The Mega-Guard Azimuth Thruster Control System (ACS) fully automates from bridge the control of the azimuth thruster. The azimuth thruster can be equipped with CPP or FPP and can be driven by electric or diesel motor. The Azimuth Thruster Control System fulfills the rules of the classification societies and includes steering control, remote control, safety, steering and RPM/pitch indication and a back-up control system. The Azimuth Thruster Control System is often used in combination with a Mega-Guard Dynamic Positioning System. Operator Panels can be supplied for bridge fore, bridge aft, bridge wings and control room. Operator panels are equipped with a combined steering and RPM/Pitch setting lever and a control display to select various operator modes and to indicate steering, RPM/pitch and motor load or amperage.