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Eliminating The Risk From Docking & Mooring

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Posted by Michelle Howard

Trelleborg's marine systems operation has launched a new whitepaper and on-demand webinar outlining design and compliance requirements in docking and mooring equipment, and a new best practice approach to specification.

The whitepaper, entitled The Quest for Quality, examines the relationship between cost and quality, explaining why low cost equipment could prove costly for port owners and operators in the long term.

Hani William, Sales and Marketing Manager at Trelleborg's marine systems operation, said, "The mooring operation is high risk. The UK P&I Club reports that in the UK in the last 20 years, 58 percent of injuries occurred during mooring and 26 percent were due to equipment failure. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) found that of 227 reported incidents between 2010 and 2014, 62 percent were related to design shortfalls or equipment failures, and 51 percent of the identified design and equipment safety factors were the result of a parted mooring line.

"Clearly, poorly designed, poorly considered or low quality products ultimately risk the safety of personnel, the efficiency of operations and increase total cost of ownership."

Selecting docking and mooring systems can be a challenge. There are many variables to consider: design specification, safety features, installation method and more. In the webinar, William explores the best practice methodologies to which suppliers must adhere to ensure docking and mooring solutions are fit for purpose.

May 29, 2018

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