Steel Deployment Reel

  • You’ve got an emergency towing wire. Of course you do. It’s rusted beyond belief, probably retired from primary service two years ago when it developed that kink and those nasty fishhooks. And, it’s deployed where it should be; out on deck, in the open and exposed to the elements. Will it perform when you need it most? Probably not. It doesn’t have to be that way. According to JK Fabrication, the current system of storing wire on a front splash plate insures that the wire will fail as it has very tight radius bends and is rusted in a very short time. When pulled hard in an emergency, the wire will break from tight radius fatigue in rusted areas.
    Moving forward with a proven design of a non-required, but nevertheless key safety item, JK Fabrication has already installed several of their patented Emergency Towing Reels. Already being purchased by industry despite the lack of classification society or Coast Guard mandate, the JKF emergency towing reel is a simple and proven means of storing an emergency tow line and facilitates fast and safe deployment when that becomes necessary. Already in service on a number of major operator’s barges, the units have been successfully deployed to avert disaster in the face of parted towing lines and other casualties.
    The unit is capable of carrying a number of different diameters and lengths of wire cables in a compact, easy to access and quickly deployable fashion. JK Fabrication continues to look for Coast Guard approvals or other regulatory mandates for this type of equipment, but in general, emergency towing arrangements are required only on tankships 20,000 deadweight tons and above, while tank barge towing and anchor arrangements are based primarily on route and service. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a good idea.
    The unit can include a hot-dipped galvanized finish or a two-part marine epoxy coating. The storage reel is designed and engineered to survive in harsh salt water conditions and to provide years of reliable service with its large wire capacity, stainless steel tension brake, bolt-down mount and protective cover. With the bolt-down mounting design this system can be simply switched from barge to barge or stored in the warehouse for the next voyage. Simple to deploy, when the pick-up line is pulled, the emergency tow line runs completely off of the reel and engages with the auxiliary tow chain, allowing you to continue the tow and complete your voyage. To date, JK Fabrication has sold about 10 units to industry for service on fuel barges and container barges. It goes without saying that they hope that their device will become the new standard in design for retrieving a loose barge, ship, ferry, or any other marine vessel.


    (As published in the April 2013 edition of Marine News - www.marinelink.com)

  • solutions for the installation, recovery and replacement of flexible products, onshore transpooling operations, the handling of flexibles, umbilicals and steel pipes, fleeting control, rapid cutting, straightening steel pipe and coiled tubing, multiple reel lay and ancillary products to assist in the spooling

  • the Universal Bracket Kit, providing a robust reeling platform for any application. The Universal Bracket, made from 12 gauge, heavy-duty, powder-coated steel, functions as a chain/gear guard and allows for four versatile payout degrees (0°, 30°, 60°, and 90°) for mounting rewind crank, three or four way

  • corrosion resistance was an important consideration. In order to satisfy these requirements, Reel-O-Matic provided a standard RS/VS II with a special steel fabricated reel. For the winding operation, the l^-hp, variable-speed drive had to be coupled with a clutch. A special jack shaft and mechanical

  • A full-color brochure on the Sea Fence® oil containment boom, the newest environmental protection product developed by Seaward International, Inc., is now available from the Falls Church, Va. company. The brochure describes the construction of the Sea Fence and details specifications of the boom

  • opportunity, the developer said. The PulSAR system is designed to acquire high resolution acoustic images of the seabed using a compact, rugged stainless steel tow fish that is operated with a water protected (IP66) deck unit and small cable hand reel. The system can be deployed on small vessels such as open

  • Literature is now available describing the SEA FENCE Oil Containment Boom, originally designed by Seaward International, Inc., for the U.S. Navy. The unique SEA FENCE boom combines the ease of handling required for quick response with the toughness and service life of a permanent type boom, according

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  • Sea Associates Ltd., and City Petroleum Company. Apache is the first self-propelled and dynamically positioned vessel ever designed for laying steel pipelines from a reel. It is now under construction at Todd Shipyards Corporation, Galveston, Texas, shipyard, and is scheduled to be delivered

  • mention a few of the options available through the five models comprising OceanEnviro.The frame and plate components are made of AISI 316 marine stainless steel, which reduces the risk of corrosion. www.eiva.com   (As published in the October 2013 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - www.seadiscovery.com

  • ship, to be named Apache, is expected to begin work in the Gulf of Mexico, and later may be employed in the North Sea. The Apache is designed to lay steel pipe from 4 to 16 inches in diameter in prewelded, continuous lengths from 7 to 50 miles long. It will participate principally in two different

  • MN Jul-19#59  Expands 
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    July 2019 - Marine News page: 59

    Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU. The certi? cate relates to the SLIPSIL XL-120 transit seal- Svitzer’s New Line ACR Electronics Expands ing system for steel, stainless steel, Handling Technology MOB Product Range CuNi and copper pipes through Svitzer has begun sea trials of a re- The ACR OLAS product

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    July 2019 - Marine News page: 57

    , rescue boats and 60-amp, 43-lb. unit appeals to fab- fast rescue craft. Made using marine ricators and repair personnel. It can grade stainless steel, the davits have pierce 5/8 in. mild steel, stainless or been created to withstand the harsh aluminum metal and has a maxi- environments in which

  • MN Jul-19#38 REGULATORY REVIEW
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    July 2019 - Marine News page: 38

    REGULATORY REVIEW “Ballast water is a policy that has in many ways eluded the Basin for decades and one that is worth getting right. The Commission strongly urges the US and Canada to ? nd a way to work together with the Great Lakes Basin community to develop smart, durable and consensus-based

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    . of de? ciencies per vessel, with an average of 4.17. To million. Although small compared to U.S. government A negative for the industry is tariffs. Steel represent be fair, the passenger vessel sector is one of the most shipbuilding, tugboat and towboat production is abso- approximately 25% of a typical

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    attractive for offshore supply vessels eclipsed only perhaps by Harvey Gulf’s (attempted) as it would be for tankers or bulk carriers. The low steel wild areas. Suf? ce it to say that, when it comes to ? - party crashing at the 11th hour. New Tidewater is the content of offshore supply vessels

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  • MT Jun-19#59 latest high-performance pilot’s aid.  All  including)
    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 59

    latest high-performance pilot’s aid. All including positioning, stabilization and our devices are based on our patented navigation. The business is a joint ven- Watch it on MTR TV! vibrating ring design which means they ture, owned by Collins Aerospace and MTR TV spoke with Andy Hughes, can deliver

  • MT Jun-19#27 Ocean Surveying
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    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 27

    Ocean Surveying x 70 x 40 cm. The USV has two propellers that can produce portunity to open the vessel-mounted current measurement 80 pounds of thrust force. For navigation control, it can be market in China,” said Leon Zhang, General Manager of remotely controlled manually, or be programmed to sail

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    Images from thyssenkruppImages from thyssenkrupp A MUM for seismic A MUM for seismic OBN deployment.OBN deployment. 30kg ballast – made of salt slurry – allowing the units to glide ronment impact, eg. waves, current, depth, etc., and therefore back to the surface, again, under control so they aim towards

  • MT Jun-19#18 Tech Notes Canada
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    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 18

    Tech Notes Canada GeoSpectrum Specialist Acoustic Components By Tom Mulligan artmouth, Nova Scotia based acoustics spe- Components designed and manufactured by the company cialist company GeoSpectrum Technologies are tested with a range of on-site equipment to ensure these Inc, a producer of underwater

  • MT Jun-19#8 Technology New & Notable
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    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 8

    Technology New & Notable Subsea Visualization: Sonardyne Tech for Seabed “You never miss anything” Observatory At the Offshore Technology Confer- A new seabed observatory is to be ence 2019 (OTC) in Houston this year deployed offshore Vancouver, Canada, Sidus Solutions and Vantrix unveiled using long

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    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 3

    INS under very challenging conditions for the GNSS receiver (red dots). The boat is crossing multiple times three large bridges including one made of steel. With Qinertia and its unique 100% in-house GNSS/INS tightly coupled forward / backward processing, data collected under the bridges are Altitude

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    ployment and retrieval. Its portfolio of ers in the marine, construction, indus- Hawboldt Industries Hawboldt is a designer and manufac- rental equipment includes winches with trial and oil and gas industries. Based turer of custom-built Launch and Recov- a variety of cables, mobile A-frames in in New

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    Products LARS MacArtney A/S The MacArtney Group is a global sup- instruments to large work class ROV system design features an industry plier of underwater technology systems, systems. MERMAC A LARS solutions unique extra skid joint which allows the products and integrated solutions. can be designed as

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    front lens 80° HFOV at full-wide and 0.5 lux face- www.cathxocean.com mount, along with its additional plate illumination for impressive imag- stainless steel release mechanism, ing in low-light environments. to safely and quickly remove any User control is simple with RS-232 gas that might otherwise get

  • MT Apr-19#32 fter four years spent developing an autonomous  HAUV will)
    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 32

    fter four years spent developing an autonomous HAUV will return to its dock on completion of the work scope underwater vehicle (AUV)/remotely operated un- and will wait to be recovered at a convenient time. “For ex- derwater vehicle (ROV) hybrid (HAUV) based on ample, if you have engaged a vessel to

  • MT Apr-19#14  for  ality and capabilities of steel cable alternatives, yet)
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    land’s synthetic version was designed to have all the function- (NOAA) to decrease deployment infrastructure and costs for ality and capabilities of steel cable alternatives, yet at much tsunami warning buoys. Both projects needed cables which lighter weight, while also eliminating metal contamination

  • MT Apr-19#13 for US GEOTRACES.  sample bottles. As it is lowered)
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    for US GEOTRACES. sample bottles. As it is lowered through the water column to To support the scienti? c challenges, a suitable cable had to depths of 7,000 meters, it endures factors including cold tem- be non-metallic to meet non-contaminating criterium as any peratures, bending, tension cycling

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    Products Beacons, Flashers, Trackers Beacons, Flashers & Trackers: Products to Promote Safety at Sea By Tom Mulligan L3 Technologies, together with So- tracking and communications with up to The Oculus M750d is a general-pur- nardyne, will offer 6G-enabled capabil- 10 AUVs at the same time. pose dual-freque

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    “We went into fast-track mode,” says Eadington. “We didn’t Once the new section of pipeline was installed, it was ? ood- have a construction contract in place and were working quick- ed, cleaned and gauged subsea, to check it clear of any dam- ly as a small team. We didn’t want to man-mark Subsea 7’s age

  • MT May-19#37  Detects all iron and steel
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    May 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 37

    be ready. So far, the Brazilian Navy has spent half of this budget. Locate a missing object quicker - Low cost, high performance - Detects all iron and steel on land or underwater - Easy to operate with a JW Fishers DiverMag-1 - Adjustable buoyancy hand-held magnetometer - One gamma sensitivity - 1,500’

  • MT May-19#36  up- built with HLES 80 steel, derived from 
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    SM 39 that is very well prepared and will oper- The Scorpène has a hydrodynamic hull Crew: 35 ate a very modern, technologically up- built with HLES 80 steel, derived from graded submarine and will certainly in- what is used currently in French nuclear crease greatly our ability to defend the submarines