Archive of: Latest Deck Gear News

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New world record set for manned lifeboat drop (with VIDEO)

New world record set for manned lifeboat drop (with VIDEO)

The Norsafe vessel is dropped from 40 meters with 10 people on board

Web Bulletin 2015

Coast Guard barque Eagle hosts firefighting training

The Coast Guard barque Eagle is hosting damage-control training, including fire and flood practices

Web Bulletin 2015
Durar, Castleman issued U.S. patent for staple torque aligning winch system

Durar, Castleman issued U.S. patent for staple torque aligning winch system

Officials at JonRie InterTech and Castleman Maritime have won a U.S. patent for a new winch system that moves the pivot point

Web Bulletin 2015

Towboat captain sentenced to 6 months in prison for fatal Chicago barge explosion

A judge has sentenced an Illinois towboat captain to six months in prison for a negligent manslaughter conviction related to a 2005 barge explosion in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Web Bulletin 2015

Tech bulletin: Tension fatigue testing for HMPE ropes

The maximum percentage of breaking strength is reflected in TCLL values

Web Bulletin 2015

NTSB: Shell's inadequate risk assessment led to Kulluk grounding

The National Transportation Safety Board said an inadequate risk assessment by Shell resulted in an insufficient tow plan, leading to the grounding of the mobile drilling unit Kulluk

Web Bulletin 2015
Rapp Marine to provide 150-ton AHC crane for Otto Candies

Rapp Marine to provide 150-ton AHC crane for Otto Candies

Web Bulletin 2015

American P&I Club launches initiative to prevent man-overboard accidents

The American P&I Club had a begun an initiative to prevent man-over incidents, including educational posters and web animations

Web Bulletin 2014

Canada's TSB issues warning on bulk-carrier cranes after operator injured at Quebec

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has issued a warning to the industry after an on-board crane's slewing ring bearing failure caused an injury aboard the bulk carrier Seapace

Web Bulletin 2014

Coast Guard publishes final rule on need for lifesaving devices aboard uninspected vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard has published its final rule governing the need for lifesaving devices aboard uninspected vessels

Web Bulletin 2014
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