BRITISH STANDARD BS 6349-4:1994 Maritime structures — Part 4: Code of practice for design of fendering systems and mooring systems Part 4 of BS 6349 gives guidance on types of fenders, fendering systems and layouts, mooring devices and ropes, mooring system layouts for commercial vessels, and recommendations as to their suitability for various applications and.. read more →

External to the ship’s mechanical or electrical systems, there is one of the primary factors that come in to effect while berthing a vessel is the marine fender system. An efficient marine fender system saves the ship or vehicle from external damages that would have otherwise occurred to the hull or to the pier or.. read more →

The following chart indicates the fender products available to cover particular energy ranges. It also points out the features and benefits of various fender types. Energy Range 50 Tonne-m & Large Fender Type  Arch Type Fender / V Type Fender Features : A high efficiency fender which features rubber encapsulated steel mounting plates in its.. read more →

No matter how good the marine fenders unit might be, the whole integrity of a fender system is compromised by poor quality and/or badly designed accessories. This trend has reached dangerous levels with inadequate or weak specifications and pressures to cut prices. Tip 1. Inadequate paint and corrosion allowances mean high maintenance and early replacement… read more →

Common Considerations in Fender Design A fender is the interface between a ship and the shore facilities. Generally, its main objective is to protect the ship’s hull from damage. In some cases it’s the shore facilities that require protection against the impact of the ship. There are many types of fender systems available ranging in.. read more →

09 Apr 2015
April 9, 2015

Port Structures and Rubber Fenders

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The terms port, harbor and haven are more or less synonymous, but each of them also has specific meanings. A harbor is a place of security and comfort, a small bay or other sheltered part of an area of water, usually well protected against high waves and strong currents, and deep enough to provide anchorage.. read more →

How to choose tugboat fenders for barge (sample 1) Main particulars of the barge: RAscal 1500 class Length: 14.9 m Beam: 8.3 m Depth: 3.0 m Draft: 3.1 m Fuel Oil: 20 m³ Fresh Water: 2 m³ Foam: 1 m³ Engine: 350kW Caterpillar C18 driving Veth VZ-550 azimuthing dreives Generator: Twin Caterpillar C4.4 producing 69.. read more →

Four Factors for Choosing the Right Type of Marine Rubber Fenders The main aim of installing marine rubber fender is to protect both the vessel and the dock from major failure during the berthing period. Rubber fenders are designed to absorb the energy that a vessel transfers to a berthing structure, so that the amount.. read more →

01 Apr 2015
April 1, 2015

Ship-handling fenders for tugboat

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Ship-handling fenders for tugboat The four latest RAmparts 3200CL tugs — OLNG Sur, OLNG Seeb, OLNG Masirah and OLNG Muttrah produced by Hong Kong shipbuilder Cheoy Lee Shipyards has been delivered to Singapore’s PSA Marine Qalhat SAOC. Particulars of the OLNG Sur, OLNG Seeb, OLNG Masirah and OLNG Muttrah series of tugs are as follows:.. read more →

[1] Compression test should be carried out on the actual rubber fenders and the performance (absorbed energy and maximum reaction) of the fender should be confirmed. [2] The test result should be compared with the figures in the specification. Correction factor shouldn’t be applied to the test result if that is not described in the.. read more →