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Stronger yet lighter Mooring & Tow Ropes

Handle bigger vessels faster and safer, with fewer crew

Mooring ropes and tow ropes with Dyneema® SK78 sets the performance benchmark. But the industry must also cut costs. They're lighter, stronger, and easier to handle than alternatives. Plus safer and more durable too.

Secure the giants of the oceans

Ropes made with Dyneema® SK78 last longer in demanding environments. They're ideal for handling oil and gas tankers, container ships, bulk cargo ships, naval vessels, and cruise ships.

  • Faster mooring operations
  • Consistent high quality from each and every fiber in the rope
  • Less accidents with limited rope backlash

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So you think all HMPE is the same?

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How Dyneema® SK78 helps to prevent rope failure

Dyneema® is both the world’s strongest fiber and the only HMPE fiber scientifically engineered to overcome abrasion, bending fatigue, compression, and creep fatigue. Challenges that are familiar to all users of mooring and tow ropes.

Find out the 4 reasons why ropes with Dyneema® perform better for longer.

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Refloating made possible, with Dyneema®

After the MV Benita, a bulk carrier headed to the South African city of Durban, was grounded on June 17, Five Oceans Salvage (FOS) was brought in to refloat the casualty after removing the 145 tons of fuel onboard the ship.

Learn how despite the harsh conditions, ropes made with Dyneema® were the only option both strong enough and light enough to help refloat the vessel.

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

Given the challenging situation, the salvors decided to use a towing connection made with Dyneema® fiber. There were two reasons: weight and handling. Ropes made with Dyneema® fiber are as strong as steel wire ropes of the same diameter, but seven times lighter.

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Where to buy

Only mooring & tow ropes made with Dyneema® bear the Dyneema® diamond. Only our licensed partners make them. Find your mooring & tow ropes with Dyneema® by clicking on one of our official partners, below.

The Greenest Strength™

How does choosing Dyneema® help the environment? Together with partners in the value chain our vision is to help establish a circular economy case for ropes in the maritime industry.

Read more about The Greenest Strength™