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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mooring Rope Whiplash No More to be Feared

June 5, 2013

Mooring rope: Image credit Lankhorst Rope

Mooring rope: Image credit Lankhorst Rope

Lankhorst Ropes wins Seatralde 'Innovation in Ship Operations' award for its Tipto Winchline which reduces crew risk of being struck by a parted mooring rope.

A snapped mooring rope is, thankfully, a rare occurrence, but when it does happen the results can be devastating. Using its expertise in yarn production and rope construction, Lankhorst Ropes has developed the Tipto Winchline to provide a safer mooring rope.

Based on Lankhorst's Tipto yarn, the seven strand rope features a Tipto overbraided jacket to protect the rope from wear and tear during handling. Importantly, the jacket fulfils a vital safety function. If the rope breaks due to excessive load, the braided cover acts as a net, capturing the two parted ends. The jacket absorbs the generated energy from the broken rope, and thus reduces the effects of snap back.


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