping for its RCS and Autopilot.
The RCS monitors vessel attitude and automatically positions effectors to reduce accelerations arising from pitch, roll and heave motions. The additional MDI integrated autopilote provides commands to the vessel’s steering system to dampen yaw motions and provide heading control. Over 100MDI RCS have been supplied to fast craft throughout the world.