With a renewed focus on safety in the tug and towing industry Lankhorst is committed to providing the equipment required to ensure the safety of crews and tugs. Lankhorst Ropes offers a range of proven equipment which increase on-board safety while reducing cost per tow. They include the Lanko®nect fibre rope connection, Strongline™ towing and mooring rope, Defender® high performance protective sleeve for hawser, towing line and pennant and KO-LINK towing ring.
The Lanko®nect is a synthetic fibre rope connection for the main tow line that replaces a conventional cow hitch, shackle or similar hardware, providing tug operators with a quicker and safer connection during towing. It enables a new approach to tow line assembly by allowing tug operators to set a calculated breaking force for the tow line configuration. Moreover, the small Lanko®nect knot provides smoother line movement, as well as easier handling, compared to a conventional and large bulky knot.