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Faster and safer mooring operations

Many leading shipping operators specify mooring and tow ropes made with Dyneema® SK78. They’re stronger, more durable, light enough for one to handle, have limited rope backlash, and show extraordinary performance even in extreme conditions.

BW Fleet Management chooses for mooring lines with Dyneema® SK78

At what point do you say “Enough!”? For BW Fleet Management (BW FM), that moment came when seven mooring lines failed on a single vessel during a berthing operation in Spain. So it decided to get radical and replace all its jacketed existing HMPE mooring ropes – with non-jacketed Samson 12-strand single-braid AmSteel®-Blue ropes made with Dyneema®. Problem solved.

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Why not all HMPE is the same

Mooring ropes with Dyneema® SK78 massively outperform alternative ropes in abrasion and creep lifetime comparisons, without sacrificing strength and reliability.

Find out how ropes with Dyneema® SK78 reduces costs while ensuring the safety of your crew and fleet.

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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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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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Minimal wear after six years in service on VLCC

Over six years, the Cosjade Lake saw 64 docking operations at an average of 30 minutes each. So after six years of securing operations for the approximately 300,000-ton Cosjade Lake, it was time for an inspection.

Read the story to find out how after six years of operations, the ropes could be capable of providing 10 years of service life.

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