Wilhelmsen ushers in a new era of mooring safety

In development for close to seven years, the Timm Snap Back Arrestor, is a genuine market first.

Wilhelmsen continues to shape the future of mooring ropes

Mooring accidents can occur even with stringent safety precautions in place. As the safety of our crew is of utmost importance, the life-saving, revolutionary Snap Back Arrestor is now also included in our Acera ropes range.

Acera SBA

Even under normal mooring operations, external mooring conditions can lead to faster wear and tear, resulting in a higher chance of mooring accidents. Now upgraded with the life-saving Snap Back Arrestor, the Acera rope range is our range of 12-strand high performance HMPE fiber ropes. With a single yarn coating, it is designed and constructed for strength, durability, and resistance to abrasion – crucial properties in extending the rope’s service life.

Timm SBA

Offering a unique performance, the Timm Master SBA 12 costs just a fraction more than the best class Master 12 ropes and is the only rope on the market with a human-centred Snap Back Arrestor feature at its core. Supported by our dedicated Timm ropes team, tailor-made certificates and industry-leading service and support are also included as well.

The Timm SBA story in a nutshell

Did you know that when a mooring line snaps, it moves at up to 800 kilometres an hour? As a result, vessel mooring remains one of the most dangerous tasks crew and port workers can undertake.

And despite the best efforts of regulators, owners, operators and port authorities, accidents are still happening.

Snap back accounts for a staggering 60% 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 time, almost seven years, and resources to develop the Snap Back Arrestor (SBA).

Dramatically reducing the snap back force released when a rope breaks, the SBA core sits within our Timm Master 12 strand rope. The results are awe-inspiring.

A truly unique product, which can pull the industry into a new, safer era of vessel mooring, Timm’s SBA should be the benchmark for maritime mooring ropes.

The choice is simple. The choice is Timm SBA.

5 Reasons to Buy Timm Master 12 SBA

· Tried, tested, and DNV GL verified technology.

· The only rope on the market with human-centred design at its core.

· Offering one of kind performance, at everyday prices. The Timm Master SBA 12 costs just a fraction more than the best in class Master 12.

· Supported by our dedicated Timm ropes team, tailor-made certificates and industry-leading service and support are included as standard

Timm Master 12 SBA by Wilhelmsen

For more information and product specs: Timm Master 12 SBA (Product Catalog)

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