The new ETS Emergency Towing System from Mooring Solutions

Dynice ETS Emergency Towing System

LIGHT AND EASY TO HANDLE

30 September 2010: Since the beginning of the year, new IMO regulations (MSC 84/24/Add.1 ANNEX 2) apply to passenger and cargo ships, to regulate the use of towing ropes in emergency cases. Mooring Solutions offers a new ETS Emergency Towing System with Dynice towing rope, with maximum loading capacity according to the new safety regulations.

Dynice ETS – 2000 was developed for ships with up to 50,000 DWT, Dynice ETS – 4000 for ships over 50,000 DWT. The system consists of light buoy attached to highly visible yellow messenger line. The messenger line is connected to the main towing line. The main towing line has large eyes in each end with thick and durable eye protection sleeve. All ropes are Dynice SK75 made from Dyneema and each part of the system is floating.

The ETS system is stored in heavy duty polyethylene container with strong top cover which is easily and securely closed with rubber straps. The container is prepared for easy bolting on deck. The systems ropes are tested and certified by DNV and approved according to SOLAS regulations.

Dynice ETS – 2000

  • For vessels under 50.000 DWT
  • Floating light attached to messenger line
  • Dynice 75 – 16 mm messenger line 122 m long in bright orange/yellow colour with minimum breaking load of 200 kN (24,4 ton) in spliced rope
  • Dynice 75 – 58 mm towing line 76 m long in gray colour with minimum breaking load of 2000 kN (204 ton) in spliced rope
  • Durable blue plastic container with lid, size in cm: L 124 x W 104 x H 75
  • Total weight 255 kg
     

Dynice ETS – 4000

  • For vessels over 50.000 DWT
  • Floating light attached to messenger line
  • Dynice 75 – 16 mm messenger line 122 m long in bright orange/yellow colour with minimum breaking load of 400 kN (49 ton) in spliced rope
  • Dynice 75 – 84 mm towing line 92 m long in gray colour with minimum breaking load of 4000 kN (408 ton) in spliced rope
  • Durable blue lastic container with lid, size in cm: L 147 x W 118 x H 89
  • Total weight 495 kg
     

The system numbers 2000 and 4000 represent the required minimum breaking load of the towline in kN according to SOLAS convention.

Dynice SK75 ropes are made from DSM Dyneema and the ropes are impregnated with Duracoat to improve abrasion and endurance. The ropes are floating which makes handling and transfer between vessels easier.

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