Imagine the undesirable situation of a ship that, for some reason, needs to be evacuated while being at sea. When this happens, the most important thing is to guarantee the wellbeing and safety of the passengers and personnel. In most cases this will be done using life rafts or rescue boats. The vessels staff will lead the passengers to the life raft or rescue boat that is intended for them.
Now comes the important part. The life rafts and rescue boats are all filled up with passengers, but still attached to the ship. To release the life rafts and rescue boats from the ship you need a clever, extremely reliable and durable product that you can trust every time. After all, the lives of the people in the life rafts and rescue boats are at stake.
T-ISS developed a versatile range of release hooks that are made to fit any life boat or rescue boat. Our hooks feature several advantages when comparing them to other products on the market. The following advantages stand out:
● It will increase safety, as the crew only need to familiarize themselves with one hook, instead of two, there is no second hook, dangerously swinging around when lowering
● In distress situations the crew will instantly know which hook to use, as there is only one hook
● The most economical solution, why buy two hooks if one is sufficient?
The T-ISS Life Raft / Rescue Boat Hook PX01 is a combined automatic release hook which can handle rescue boats and life rafts up to a safe working load of 35 kN. This hook can be used for rescue boats with a davit load less than 3500 kg and/or a davit launched life raft up to 40 pax. The hook can be operated as an automatic release hook, releasing when the craft enters the water, or as a manual release hook, whereby the load needs to be off the hook before releasing.
The T-ISS PX02 Hook is an automatic release hook for davit launched life rafts, which can handle a safe working load of 25 kN. The hook can be operated as an automatic release hook, releasing when the raft enters the water, or as a manual release hook. The PX02 release hook meets the high SOLAS standards for release hooks, as described in the MSC.81(70) and applicable LSA code, and is dimensioned to suspend davit launched life rafts with a davit load not exceeding 2.500 kg.
The T-ISS PX03 hook is a release hook for rescue boats which can handle a safe working load of 15 kN. The hook is easy to operate and maintain and comes with a five-year service life. The PX-03 release hook meets the high SOLAS standards for release hooks, as described in the MSC.81(70) and applicable LSA code, and is dimensioned to suspend davit launched rescue boats with a davit load not exceeding 1.500 kg.