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VETS 312
VETS 312
The VETS 312 Emergency Towing Hawsers are right regular lay constructed rope using DuPont™ Kevlar® 29. The Hawser construction gives the VETS 312 Hawser line the torque match and strength properties that are compatible with steel ship assist lines typically found on Tugboats.

The VETS 312 Hawser line is designed specifically to comply with IMO resolution MSC 35(63) for tankers between 20,000 and 50,000 dwt. (VETS 312-1) and for tankers 50,000 dwt. and above (VETS 312-2). If you are interested in our complete ready-to-deploy, Emergency Towing System and/or need replacements for any of the components please view our WMC 36TS Emergency Towing System page. or download (right click PDF icon)
our in-depth Emergency Towing System PDF.
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Part
Number
Minimum Break Strength (lbs.)
Nominal Diameter (inches)
Approx. Weight (lb./1000 ft.)
312-1
450,000
2-1/2
180
312-2
900,000
3-3/4
360
To learn more about our VETS 312 Towing Hawser visit our Case Studies page to view a PDF article about the Whitehill Towing Hawser in action.
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