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Open link chain and fittings

Fendercare Marine provides a range of durable open link mooring chain and fittings to suit numerous offshore applications.

Our open link mooring chain is available in self coloured, black bitumastic painted or galvanised finish as required, manufactured to the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) guidelines and fully tested and class certified.

Available in self coloured, black bitumastic painted or galvanised finish. In grade 1, 2 and 3 complete with certification.

Open link mooring chain dimensions:

Diameter D (mm) Diameter D (in) Pitch A (mm) Width B (mm) Approx. weight per metre (kg)
14 9/16 56 22.4 4
16 5/8 64 25.6 5
19 3/4 76 30.4 8
22 7/8 88 35.2 10.5
24 15/16 96 38.4 12
26 1 104 41.6 13
28 1 1/8 112 44.8 16
30 1 3/16 120 48 18
32 1 1/4 128 51.2 21
34 1 3/8 136 54.4 23
36 1 5/16 144 57.6 26
38 1 1/2 152 60.8 29
40 1 9/16 160 64 33
42 1 5/8 168 67.2 36

Fendercare Marine's range of bow and D shackles for anchor and mooring applications are available in a range of sizes.

The bow/anchor shackles are designed to support load from different directions without developing significant side load. The D/chain shackles is able to take high loads primarily in line.

As part of James Fisher and Sons plc, Fendercare Marine is also able to provide load monitoring shackles where required through its sister company, Strainstall. Find out more information on Strainstall's load monitoring shackles which can measure tensile loads in a variety of applications.

Bow and D shackle dimensions:

SWL (tonne) Body dia. (mm) Pin dia. (mm) Jaw Gap (mm) Inside length D type (mm) Inside length Bow type (mm) Unit weight Screw pin (kg) Unit weight Safety pin (kg)
0.33 5 6.5 10 - 22 0.03 0.04
0.50 6.5 8 12 - 28 0.05 0.06
0.75 8 9.5 13 27 31 0.08 0.09
1.00 9.5 11 16 31 36 0.14 0.15
1.50 11 12.5 18 37 43 0.19 0.21
2.00 12.5 16 22 43 51 0.34 0.38
3.25 16 19 26 51 64 0.63 0.7
4.75 19 22 31 59 76 0.95 1.0
6.50 22 26 36 73 83 1.60 1.7
8.50 26 28 43 85 95 2.30 2.6
9.50 28 32 47 90 108 3.24 3.8
12.00 32 35 51 94 115 4.40 4.8
13.50 35 38 57 115 133 6.00 7.0
17.00 38 42 60 127 146 7.50 8.5
25.00 44 50 74 149 178 14.00 16.0
35.00 50 57 83 171 197 18.90 21.0
55.00 64 70 105 203 254 37.20 42.0
85.00 76 83 127 230 330 - 69.0
120.00 89 95 146 267 381 - 120.0

Fendercare Marine's D forelock shackles are designed for use with its open link anchor chain to connect the chain to its associated fittings or termination point.

D forelock shackle with oval pin dimensions:

Part no. A (mm) B (mm) C (mm) D (mm) E (mm) F (mm)
FS 22.5 22.5 29 22.5 139 50 38
FS 27 27 34 27 165 59 45
FS 31 31 39 31 192 68 53
FS 34 34 43 34 209 74 57
FS 37 37 46 37 226 81 61
FS 39 39 51 39 244 87 68
FS 42 42 54 42 261 93 72
FS 45 45 57 45 278 99 76
FS 48 48 62 48 296 105 80
FS 50 50 65 50 313 112 87
FS 53 53 69 53 331 118 92

Also known as a monkey face, towing plate or 3-way please, Fendercare Marine's fish plates are supplied with a certificate of conformance and load test certificates.

Fish plate dimensions:

SWL (tonne) MBL (min) (tonne) A (mm) B (mm) C (mm)
25 75 55 50 140
35 105 60 60 150
55 165 75 80 180
85 255 90 90 220
120 360 105 110 240
150 450 115 130 260
175 525 115 140 290
200 600 140 150 380
250 750 150 170 450

Marine grade steel mooring rings for mooring ropes and chain applications.

Mooring ring dimensions:

Size (mm) Weight (kg)
19 6
25 12
32 24
38 40
44 63
51 98
57 136
64 193
70 252
76 323
83 421
89 518
95 630
102 780

Oval pattern cast iron sinker (A3-10043)

Fendercare Marine's oval pattern cast iron marine sinkers are used to support the safe deployment of mooring lines, as well as navigation buoys, and are available in a range of weights and sizes - from 0.5 to 10 tonnes.

Cast iron sinkers have an extended life span in the marine environment, as unlike concrete, cast iron doesn't lose weight when submerged or deteriorate through erosion. Cast iron sinkers were also originally designed by the Admiralty for Royal Navy ship moorings.

For more information visit the Fendercare book.

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