Stopping drifting ships from turning into disasters
Stand number: 42
How do you prevent a drifting tanker or other disabled vessel from ending up on a beach or offshore oilrig? By using a new tool developed for the emergency services - the ShipArrestor. In case of engine failure, fire or similar incident a large tanker will quickly start drifting sideways rolling violently in the process. This tool is 100% helicopter applied and consists of a chain lasso for connecting to the anchor. A demonstration of a real life situation using video, photos and interactive displays at the exhibition will highlight the achievement of designing and constructing a tool for these scenarios.