Samson 12-strand lines made with Dyneema® SK78 fiber replace failing jacketed mooring lines
In 2013, BW Fleet Management (BWFM) was facing a safety and operational issue: their jacketed HMPE mooring lines were failing. At one point, seven lines failed on a single vessel during a berthing. This problem was being experienced by other LNG operators in the industry, as well.
After a full investigation of the situation and gaining a new understanding of the
types of mooring lines available, BW FM determined the best way to ensure the
safety of their fleet and their crews was to replace the jacketed mooring lines throughout the fleet. Once the decision was made to address the issue with non-jacketed lines, BW FM considered several manufacturers, and decided to proceed with Samson’s nonjacketed, single-braid 12-strand mooring lines, AmSteel®-Blue, made with Dyneema® SK78. The combination of Samson’s unparalleled industry expertise and their unmatched experience using this innovative grade of Dyneema® helped BW make the decision.