Release hooks For Rescue Boats and Lıferafts
The Release hook meets the high SOLAS standards for off-load release hooks, as described in the MSC.81(70) and applicable LSA code, and is dimensioned to suspend davit launched life rafts up to 40 persons and rescue craft with a davit load not exceeding 3.500 kg.
SAFE for the crew:
When deploying a rescue boat the crew only need to operate one(1) hook, the crew does not need to worry about being hit in the face by the life raft hook which is hanging there useless. Note; an automatic release hook only weighs ± 7,5 kg.
You only need to buy one(1) hook. All other davit manufacturers will supply you with two(2!) hooks, one for life raft handling and one for rescue boat handling. You can consider them twice as expensive.
EASY to use:
One hook for two applications. In distress people using the hook do not need to worry which hook is to be used for life raft handling or rescue boat handing. People who do not use the hook will and this might endanger your safety.
“Off-load” release mechanisms, fitted in lifeboats and the automatic release hooks used for liferafts, are designed to be operated (opened) when the load applied to them is removed—ie when the boat or raft has been lowered and becomes waterborne.
“On-load” disengaging gear, fitted in lifeboats and rescue boats, is designed to be operated (opened) when the boat has been lowered and becomes waterborne, whether or not a load is being applied to it by the action of the ship or the sea