Case Study

New Generation of Mooring and Towing Rope

Firstly, as for mooring of the vessel;

Up to now most common was:

  • Polypropylene Dia:72 mm – MBL 60 tons – weight 235 kg per 100 meters

which is equal to

  • Wire rope Dia:32 mm – MBL 60 tons – weight 390 kg per 100 meters

 

Please see below photo of new generation of Ultra High Strength mooring ropes.

 

To reach the same requested Minimal Breaking Load (MBL) of 60 tons you may use:

  1. Left 12 strands Ultra High Strength mooring rope Dia:26 mm – weight 40 kg per 100 meters that means:
  •  Nearly 6 time less weight than Polypropylene Dia:72 mm
  •  Nearly 10 time less weight than Wire rope Dia:32 mm

 

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  1. Middle the same Ultra High Strength mooring rope braided into sleeve against weather and wearing Dia:28 mm – weight 50 kg per 100 meters that means:
  •   Nearly 5 time less weight than Polypropylene Dia:72 mm
  •   Nearly 8 time less weight than Wire rope Dia:32 mm

 

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  1. Right the same Ultra High Strength mooring rope braided by special tape against weather – wearing – low friction Dia:24 mm – weight 47 kg per 100 meters that means:
  •   At 5 time less weight than Polypropylene Dia:72 mm
  •   More than 8 time less weight than Wire rope Dia:32 mm

 

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Secondly, for Towing ropes;

  •   600 meters of Wire rope Dia:40 mm – MBL 102 tons – weight 600 kg per 100 meters

As per good maritime practice for Tugs which are continuously are in Towing operations such wire ropes to be changed every 3 months.

Please see below photo of new design of Towing rope. It is 12 of Ultra High Strength rope