240-Ton Tugboat Raising Made 'Light Duty' With Slingmax Twin-Path Slings

Twin-Path® slings from Slingmax ® Rigging Products, Aston, Pa., were utilized to raise a 240-ton tug after it sank in the Port of Green Bay, Wis.

The marine construction and salvage company that was called to raise the tug consulted with Wisconsin Lifting Specialists Inc., a Slingmax dealer in Milwaukee, Wis., who recommended using Kevlar® Twin- Path slings over traditional wire rope slings.

Twin-Path slings are essentially two complete slings in one, each making a separate connection between hook and load. They are lightweight, easy for divers to use and constructed of 100 percent polyester, ensuring a strong and secure lift.

Wisconsin Lifting supplied nine Twin-Path slings. Each sling was used in a basket hitch and has a working load capacity of 120,000 pounds.

"It took three full days to complete the entire job and we were all very satisfied with the performance of the Twin-Path slings," reported Ted Proite, sales manager at Wisconsin Lifting.

Slingmax dealers offer a complete line of innovative rigging products, in addition to Twin-Path products, for use in rigging, construction, millwrighting, overhead lifting and crane applications. Slingmax has over 30 locations in North America, with representation in Europe and the Middle East.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 55,  Sep 1990 Harold E. Maxfield

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