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Field Test Sites: Port of Seattle Fisherman's Terminal, Dock 5
Alaska Marine Lines, East Terminal, Duwamish River
BREEDT Marine Products are tested and retested. Pictured below is a 30- ton press performing a compression test in the Kent workshop.
British Standards of Maritime Works states "the greatest fender loading could occur when the vessel remains at the berth during storm events."
March 13, 2016, Mother Nature performed a test of her own with two crabbing boats estimated at 28,000 tons against a single pile defended by a Breedt Floating Fender.
Breedt fender's useful life is more than double of a tire fender. Center picture tire fender after 10 years.
September 2016. Polar Lady comes to rest.
An observation from one who has seen it all!
March 2016. Day 183 - 28,000 tons of boat.
The fender's arches and articulated joints work well.
The storm event load test with hurricane force winds.
Day 250 - After the storms and boats - looking good.
Stabilising Pile Protector - Alaska Marine Lines
AML Barge bound for Alaska.
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