Fluorescent rope increases mooring safety

Tipto Winchline flourescent rope Tipto Winchline flourescent rope
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Maritime ropes supplier, Lankhorst Ropes, announces the maritime industry’s first fluorescent mooring rope at SMM 2018, one of the many new safety and performance Lankhorst ropes on show.

Also featured will be the Lankonect synthetic fibre rope connection providing tug operators with a quicker and safer connection during towing, new reflective Lankoforce rope for towing and mooring and enhanced spliced eye protection to reduce abrasion.

FLUORESCENT MOORING
Tipto Winchline is a dedicated floating mooring line developed especially for self-tensioning winches. The addition of a phosphorescent tracer yarn in the rope’s outer jacket allows the rope to glow in the dark increasing the visibility of the rope and producing a pleasing visual effect of the moored vessel.  Its load-bearing 7 strand core combines high strength and relatively low elongation. The outer non-load-bearing braided jacket also provides protection of the core for longer service life and increases crew-safety by minimizing the risk of snap-back.

LANKONECT
Providing tug operators with a quicker and safer connection during towing, Lankonect is a synthetic fibre rope connection for the main tow line that replaces a conventional cow hitch, shackle or similar hardware.

A typical tow line configuration comprises a main towing line with a forerunner, and perhaps a stretcher, as well as a cow hitch or connector hardware. Labourious and time consuming to make up, there is also a risk of a break in the costly main line and forerunner from overpulling. The Lankonect enables a new approach to tow line assembly by removing the need for a cow hitch knot or hardware. It also allows tug operators to set a calculated breaking force for the tow line configuration.

LANKOFORCE
Also featured on the Lankhorst Ropes booth will be the Lankoforce rope with a reflective tape braided into the Dyneema jacket giving the rope greater visibility and enabling crew to work safely for longer. As reported in last month’s MJ, Lankhorst Ropes has recently supplied Lankoforce reflective anchor lines for the 5,000 ton floating sheerleg crane Asian Hercules III.

As standard, most of the Lankhorst Ropes’ mooring ropes now include improved eye resistance to abrasion with a Defender jacket made from polyester yarns and with a protective coating. The jacket is added to the mooring rope during splice make-up.

Visit Lankhorst ropes at SMM 2018 on stand A1.312.

BY Jake Frith

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