Quick Release Towing Hooks

  • Anti-Slip Rope Device (Keepers)
  • Foundation for Mounting the Towing Hook to the Deck
  • Towing with Nylon, Steel or Polypropylene Ropes


Marine towing is an activity that requires full knowledge of the dangers inherent in this highly skilled activity. In addition to careful navigation, ships must be confident that their towing equipment is safe and resilient.

Manufactured for exceptional performance, Glen’s Quick Release Towing Hooks provides a trusted towing solution for ships, tugboats, harbour, coastal and other marine vessels, even under the harshest marine weather conditions.

Disc Type quick release towing hooks are designed with a rotary disc that replaces the traditional towing hook.

The towing hook is structured around a counter balanced disc-shaped hook bill. When the disc is released, the tow is free to rotate, loosening the energy of the tow line. This can significantly reduce the impact and pressure on the structure of the system when the towing line has to be released under high loads.

The result is a safer operation on ships, tugboats, harbor, coastal, and other working vessels.


  • Anti-Slip Rope Device (Keepers)
  • Spring Shock Absorber
  • Vertical Pin
  • Radial Arm and Fixed Radial Constructions
  • Foundation for Mounting the Towing Hook to the Deck
  • Towing with Nylon, Steel or Polypropylene Ropes
  • Small Fairlead for Guidance of the Manual Release Wire to the Bridge/Wheelhouse
  • Horizontal Brackets for Mounting to Towing Bit or Towing Winch



Towing Vessel


Standard Type & Capacity


50 ~ 70kN
80 ~ 150kN
180 ~ 250kN
300 ~ 450kN
500 ~ 650kN
700 ~ 1000kN


Manual Release
Remote Release
 -Electrical Release
 -Hydraulic Release

GLEN provides a wide range of configurations for Quick Release Mooring Hook,

Making it suitable for a the wide majority of mooring applications.


Electrical-Pneumatic or Electrical-Hydraulic Remote Control System
Load Monitoring
Special Coatings
Class Certificate

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Contact GLEN

GLEN’s expertise in the manufacturing of Quick Release Towing Hook solutions means we understand all aspects of managing a safe, reliable towing process.

For further information and to discuss your Quick Release Towing Hook requirements, contact the Glen Engineering team today.



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