Dec 17, 2009
This month, the world’s largest passenger ship of all times set off on its maiden cruise in the Caribbean. Hardly a superlative has been spared to describe the Oasis of the Seas. The unrivalled 360m vessel, which juts out 72m above the water line, offers luxury lodging for 5,400 people on its 16 passenger decks in addition to boasting a crew of over 2,100. Gleistein Ropes ensures that the 225,282 gross ton colossus is firmly secured at whatever port it calls upon. Just 24, 46mm diameter DynaOne mooring lines each boasting a maximum breaking load of 150 tons are required to provide the necessary mooring strength. The compact dimensions and exceedingly low weight (less than an eighth of comparable steel wire rope) of the DynaOne ropes additionally ensure more useable space on board and easier handling by the crew.