New Towing Systems Report Now Available To Maritime Industry

The marine industry's first extensive reappraisal of traditional ocean towing methods is now available from Samson Ocean Systems, Inc. Entitled "Samson Towing Systems," AR-12/5-77, the 12-page report provides in-depth MS 19 1500 W fully synthesized Main Radio Transmitter/Radiotelephone.

Modar 150 W 12 channel SSB Radiotelephone Orion fully synthesized (unlimited channels) solid state 600 W Telegraph Radiotelephone/transmitter analyses of Wire Rope Towing Methods vs. Synthetic Fiber Rope Towing Methods.

The Towing Systems Report details the advantages of Synthetic Fiber Rope Systems, based on the results of U.S. Navy tests and described in a 1977 NAYSEC report.

Tows made by the USS Brunswick, the USS Molala, and the BAR 347 pipe-lay barge are also described.

The AR-12 includes sections on Towing Criteria, Rope Catenary, Tow Rope Elasticity, Hooking Up, MC Spring Line Systems, Hardware Specifications, and Traction Winch Data. Drawings, graphs, charts, and photographs provide additional information.

Copies of the "Towing Systems Report," AR-12/5-77, may be obtained by writing to Gale Foster, Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., Marine and Industrial Division, 99 High Street, Boston, Mass. 02110.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 13,  Jan 1978

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