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​Innovative KO-LINK towing ring now available


Longer lasting towropes and safer towing

The innovative KO-LINK towing ring, developed by international maritime service provider KOTUG International BV, is now available exclusively from leading maritime ropes supplier, Lankhorst Ropes, under a worldwide marketing agreement. The KO-LINK ring significantly increases synthetic towing line service life by preventing the HMPE pennant from cutting through the line.

KO-LINK is a highly polished, lightweight, aluminium ring, which is inserted and attached to

the splice eye of the towline. The ring connects the main towline and the pennant in such a

way that a controlled weak link is created, preventing towing-line overload. Moreover, the

KO-LINK replaces the commonly used cow-hitch knot, which if poorly made can cause

unequal loading on the eyes resulting in premature line failure.

As well as increasing towing line service life, the KO-LINK connection reduces the time

required for rope operations, without compromising safety. In addition, the KO-LINK’s

compact ring design allows it to be used without causing damage to the towing gear, tug’s

winches and deck.

The KO-LINK can be used with all types of synthetic rope, and is available for rope diameters

from 54mm to 189mm, covering the whole range of synthetic towing ropes.

“The KO-LINK is an important addition to the Lankhorst Ropes range and will allow operators

to reduce the cost of towing operations. Lankhorst Ropes is committed to providing operators

with high performance products backed by our comprehensive through life Technology and

Rope Service package. In so doing we enable operators to focus on what they do best –

delivering excellent customer service,” said Hans Pieter Baaij, commercial director,

Lankhorst Ropes.

Commenting on the agreement with Lankhorst Ropes, Patrick Everts, general manager,

Maritime Excellence Center, KOTUG International BV, said “The KO-LINK was developed

with input from the KOTUG Captains and Superintendents as an all-round device to meet the

needs of the KOTUG fleet. We are delighted that this simple, durable device will now reach a

worldwide audience through Lankhorst Rope’s global presence in the maritime market”. 

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For more information on KO-LINK and Lankhorst Maritime Ropes call 1300 947 326 or email sales@leaustralia.com.au

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