The new era of safer mooring

Wilhelmsen’s Revolutionary Snap Back Arrestor

Mooring is among the most common of maritime tasks on board, and the industry is constantly coming up with safer solutions in order to
address risks inherent to the mooring job.
At Wilhelmsen, we want to mitigate these risks with innovation and create a safer mooring environment for seafarers everywhere.

When a mooring line snaps, it moves at up to 800km/h. As a result, vessel mooring remains one of the most dangerous tasks crew and port workers can undertake.

Snap back accounts for a staggering 53% of mooring accidents, according to the UK P&I club, with a sobering 1 in 7 of those accidents resulting in fatalities. This cannot and should not continue.

It is why we have spent considerable resources and time, almost seven years, to develop the Snap Back Arrestor. Watch this video to see how it works.



Towards safer mooring

To steer the maritime industry towards safer mooring, OCIMF has introduced a series of Mooring Equipment Guidelines, with the latest being the 4th issue, also known simply as OCIMF MEG4.

The industry is now moving towards ‘safe-to-use’ design, with a human-centric focus when it comes to product development. At Wilhelmsen, we innovate our ropes to place top priority on the users, and we take that further by integrating technology to make their jobs easier. Here's how:

Key values of our ropes

  • Safe

    Snap Back Arrestor feature in our ropes lowers risks dramatically, creating a safer mooring environment.

  • Tested extensively

    Meticulously tested with dedicated facilities and years of research and development.

  • Compliant

    Our ropes are DNV GL type approved, and meets OCIMF MEG4 guidelines.







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