b'COAST GUARD REPORT:Verify Southwest Wire Rope ProductsCOAST GUARDA recentCoast Guard Marine Safety Alert rope purchased from or fabricated by SWWRThe Coast Guard addresses the importance of verifyingdo the following:thecondition,manufacturing,andis currently physical specifi cations of wire rope purchased Verify the source and manufacturer of all directly fromSouthwest Wire Rope(SWWR), wire rope, and if purchased or fabricatedunaware of how Houston, or fabricated by SWWR and sold by SWWR, carefully observe thelong this quality through other vendors.specifi cations of the rope to ensure itmatches the product that was purchased.control measure An ongoing safety investigation following thehas been an issue catastrophic failure of a new wire rope provided Visually examine wire rope terminations bySWWRwithinamonthofbeingnewly for abnormalities that may indicatefor the companyinstalled has revealed several discrepancies in improper installation. These ridges or the companys product fabricating procedures abnormalities could be indicative of over-and quality management processes.crimping, but any abnormalities need tobe verifi ed based on the type of crimp. should also be verifi ed. If any person is The wire rope was found to not match theunsure whether their wire rope may be specifi cations on the purchase order and receipt Compare fi tting dimensions against theaff ected or has ongoing concerns about provided to the client by SWWR. The rope manufacturers specifi cations/toleranceswire rope purchased from SWWR, the was constructed of the wrong components and for the completed fi tting.Coast Guard recommends reaching out with an improperly applied fi than whattothecompanydirectly,yournearesttting the client ordered. Additionally, the U.S. Coast Verify that the termination type does notCoastGuardmarineinspector,orthe Guardobserveddiscrepanciesinthesubject reduce the safe working load of the wirebelowCoastGuardNationalCenters wire ropes improperly applied swaged fi ttings rope below the minimum safety factor forof Expertise (NCOE):andtheuseoftheincorrectsizeofswaged the type of service.fi whichresultedinunintentional Outer Continental Shelf NCOE:ttings, damagetothewireropeandeventual If any abnormalities in the wire rope are Harley Bates atcatastrophic failure of the termination.detected, immediately remove the wireharley.d.bates@uscg.mil rope from service and make an or Gene Sykes at TheCoastGuardiscurrentlyunawareof appropriate replacement. edward.e.sykes@uscg.mil.howlongthisqualitycontrolmeasurehas been an issue for the company and stronglyItshouldbenotedthatSWWRfabricated Investigations NCOE: recommendsthatowners,manufacturers,fi are typically marked with gold paint, Willie Pittman at ttings operators, and service providers utilizing wirebutpaperworkrelatedtoSWWRproducts willie.e.pittman@uscg.mil.ADVERTISERS INDEXAll American Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding . . . . . . . . 10 Propspeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Arcadia Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 GPLINK LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Rigidized Metals Corporation . . . . . . . . 34BAE Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Hamilton Jet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Rocket Rez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Bay Ship and Yacht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Humphree USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 RW Fernstrum Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Beurteaux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 IMTRA Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Scania USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Blount Boats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Jamestown Metal Marine Sales . . . . . . . . . 40 Starboard Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35BMT Designers & Planners, Inc, . . . . . . . .11 John Deere Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Thrive Payments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Brix Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Kongsberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Torqeedo, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Burger Boat Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Marine Jet Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Twin Disc, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Carus Ferry Ab Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 MCM/Assured Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 UES Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17Caterpillar Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Metal Shark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Volvo Penta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5Cummins Sales & Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Motor-Service Hugo Stamp . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Vessel Vanguard & SeaKits, Baxter Marine Dejong and Lebet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Rolls Royce Solutions America, Inc.Group Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Furuno USA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 MTU Branded Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45COAST GUARD REPORT 44 FOGHORN'