Towing Bridle

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Product Information

A towing bridle is designed to hold an oil containment boom vertical in the water when under tow.

  • Towing bridles can be used in conjunction with all oil containment booms from 0.3m to 1.2m (height)
  • Towing bridle includes polyethylene float.
  • Quick release, extruded aluminium ASTM connector with safety toggle pin.
  • Various towing bridle options available to suit a range of budgets and requirements.
  • Towing bridles are designed to AMSA specification.

Notes about oil containment booms:

Floating booms or impervious barriers that trap oil on the water’s surface are universally called oil containment booms. They are generally manufactured from PVC or urethane material and are able to withstand the harsh conditions and elements typically found at an oil spill. Oil containment booms typically consist of the following elements:

  • Freeboard – the part of the boom above the water’s surface. Designed to deflect or contain an oil spill.
  • Skirt – the impervious barrier below the water’s surface. Skirt depth varies according to boom type.
  • Ballast – located at the bottom of the skirt and keeps the boom upright in the water.
  • Connectors – allow multiple boom lengths to be joined together to form one long continuous barrier.
Description Code
Towing bridle with heavy duty, foam-filled HDPE cylindrical float TB6-8
Towing bridle with polyethylene float and galvanised chains TBW6-8
Towing bridle with polyethyelene float and stainless steel spliced wire rope TBW6-8SS
  • All towing bridles include an 800mm extruded aluminium ASTM connector