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T-ISS presents the International Shore Connection

Posted by Nicky Smol on January 9, 2019 in New products

International Shore Connection

T-ISS has added the International Shore Connection to its product range. An international shore connection is a universal hose connection required by IMO SOLAS to be available on all ships. The international shore connection SOLAS requirement under Chapter II-2, regulation 19 says that ships above 500 tons gross tonnage and upwards must have at least one international shore connection.


International Shore Connection

International Shore Connection

What is an International Shore Connection?

The goal of the International Shore Connection is to keep a standby hose attachment to get a connection from shore or from other ships for onboard firefighting, in case there is a total failure of pumps onboard.

While using the International Shore Connection, the sea water is supplied at a pre-decided pressure and is connected to the ship’s fire main. You should keep this international shore connection flange at a convenient and accessible location (Bridge or in the Fire locker) of a ship so that in case of an emergency it is ready to use.

Make the connection of steel or other suitable material and design it for 1.0 N/mm2 services. Make sure the flange has a flat surface on one side. You must connect the other side to a coupling that you can easily fit into a ship’s hydrant and/or hose connection.

You have to keep the connection onboard with a ready gasket of material that can handle a pressure of 1.0 N/mm2 together with four 16mm bolts, 50 mm in length, and eight washers so that the connection can be readily used in case of an emergency situation.


Product details

Complete set: Box + Flange + Sign

Designed to last in the tough marine environment.

• BMC glass fiber polyester box, flame retardant.

• Cabinet door that you can open in both the right and left direction.

• Stainless steel lock and hinges.

• Brass international shore connection with 2” thread.

• SafeSign sign with 5-year warranty, even on outdoor use.

Product number: ICSBOXCOMPL

For more information about the International Shore Connection or if you are interested in pricing, please contact us.