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Offshore safety notice – incorrect manufacture of Flemish eye crane pennant

This safety notice describes a serious incident caused by the incorrect manufacture of a crane pennant. It outlines the actions that should be taken by both the users and the manufacturers of Flemish eye crane pennants and slings.

A Flemish eye rope termination is an eye formed at the rope end by dividing the rope strands into two sections and then splicing these ends to form a loop. The ends of the loop (tails) are secured by a metallic ferrule that is swaged onto the main body of the rope in a press.

View offshore safety notice – ‘The dropping of a 9.5 tonne load on an offshore installation as a result of the incorrect manufacture of a 15 tonne Flemish eye crane pennant’