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.
Harbour typequick-release towing hook is designed for towing operations that require the use of stronger steel ropes. The Harbour Type utilizes the same mechanism as Glen’s Quick Release Mooring Hook and adds the option to allow a rope-keeper structure if required.
Glen’s Harbour Type Hooks is manufactured from high-quality durable materials and provides safe handling and release, with minimal effort for up to safe working loads (SWL) of 150 metric tones.
As is standard with all Glen Quick Release Hooks, towing lines can be released easily, quickly and safely, and minimal maintenance is required
A range of accessories and options are available to customize your Quick Release Towing Hook works as close as possible to your operational needs, including: