RightShip welcomes Wilhelmsen to safety programme

RightShip welcomes Wilhelmsen to its safety programme

RightShip has welcomed Wilhelmsen Ships Service (Wilhelmsen), a leader in maritime solutions, to its Zero Harm Innovation Partners Program (ZHIP)

As part of this collaboration, Wilhelmsen will highlight its cutting-edge products, the Timm Snap Back Arrestor (SBA) rope and the Line Management Plan (LMP), both of which exemplify its commitment to safer mooring practice.

The ZHIP, launched in March 2024, aims to encourage the development of new technologies and solutions for a zero-harm maritime industry. By connecting product creators with shipowners and charterers, the programme facilitates the testing of innovative technologies in real-world environments, enhancing safety and sustainability in the maritime sector. Currently, the programme includes six Partners.

The SBA rope is reportedly the world’s first and only anti snap-back rope qualified by DNV. It is renowned as the safest mooring rope on the market, significantly reducing dangerous snap back and providing the safest possible working conditions for crew members, reported RightShip.

The design of the SBA centres around its energy absorption capabilities, where its core functions as a non-load-bearing component during normal rope operation. In the event of a load-bearing construction break, the SBA core partially absorbs the snap back energy resulting in a substantial reduction of snap back forces.

The LMP reportedly simplifies rope management by documenting evaluation methods and requirements for determining line retirement criteria. The cloud-based platform provides real-time insights into rope usage and maintenance, acting as a digital logbook for storing rope certificates, managing inventory, and accessing inspection history.

The LMP enhances safety and optimises crew efficiency by offering a holistic overview of all ropes onboard and a history of their usage and inspections, ensuring compliance with safety regulations.

“We are delighted to welcome Wilhelmsen to the ZHIP and look forward to the positive impact its innovative solutions will have on advancing a safer and more sustainable maritime industry,” said Ajinkya Kadam, Head of Partnerships at RightShip.

“The interest the ZHIP has garnered over the past few months is a testament to the collective ambition of the ecosystem to develop a safer maritime sector for all.”

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“Being a part of RightShip’s ZHIP is a testament to Wilhelmsen’s dedication to enhancing mooring safety standards in the maritime industry,” said Thomas Caradec, Product Management and Planning Director, Mooring Solutions at Wilhelmsen.    

“Our aim is to drive a positive change in the maritime industry and collaborate with other partners in the program to find ways to improve safety at sea.”

Earlier this March, RightShip partnered with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), a global financial markets infrastructure and data provider, to boost the risk management framework for governance risks in the maritime industry.

More recently, RightShip partnered with ZeroNorth, a leader in data-driven maritime optimisation, to enable users to access RightShip’s GHG 2.0 Rating, RightShip’s Safety Score, and ZeroNorth’s advanced CII Emissions Analytics solution across both platforms.

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