US company Form-A-Tread is currently targeting small workboats, fishing vessels, dive boats and rescue boats with its same-named epoxy coating, reportedly developed to increase traction on decks, docks and gangways. The coating is particularly aimed at “wet, rolling and pitching vessels buffeted by waves and wind gusts” that can put crew members at increased risk […]
The Naval Architect September 2021
Wilhelmsen’s Smart Ropes system won RINA and Lloyd's Register's Maritime Safety Award earlier this year.
Ship & Boat International eNews: August 2021
An energy-absorbing, impact-mitigating material originally developed for runners, and subsequently proven within international warzones, is helping to contribute to the marine sector’s ongoing efforts to counter whole body vibration.