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Emergency Vessel Attachment & Towing System (EVATS)

Samson’s EVATS provide a significantly safer, rapidly deployed, more efficient method of connection for towing disabled ships. EVATS is designed to have near-universal compatibility with ships mooring gear arrangements with multiple attachment points on the disabled ship. In addition, it enables the rescue vessel to maintain safer distances from the disabled ship. EVATS can be deployed from the ship’s deck, helicopter, or rescue vessel.



300MT EVATS Components

PRODUCT CODE: 89617681148900

EVATS Quantum-X
EVATS Hawser
EVATS AmSteel-Blue

The Towing Bridle constructed of Samson Quantum-X™, leads through the centerline chock on the disabled ship and attaches to multiple deck fittings. Engineered for improved snag resistance and high coefficient of friction, Quantum-X offers enhanced grip on bitts and chocks. Chafe protection provides increased security on key contact points.

The Hawser bushing is sized to fit through most chocks and provides a secure, non-abrasive connection between the bridle to the towing hawser. Made of marine-grade aluminum, it is easy to handle and incorporates optimized line bend ratios. The bushing allows the bridle legs to share towing loads equally, even when rigged asymmetrically.

The Towing Hawser constructed of AmSteel®-Blue combines the extreme strength with ease of handling and positive buoyancy. Tubular line floats are added to ensure the composite thimble remains readily recoverable at the water’s surface

The retrieving line incorporates a pilot anchor to stream the hawser to windward when deployed from the disabled ship. This allows the rescue vessel to stand off while retrieving the tow system rather than attempting close maneuvers. Additional floats and a strobing beacon make it visible in darkness or periods of low visibility.


EVATS Schematic



The EVATSTM system is the subject of the following pending patent applications: U.S. Patent Application Nos. 15/611,384 and 15/611,195 and International Patent Application Nos. PCT/US2017/037732 and PCT/US2017/037673.


Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response


EVATSTM is a trademark of The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network

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