Unisea Case Study


High Performance Rope Installation

Case Study

Why does Unisea Shipping trust Siri® mooring ropes?

Unisea Shipping LTD is a well-known Greek ship management company with Tankers and Bulk Carriers, that was set up in 2005. Its operations are always made with the highest standards and professionalism as it emphasizes on safe, secure, efficient and environmentally friendly shipping.

Katradis Marine Ropes Ind. shares this passion for excellence and high standards. This has led to a longstanding cooperation between the two companies with equipping its vessels with Siri® High Performance mooring ropes.

Rope Installation
Unisea Shipping Tanker

Siri® High Performance mooring ropes were installed by Katradis expert technical staff in 2 new building oil tankers of Unisea Shipping LTD, where their performance, quality and reliability exceeded the expectations that they were set. After all the new technology tankers that were built at Korean Samsung Shipyard, required high quality and technologically advanced ropes, which are approved by OCIMF with MEG4 certificates.

During the installation process, Katradis technical staff was as well on board and apart from completing the installation, they also trained the vessels’ crew according to Neptune training program, on how to handle but also on how to maintain the ropes.


Captain of the Unisea Vessel Aquafreedom

After using UHMWPE Siri® mooring ropes of Katradis Marine Ropes Industry SA in our vessel for the past 6 months, we wanted to highlight why those ropes were the perfect match for us and why we will continue to use them.

Its soft and lightweight material gave extra boost and confidence to the crew, in terms of they felt safer during the mooring operations due to the snap back characteristics of the HMPE ropes.

But also, because the handling of the lines from the shore personnel, made the mooring operation faster and safer.Yet, protectors, were applied and used under the instructions of the manufacturer, in order to protect and extend the lifetime of the ropes.

Additionally, another important part that we should mention was that after the mooring operations, comparing to wire, the deck and shipside remained clean. Also there was a very minimal abrasion since the anti-skid in the areas were the rope was passing through (mooring drum to rope,) had been smoothen and removed.

Therefore, the advantages that we saw in general are the following:

Unisea Shipping Tanker
  • Less effort to the crew due to easy handling.
  • Ease of preparation and securing.
  • In the long run if properly handled it is more economical than wires since there will be:
    • No more cleaning of grease after mooring operations. Cleaning agents such as: Paint thinners, Diesel or chemicals,
    • Less maintenance on deck. There will be no damage on deck, Chokes and mooring areas. Paints and thinners, Tools deterioration - Jetchisel, grinding disc etc.
    • Work hours of the crew.
    • Safety and Ease of handling. Medical expenses as most cases injury happens during mooring. Slipped disc and back pain etc.

Thus, if Siri® High Performance mooring ropes in conjunction with the excellent service and customer and technical support by Katradis Marine Ropes Industry SA, is they are used and handled under the instructions of the manufacturer, its life span can be increased, since still after all that use, on board it looks like brand new.

Katradis Ropes

Katradis Marine Ropes Industry SA equipped Unisea’s vessels with the new, technologically advanced, Siri® High Performance mooring ropes (boosted technology with heat setting process that enhances the High Performance ropes’ superior characteristics), which are easy to handle and also provide safer mooring line due to the very low snap back. However, Katradis Marine Ropes Industry SA, also provides Neptune, a comprehensive program of services solutions, which fully covers not only the needs of the mooring ropes, but also through our engineers it ensures a safer, faster, reduced-risk mooring operations and maximized rope service life.

Katradis Ropes
Katradis Ropes

Hence, Siri® High Performance mooring ropes have the following characteristics:

Safer : very low snapback and support for reduced risk with Neptune

Stronger : new technology Siri Heat setting for performance to the Maximum

Simpler : simple and 24/7 support with Neptune

And that's the reason why Unisea Trusts us!