Now this sounds like a bright idea! Halifax-based Canada Rope and Twine Ltd. has announced the launch of Night Saver Rope, a luminescent rope that the company believes will assist in saving lives at sea. The official launch date is March 1, 2017.
While working offshore on the oil rigs in Australia; Matthew Moore’s wheels were turning with product ideas. He noticed that there was a demand worldwide for innovation on existing products that were being used in the rope access and marine safety sectors. With the advice from his father who has been working in rope manufacturing for over 35 years, Matthew knew he had ideas that were viable and needed to be turned into reality. That’s when Canada Rope and Twine Ltd. was born.
Matthew Moore’s friend died by going overboard at night near Yarmouth, N.S.
Those words represent every sailor’s nightmare — but imagine the possibility for tragedy when the disaster happens at night.
Matthew Moore, who has spent a lifetime sailing Nova Scotia’s waters, knows the danger all too well. That’s why his new company, Canada Rope and Twine Ltd., has developed a life-saving rope that glows in the dark.