Alphatron Marine delivers AlphaBridge for RGS Stoker, EGS Besant


(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) — Alphatron Marine has announced the successful delivery of the AlphaBridge on the escape gear ship (EGS) and rescue gear ship (RGS) built by the Damen Shipyards Group in Vietnam. The premium multi-function, fully integrated bridge is installed on the 93-meter RGS Stoker and 83-meter EGS Besant, built for Serco Defence to support the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

M/V Stoker is the RAN’s newest rescue gear ship, managed by Serco Defence. The escape gear ship Besant will be used to provide an early intervention role in the event of a disabled submarine. Both ships will be based at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, West Australia.

Bridge design has become increasingly important over the years, given the constant growing complexity of maritime technology. Working closely with Damen, a full 3D proposal of the ships’ bridge layout was created, something which has become a standard at the start of all new projects.

Alphatron Marine delivered a comprehensive bridge which was tailored to the customer's wishes. Damen was impressed at this early stage design, realizing the strength of the AlphaBridge, offering intuitive, comfortable operation of all navigation, dynamic positioning, control and communications systems that contribute to safe passage. The best possible configurations were selected, keeping it solid and stable, without compromising on an overall sleek and ergonomic design.

Alphatron Marine is a supplier of integrated bridge solutions, represents major industry brands and is manufacturer of unique complementary products to the JRC portfolio. Together with JRC and support of the Centers of Excellence in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston, the combined synergies bring quality and innovation to owners, operators and shipyards.

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By Professional Mariner Staff