Used on the ship for mooring or warping operations, the capstan consists of a vertically mounted capstan head of varying diameters that is rotated usually electromechanically (or hydraulically) in order to apply a load/force on the mooring ropes or cables. FEC has furnished capstans to various shipbuilders for U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels and continues to expand this product line having recently added the Virginia Class Submarine (VCS) capstans to our commodities list.