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
Snap Back Arrestor feature in our ropes lowers risks dramatically, creating a safer mooring environment.
Meticulously tested with dedicated facilities and years of research and development.
Our ropes are DNV GL type approved, and meets OCIMF MEG4 guidelines.
Timm Master 12 SBA
Our new premium mooring rope, Timm Master 12 SBA reduces dangerous snap backs by utilizing the Timm Snap Back Arrestor (SBA) technology.
Timm Acera SBA
Acera Amundsen SBA reduces dangerous snap backs, with the integrated Timm Snap Back Arrestor (SBA).
Line Management Plan
Manage the life cycle of mooring ropes by simplifying all processes and operations
Offering exact load information, in real-time, our Timm Smart Ropes system revolutionizes vessel mooring.
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