Patent pending.

As a response to industry concerns, Norsafe has undertaken an extensive process to improve release gear for lifeboats. This targets safety issues, especially the avoidance of a premature release. The work has created the TOR MKII ON-Load Release Hook.

Norsafe is proud to present this new concept; a further development of the long proven TOR MKI Hook. The latest TOR MKII Hook is intrinsically safer and includes safety devices required by operators and regulators. The new hook has already been well received by Norsafe key customers and is probably the safest hook on the market.

The TOR MKII Hook has been designed specifically for simplicity of use and clearly understandable operation. The yellow padlock, clearly visible on both sides of the hook - indicates clearly that the hook is set and release cables correctly located. The locking mechanism of the new TOR MKII hook is such that securing pins through the hook (as a locking device or set indicator) and fall preventers are not necessary.

The New Generation Hook System

  • Probably the safest hook system on the market.
  • Successfully tested to meet MSC.1/Circ.1392
  • Not sensitive to wear and tear.
  • No critical tolerances.
  • Padlock on both sides indicating proper reset and cable adjustments.
  • Made of Duplex stainless steel. (SS2377/EN 1.4462).
  • Only visual inspection to be carried out by the crew.
  • Successfully tested against prematur release.
  • Fits in all Norsafe lifeboats.
  • All tests successfully completed and witnessed by DNV.

Other features

  • Not sensitive to vibration or overload when the release cable is disconnected.
  • Release cable telescope is protected when hook is reset.
  • Increased strength of release cables.
  • Annual service and overhaul every 5 years
    to be performed by OEM.

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do not hesitate to contact us.

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