(FERNDALE, Wash.) — Samson will debut and showcase several innovations at the International Workboat Show: a new and improved Saturn-12 towing line; Icaria for Workboat, a full suite of digital services dedicated to tug line management; and EVATS (Emergency Vessel Attachment and Towing System).
Samson’s 12-strand working line, Saturn-12, is now available with enhanced twist identification and the option of sustainable, bio-sourced fiber. Saturn-12’s proprietary coating improves abrasion resistance and UV resistance, and the new color combination of black and orange makes identifying rope twist in the field easier than ever. Twist can decrease rope strength, and this new safety feature allows for early detection, which will help mitigate line damage.
In addition, Saturn-12 is now available with the option of sustainable, bio-sourced fiber. This fiber is sourced from raw materials in the paper and pulp industries and utilizes the mass balance approach.
Getting the most life from lines within an important safety profile is where Icaria for Workboat can help. In addition, using Icaria for Workboat can help operators track line usage, line maintenance, document damage, and provide the data needed to make line retirement decisions.
Icaria for Workboat includes a new inspection app to ease data collection on usage and condition; Connect, an online portal designed for trend and data analysis; and virtual training with Classroom, which includes courses designed to build crew competencies.
The Icaria service platform contributes to enhanced crew and vessel safety, rope health, and line service life. Together, these components, combined with Samson Services, form the new Icaria for Workboat Service Program, a part of the company’s Rope Health Management initiative.
Samson’s EVATS provides a significantly safer, rapidly deployed, and more efficient connection method for towing disabled ships. EVATS is designed to have near-universal compatibility with ships’ mooring gear arrangements, with multiple attachment points on the disabled ship. Additionally, it enables the rescue vessel to maintain safer distances from the disabled ship. EVATS can be deployed from the ship’s deck, helicopter or rescue vessel. Since EVATS’ introduction, it has been deployed in several successful field exercises and rescue operations.
Visit booth 537 to learn more about how Samson innovations enhance safety, reduce the overall cost of ownership and provide a complete line life cycle management solution.