June 2024 Wire rope Magazine

June 2024 Issue of WRN

June 2024 – Wire Rope News & Sling Technology Magazine

COVER PHOTO: Modulift’s custom-built aircraft lifting system for AMS Aircraft Recover

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Featured Articles:

Wreck of the MV Dali and the Key Bridge Salvage

Article by Dennis J. O’Rourke, CSP, Historiographer, OSHA Part 1919 Maritime Surveyor

The allision heard around the world has salvage and construction companies scrambling at a record pace to get this highly traveled roadway back in action.

In 1977, when the Key Bridge was dedicated, I worked at the port, certifying the Maryland Port Authority’s Dundalk dock cranes. In 2024, a ship cast off at about 1:04 a.m. on March 26. By this time, most have viewed the spectacular video of the allision between a container ship and the bridge. Allision is the formal maritime term to describe an event of a vessel colliding with a stationary object, such as a pier, a docked ship, or, in this case, hitting one of two pylons supporting the main span of the Key Bridge at 1:29 a.m. (read the full article on page 8 in the magazine)

Taking Off Into a New Century: JFK’s Ongoing Transformation

Article by Pete Hildebrandt

The historic and iconic airport located on Long Island, New York is undergoing a massive, and much needed, makeover.

We’ve come a long way since 1948, when, on July first, the airport then known as Idlewild was officially opened on Long Island’s south shore. That year’s two presidential candidates – Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey – led the dedication ceremony. (read the full article on page 18 in the magazine)

Lifting the World’s Largest Aircraft

Article by Tessa Aindow

Modulift’s legacy aircraft lifting systems recover the world’s largest planes in its 17-year-long history with AMS Aircraft Recovery. (read the full article on page 24 in the magazine)

Caldwell Lifter, Rotator for Giant Magellan Telescope

The Caldwell Group has delivered a custom system for rotating a track section during manufacture of the world’s most powerful telescope. (read the full article on page 28 in the magazine)


  • News in Our Industry
  • Denny’s Crane & Rigging Notes (by Dennis J. O’Rourke) – “Rule of Thumb”… But Who’s Thumb? You can say it’s Old School, but it worked well in an age when few and only chain slings had SWL tags attached. I say it works well because in the years I was a heavy equipment mechanic at Cape Canaveral, FL, in the 50s/60s, no one was hurt/killed via a sling failure. (read the full column on page 51)
  • Inventor’s Corner (by William Fischer):
    • Method and device for holding and releasing a cable in a pipe splitter
    • Rotating movable body for wire rope
    • Automated defect detection for wire rope using image processing techniques
    • System and method for wire rope lubrication
    • Crane
    • Multilayer strand steel wire rope production devices
  • Products in the News
  • People in the News
  • Puzzle Page: Word Search and Crossword Puzzle
  • Classified Ads

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