JK FAB Delivers Emergency Towline Storage Reels

press release
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The emergency towing system is a simple and proven means of storing the emergency towline, retrieving the loose barge and continuing the tow.


When the pick-up line is pulled, the emergency tow wire runs completely off the reel and engages with the auxiliary town chain. The chain is connected to a center tow pad, allowing the barge to be towed to the next port. JK Fabrication INC. has just made several major upgrades to the emergency storage reel. The end results are a built-in sprocket flange that allows the customer to retrieve the deployed cable easily, and at a much reduced cost as the previous design. The frame is hot dipped galvanized.

All design changes were approved by a local marine architect. Marine surveyors and ABS have recommended our system to store the emergency cable. JK Fabrication has applied for a patent. HME Construction in Vancouver, WA as well as Harley Marine Services in Seattle, Washington have purchased the newly designed reels. The Coast Guard in Southern California deployed and tested the operation of the storage reel and liked how it performed. These storage reels are for any marine vessel including, barges, ferries, as well as cruise ships, ships and tankers and much more. The wire rope stored on the storage reel could also be used as an under rider for a tandem tow.

 

  • ADVANTAGES OF THE JK FABRICATION SYSTEM:


1. Large capacity of wire, as shown 1600ft of 1¾”, 1200 ft of 2”, 900 ft. of 2¼
2. Unit can be made either smaller or larger to meet individual customers needs
3. Designed and engineered to carry sufficient diameter wire to continue the tow
4. Reusable and transportable, can be moved from one barge or vessel to another
5. Constructed to outlast the barge
6. Can be mounted above or below deck or behind the bullwarks
7. Brake will apply sufficient tension to allow for all hookup before entire cable is deployed
8. Wire can be lubed and covered to dramatically reduce the effects of the marine environment.
9. Can also be mounted on the tug for storing the under rider.
 

www.jkfabrication.com

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

ClassNK Holds LNG Fuel Technologies Seminars

ClassNk held LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies seminars in Shanghai and Singapore on 22 July and 24, July 2014, respectively. With the industry looking to adopt

USCG Change of Command in Galveston

A Coast Guard lieutenant commander and graduate of Hastings High School in Houston, took command of Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston during a ceremony in Galveston Thursday.

Miller Rejoins TITAN as Salvage Master

Captain Stuart Miller has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation’s TITAN Salvage operations team as salvage master, bringing with him over 30 years of worldwide,

Marine Equipment

Eliminating Cat Fines to Marine Diesel Engines

One can assume that P&I Clubs and shipowners would be very interested in preventing catastrophic Cat Fines damage to diesel engines. Cat Fines have been damaging

Westermeerwind Wind Farm Construction Begins

Mammoet announced today that Westermeerwind BV has reached financial close on July 25 for the turnkey construction of the Westermeerwind wind farm in Ijsselmeer,

HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'

A special version of HydroComp's intensive Propeller Workshops will be brought to Tampa before the start of IBEX 2014.   The Mini-Workshop is a special version

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1648 sec (6 req/sec)