Who Uses Chafe-Pro®
Chafe-Pro® was designed primarily for use by the US Coast Guard & US Navy more than twenty years ago; it still remains their first choice in protecting mooring and towing lines from chafe abrasion. Today Chafe-Pro® protects the lines used on personal watercraft to those used on supertankers and aircraft carriers.
Chafe-Pro® is currently protecting the lines of over 95% of the US Coast Guard fleet, and is in use on more than 75 US Navy vessels. In addition Chafe-Pro® also protects the lines of America’s Tall Ship, the USCGC Eagle, and Old Ironside, the USS Constitution. The USCGC Eagle is the training ship for future Coast Guard officers at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. A large number of Coast Guard shore stations use Chafe-Pro®’s Yacht Series for their smaller vessels. Even NASA uses Chafe-Pro®! FJORD, Inc. was tasked with designing an abrasion resistant cover to protect the recovery tow harness used in retrieving Orion’s Crew Module after splashdown.
Today Chafe-Pro® is used to protect the mooring lines that are being used to secure large passenger ships such as the SS United States, former flagship of the US Merchant Marine, at her permanent mooring. Various Chafe-Pro® units are in use by many towing, ship assist and shipping companies around the world.
For over 15 years, FJORD, Inc. has been contracted to supply Chafe-Pro® to US Government agencies and contractors.
Chafe-Pro® Customers Include:
- US Government: Navy, Coast Guard, Army, Military Sealift Command, NOAA, MARAD, Marie Police, Marine Fire
- Foreign Government: Military & Civilian Sectors
- Others: Offshore & Inshore Towing Industry, Ship-Assist & Ship-Tow Operations, Commercial Tankers, Commercial Fishing Boats, Ferry Companies (Domestic & Foreign), Casino Boats, Luxury Yachts, Recreational Boats, Personal Watercraft, Rock & Mountain Climbers, High-Rise Window Washing Companies, Mining Industry