Quick Release Towing Hook

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Quick Release Towing Hook

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.

Glen Quick-Release Disc Type Towing Hook

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, harbour, 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 utilises 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 tonnes.


As is standard with all Glen Quick Release Towing Hooks, towing lines can be released easily, quickly and safely, and minimal maintenance is required

Quick Release Towing Hook Features


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:

  • Vertical pin
  • Anti-slip rope device (keepers)
  • Radial arm and fixed radial constructions
  • Spring shock absorber
  • Foundation for mounting the towing hook to the deck
  • Towing with nylon, steel or polypropylene ropes
  • Horizontal brackets for mounting to towing bit or towing winch
  • Small fairlead for guidance of the manual release wire to the bridge/wheelhouse
  • Optional electric-pneumatic or electric hydraulic remote control system
  • Continuous towing Load Monitoring System


GLEN’s expertise in the manufacturing of Quick Release Mooring Hook solutions means we understand all aspects of managing a safe, reliable berthing process. Based on your specific requirements, our engineering team is able to specify the correct quick release mooring hook dependent on SWL, material, configuration, and IntMoor QRH requirements. For further information and to discuss your Quick Release Mooring Hook requirements, contact the Glen Engineering team today.

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Quick Release Mooring Hook

The Quick release mooring hook is critical to ensure efficient mooring operations at jetties, quays, and ports, developed by Glen Engineering.

Quick Release Towing Hook

Manufactured for exceptional performance, Glen’s Quick Release Towing Hooks provides towing solutions for ships, tugboats, harbour, and more

Quick Release Offshore Hook

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Free Standing Capstan

Free standing capstans are designed and manufactured for safe and efficient handling of vessels, designed and manufactired by Glen Engineering.

Intmoor Central Monitoring Systems

Central Monitoring System (CMS)

Glen’s Engineering’s smart, flexible and easy to operate via PC, CMS software aggregates the berthing and mooring data.

Mooring Load Monitoring Systems

Our load monitoring system combines reliable, repeatable load cell measurements with software that is easily accessible.

Berthing Approach

Glen’s Berthing Approach System is a critical investment ensuring safe operation for berthing and quick release hook operation.

Environmental Monitoring System

Our Environmental Monitoring System is built around a weather station to provide common meteorological measurements, and more.

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