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For other uses, see Grab (disambiguation).
- Roundnose grab
- Clamshell grab
- Orange-peel grab
- in Dutch and German they are called poliep grijpers/ Polypengreifer = “polyp grabs”.
There are different ways of open/close the grabs:
- electro-hydraulic / diesel-hydraulic
- mechanical by rope(s) (1-rope, 2-ropes, 3-ropes, 4-ropes)
Grabs can be used for:
- bulk handling (e.g. loading/unloading ships)
- salvage (e.g. ship-wrecks, oil)