STS Lightering Hose

Standard EN 1765

Robust hoses for demanding ship-to-ship transfer operations within the oil and gas industry.

The two tankers in a ship-to-ship application are connected by robust, yet flexible hose strings that insure against severe operational wear and tear during their lifetime. Repeated lifting, bending, folding, and being subject to the dynamic forces of vessel movements at sea can all result in load and stress factors within the hose. It’s therefore imperative that this type of hose is handled, stored, inspected and tested correctly and regularly to maintain the design life expectations of these hoses.

STS Nighttime Operation
Handling STS Hose


Internal diameter 6” to 16”
Design pressure 15 bar
Max. available length up to 12.2 m (40ft)
Designs hardwall or reflex