Samson Ocean Systems, Inc.
and TBW Industries, Incorporated have reached an agreement whereby SMATCO, Inc., a TBW Industries Company, will be licensed to utilize Samson's Traction Winch designs and patents for manufacture and sale to their customers.
The Traction Winch was developed by Samson for use with double-braided rope used in hawser systems for single point mooring buoys, originally in the North Sea and now throughout the world.
Under the agreement, the winch will be identified as the "SMATCO TRACTION WINCH, engineered for SAMSON BRAIDED ROPE." SMATCO serves the marine and offshore oil industry with an extensive line of towing, anchorhandling and mooring winches, capstans, windlasses, stern rollers and related machinery.
Samson designs and manufactures braided ropes up to 30-inch c i r c u m f e r e n c e and 2,500,000- pounds tensile, and combines this capability with special hardware to provide the marine and ocean industry with rope systems for deepwater berthing, towing, supply vessel mooring, deepsea mining, multipoint and pierside mooring.
Traction Winches are now required for these systems as an improved method to handle the larger ropes coming into use for deeper water and more sophisticated mooring and towing concepts.
It is expected that the agreement will provide the heavy marine and ocean industry with a unique combination of advanced winch engineering and related equipment from SMATCO, Inc., and stronger and more costeffective synthetic fiber strength members through Samson's recently formed Systems Division.
Information and literature on SMATCO Traction Winches engineered for Samson Braided Ropes may be obtained from J. Linehan, Samson Systems Division, 99 High Street, Boston, Mass. 02110.
John Y. Williamson has been named regional manager for Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., according to a recent announcement by Jerry Jones, president. Mr. Williamson will be responsible for the sale of Samson rope systems and mooring systems for the heavy marine and industrial and the offshore markets.
Samson Ocean Systems, Inc. has made available a new engineering report detailing its Pierside Mooring Systems utilizing Samson Traction Winches as deck machinery and Samson braided ropes for the mooring lines. The four-page report includes several diagrams and photographs which illustrate the
A new synthetic fiber rope designed for applications where manila has long been used has been developed by Samson Ocean Systems, Inc. of Boston. Called Hy- Grip Spun Braid, this new doublebraided rope uses the Samson Parallay™ construction combined with Type 77 polyester fiber and Samson's advanced
The world's most extensive line of braided, round plaited and inline ropes is described and illustrated in a new catalog just released by Samson Ocean Systems, Inc. The catalog provides specifications, breaking strengths, elongation data and weights for ropes made of Duron® and Dacron Polyester
Bow and stern mooring systems that improve supply boat operations in hostile environments are described in a brochure just prepared by Samson Ocean Systems, Inc. Defined as passive systems, they utilize the special load-elongation characteristics of Samson two-to-one braided ropes to modulate
Ronald H. Blanchette has been appointed a regional sales manager for the Marine and Industrial Division of Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., 99 High Street, Boston, Mass. 02110. The announcement was made by Robert Billings, vice president, Cordage Operations. Mr. Blanchette will be based in San Francisco
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le A major advance in the wetstrength retention of nylon fiber has paved the way for Samson Ocean Systems, Shirley, Mass., to develop dock and anchor lines with high tenacity and abrasive resistance. The wet-strength retention is made possible using a special
The latest technology f r om synthetic fiber research by Samson Ocean Systems, Inc. has resulted in a double-braided rope with the u n i q u e c o m b i n a t i o n of h i gh strength and low stretch. The new generation fiber is c a l l ed Duron II, and is now being used in Samson Stable Braid
be modelled using AIS data. In this way, the traffic situation is realistically represented. The Safety Assessment Model for Shipping on the North Sea (SAMSON) has been used and developed for more than 25 years. Several types of risk assessments are performed. The traffic in SAMSON is modeled by a database
, and stronger mooring systems have created a need to protect mooring buoys or other installations from overloading. To meet this need, the Samson Shear Pin Shackle is now available. Up to the shear load it looks and works like any other shackle, but this shackle will shear at a predictable
Enserch Corporation of Dallas, Texas, has sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., to the company's management group of Stephen Swiackey, president and chief operating officer; Charles E. Smith, vice president of sales and marketing; and Daniel Dally, vice president of finance.
MarineNews CRANE & DECK MACHINERY DIRECTORY Web: www.SamsonRope.com Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Samson recognizes that line selec- That’s why Samson’s team of experts tion is not an ‘off-the-shelf’ decision. is available to assist you, to ensure a Many factors should be considered, comprehens
steel on ships encountering arctic temperatures, It’s time to upgrade. as these provide excellent low-tempera- ture impact strength — a minimum of Samson’s SATURN-12 outlasts and 20 foot pounds at -40 Fahrenheit. outperforms other HMPE ropes by 15–20% Flux-cored wires with a T-5 desig- nator are
HEAVY LIFTING: CRANES • WINCHES • ROPES Agile Lifting System: A Heavy-Lift Sling Fast? Samson’s new AGILE heavy-lift syn- thetic sling offers unprecedented ad- vantages in offshore environments, including exacting length tolerances, reduced-line weight to lighten loads, and dramatically shorter lead
larger than a two-car garage, was to barge-to-barge moorings today are typi- Samson’s AmSteel-Blue, made with size, is the same strength as steel—but manufacture barge wires for a few area cally wire. Barge to pushboat connec- Dyneema ? ber, is a torque-free 12-strand it’s so light, it ? oats.
have been placed an- nually over the past ten years. TM Petrobras’ Problems Have Taken a Major AGILE LIFTING SYSTEM Player From the Market 3. Samson’s Next Generation Heavy-lift Synthetic Sling Running in parallel with the overall market downturn has been an unprece- dented implosion in Petrobras
the Missis- last longer. The three new vessels are that was built in 1939 (although it is sippi. It wouldn’t be effective there. It also equipped with Samson synthetic no longer operating, it could still do can’t be used on blue water, so it has no lines to help with crew endurance. so). Part of long-lasting
CT28 Kort Nozzles Generators: (2) C7.1 Deck Machinery: (7) Patterson 65t electric Service Speed: 8 knots Fire Suppression: Kidde NOVECWinch Lines: Samson 1-3/8” Turbo 75 Synthetic Rohr-Idreco Built Mobile Dredge for North American Frac Sand Mining Rohr-Idreco has designed, built, and installed an RISD400-M
where you need them.” www.compactlifting.com SCHOTTEL EcoPeller – a Chafe-Pro FS Available Viega SeaPress Piping Highly Ef? cient Thruster Through Samson Rope System for Marine SCHOTTEL’s highly ef? cient Viega SeaPress provides fast, ? ameless thruster is optimized for open sea Providing critical
‘gold-plated’ It’s time to upgrade. engineering. I’m an engineer, and in- stinctively we are good at asking the “what?” and “when?” questions, but we Samson’s SATURN-12 outlasts and don’t always ask the “why?” question outperforms other HMPE ropes by 15–20% when given prescriptive speci? cations S
new ship nior Defense Advisor RDML Joe Car- ecutive at the International Marine Con- Norwegian Escape. Built at Meyer Werft Bon to Retire, Sturm Named Samson nevale (ret). The retired U.S. Navy Ad- tractors Association (IMCA). He joins in Germany, the 164,600 gt Norwegian President & CEO miral has been
will be the ters & David will serve as secretary. Bon to Retire, Sturm Named business leader for the Marine OEM Brandon Flack of Atlantic Marketing Samson President & CEO and Aftermarket divisions for the Company is the current past presi- Samson has announced that after 41 Americas region. This includes
container- It’s time to upgrade. on-barge services for cargoes that are heavy, that have low inventory carry- ing costs, or that are seasonal, as initial Samson’s SATURN-12 outlasts and candidates for carriage in containers outperforms other HMPE ropes by 15–20% on the inland waterways. The support of Ingram
when working manufacture two cranes, one A- Chafe-Pro FS Now Available with chemicals, fuels or toxins. With frame, one davit, two handling sys- Through Samson Rope its hassle-free installation, the Rapid tems and two hydraulic power units. Providing critical protection for Repair Clamp is an essential
Rope & Rigging Samson’s current product leader (blue) and the quickly upcoming product (orange) of the future. spect and splice in the ? eld. Alex Edwards insists, “Amsteel- Applications in Orange – Saturn 12: Blue is the current market leader; hands-down.” But, that’s • Face and Wing Wire about to
ech file T Paducah Rigging Pushes Perfectly Positioned Rope Samson’s Saturn 12 Synthetic Line may soon become the ideal next generation river rope. By Joseph Keefe n 1974, the sole business of Paducah Rigging, with just Blue four employees and operating out of a small of? ce not Today’s river
of ends of ? bers, you cannot count broken ends in the However, with today’s ? ber, coatings, and rope construction same fashion as is done with wire. Samson has developed technology, Samson’s similar rope products are used for tank- a visual inspection tool that provides the user with various er ship
at a Time While the technology is new to the crane industry, it is not new to high risk, demanding applications. By Michael Quinn n March of 2014, Samson debuted KZ-100, the ? rst lubing. The unique construction eliminates kinking, bird synthetic hoist line designed speci? cally for mobile caging
Samson’s AmSteel-Blue: 140 Lifts in Rough Seas Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) used large- spection, they showed no signs of wear. recerti? ed them for continued use. It slings and grommets can be used again; diameter synthetic rope slings fabricated Lloyd’s also proof-loaded the slings and was determined
EYE ON DESIGN Using to AssessAIS Data Collision Risks BY DAPHNE LOOIJE utomatic Identi? cation System SAMSON is modeled by a database con- paths sailed by ships, represents a con- es. The existing modules of SAMSON (AIS) data is now being used to sisting of two parts, the ? rst of which is a
by ADNATCO-NGSCO, this is the ? rst Boat Builders (NBBB). Higgins replac- 1, reporting to Arnold Donald, CEO of award the shipyard has received in the Samson Completes Expansion es Matt Nichols, one of the company’s Carnival Corporation & plc. Safety category. Samson completed its 15,000 sq. ft. founders
rst phase of the study investigated the prob- ability of a collision using the Safety Assessment Models for Shipping and Offshore in the North Sea (SAMSON), which was developed by MARIN. Input for this model included ship movements, ship characteristics and the layout of the terminal. For the
American Mfg. Co., Inc., Willow Avenue, Honesdale, Pa. 18431 Jackson Rope Corporation, Ninth & Oley Streets, Reading, Pa. 19604 Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., 99 High Street, Boston, Mass. 02110 The Cordage Group, Columbian Drive, Auburn, N.Y. 13021 Wall Rope Works, Inc., Beverly
B&W Marine Service, division of Burmeister & Wain, 2 Torvegade, DK 1449 Copenhagen K General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y. 12345 MOORING SYSTEMS Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., 99 High Street, Boston, Mass. 02110 NAVAL ARCHITECTS, MARINE ENGINEERS, SURVEYORS Alpha Engineers, 7215 N.E. 13th Ave., Vancouver
, Pa. Dravo's Engineering Works Di- vision operates one of the nation's largest inland waterway shipyards at Neville Island, near Pittsburgh. Samson Names Rauhut Vice President & Counsel Maritime Reporter/Engineering News Voith Water Tractor In the fifties, Wolfgang Baer developed the