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Product Warning Over ‘Kapa Silver’ Mooring Ropes

1st December 2018
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Product Warning Over ‘Kapa Silver’ Mooring Ropes

The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has issued a product warning for potential risk with the use of the Kapa Silver mooring rope.

The rope does not comply with relevant European standards as it could come apart during usage, and the parted rope could hit someone on board, causing injury or even death.

The affected product of a 24-strand mooring rope of Greek origin, comprising 50% polyester and 50% polysteel with a 52mm diameter, a breaking load of 60 tons and a length of 220 metres, without permanent marking.

Owners and users of such ropes should be advised of the risks and take appropriate action.

Published in Marine Warning
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