Watch Now On Demand: What you need to know about the new MEG4

  Update: If you missed the Live Webinar it's not too late. You can watch now On Demand The maritime industry has always been concerned with safety. Developing mooring systems that are adequate for intended service, with maximum integration of guidelines across a wide range of ship styles and sizes is therefore essential. Although multiple guidelines exist, none … [Read more...]

When enough is enough: switching from failure-prone jacketed HMPE ropes to non-jacketed ropes with Dyneema® SK78

At what point do you say “Enough!”? For BW Fleet Management (BW FM), that moment came when seven mooring lines failed on a single vessel during a berthing operation in Spain. So it decided to get radical and replace all its jacketed HMPE mooring ropes – with non-jacketed Samson 12-strand single-braid AmSteel®-Blue ropes made with Dyneema® SK78. Problem solved. An … [Read more...]

Mooring ropes with Dyneema® show minimal wear after six years in service on VLCC

Excellent reliability and durability in securing operations. Only with Dyneema® With the shipping industry focusing on improving safety and effective VLCC operations, Cosco Dalian, a world leader in crude oil transportation, has been embedding its core values by being at the forefront of best practices and technology that focus on operational excellence, health, safety and … [Read more...]

Dyneema® fiber does double duty to tow and tie up stricken Modern Express

Two maritime leaders both choose high strength, lightweight ropes made with Dyneema® for their respective roles in a dramatic salvage operation. A notorious danger area The Bay of Biscay between France and Spain is notorious among sailors. Gales and storms compound the effects of the big waves that roll in from the Atlantic Ocean. Lose power here and you run a real risk … [Read more...]

PT Indo Straits: No breakages in two years

  In 2012, PT Indo Straits began researching the purchase of new spring line ropes for these vessels. The ropes were needed to position and stabilize transshipment crane barges. These barges are used out at sea to transship coal from smaller barges to large bulk carriers for onward transportation. It didn’t take long for the company to determine what it wanted: … [Read more...]