An emergency rubber sealing which can be used repeatedly is causing quite a stir at maritime trade shows and proving popular with customers. It’s a time and money saving solution which provides extra security when needed for bulk and general cargoes.
The Emergency Seal from Cargo Care Solutions is a rubber sealing which can be pressed in the cross joint to give extra security for the weather tightness of hatch covers. It works between a gap of 20mm to 50mm provided there are no wedges or cross joint cleats installed. A complete set for one cross joint consists of one straight length of packing (cut-to-size) and two pieces with 90˚ corners.
Emergency Seal is used as extra security next to the existing hatch cover sealing system and, unlike tape solutions, it can be used many times.
Peter Peltenburg, Group Director of Rotterdam-based Cargo Care Solutions, said: “We are receiving very good feedback about this product. We displayed it at trade shows last year including Posidonia and SMM and it caused quite a stir and we expect it to be of great interest during this year’s events. People were very interested in an alternative like this.
“It is very cost effective compared to regular hatch cover tapes as you can use it many times. And the beauty is that it pays for itself within two useages. It is also a clean alternative because it does not leave the residue that a tape would do.”
Already several leading companies are using the Cargo Care Emergency Seal. Mr Peltenburg added: “Graig Ship Management and Clipper Group have been using it on their multi-purpose vessels since 2004 and are very happy with the seal.”
For more information about the Cargo Care Emergency Seal see the company’s website: www. cargocaresolutions.com/products_emergency-seals.html