Cortland’s Ensures Safety of Battleship Texas
Cortland, a global designer and manufacturer of engineered synthetic ropes, heavy lift slings, electro-optical-mechanical cables, and umbilicals has delivered a three-part Plasma 12x12 mooring line configuration for the Battleship Texas, the state historic site. Cortland said it received the quote, visited the site, supplied a quote and delivered the solution in less than a week.
Texas is the last battleship to participate in the first and second world wars, and was the first battleship to become a memorial museum in the U.S in 1948. TEXAS has been under the stewardship of the Texas Park & Wildlife Department since 1983, and is permanently anchored in La Porte on the busy Houston Ship Channel.
Andy Smith, Ship Manager at the Texas Park & Wildlife Department initially contacted Cortland to determine if they could provide an additional mooring support system.
Texas’ has four mooring “monopiles” to which she is currently and permanently chained, but portions of this system have been compromised over the last year. Plans to retro-fit and repair the system are currently projected to be complete by mid-September, but this left the ship vulnerable during the heart of hurricane season.
Cortland was consulted, and within a week, the battleship was secured using a three-part mooring line configuration using Cortland’s 12x12 Plasma rope.