This report is on the results of field trials to evaluate the effectiveness of messenger line throwing devices. Passing a messenger line is the first step in setting up a tow line between a tug and a tanker in distress. The lighter weight messenger line helps responders connect the heavy tow lines. This can be a difficult and dangerous task. Last year the Council?studied these devices. One of the recommendations from that study was to conduct a trial to evaluate the devices for ease of use, effectiveness, reliability, and safety. Results will be used to develop a set of recommended practices that will be shared with industry.
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Categories: Tanker Escorts