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Mooring Tail Usage Instructions

Connecting the mooring tails with the main high modulus line

Cow-Hitch

A connection that is OCIMF compliant for UHMWPE ropes. However, use of special Protectors may reduce the fatigue at the pressure points, which, gradually, due to the continuous cyclic tension-tension forces during each operation, is affecting line and tail's strength.

Aramid HMSF ropes must not be connected to mooring tails using cow-hitch.

 

Mandal or Tonsberg

Ideal when connecting the mooring tail with a wire-rope or aramid rope.

 

Retirement criteria

It is advised to replace the mooring tails after 18 months of use, unless inspection calls for earlier retirement.

Please consult the Mooring Tails Manual for more information