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HOOK REPLACEMENT

Having conducted over 100 re-hooking jobs, we at SHM can take care of your complete re-hooking requirements no matter what brand of lifeboats you have in your fleet. Our experienced ream shall guide you through the rules and regulations and ensure minimum impact on your operations.

WHAT DOES THE NEW IMO REGULATION SAY?

According to the MSC. 1392/Circ.1, the new copmliant hook systems must meet the new requirements concerning the lock ing arrangement and stability of the hook system. The new hook systems must be manufactured in corrosion resistant material. The new LSA Code and MSC.81(70) states the following test criteria

  • 30kg release force
  • 45° cam rotation
  • Corrosion resistant material
  • Durability test (50 on-load releases)
  • No Force on the release cables
  • Cyclic loding test

New vs. Old Hook

With the new IMO regulation MSC.1391/Circ.1 all non compliant hook systems need to be replaced in the first scheduled dry docking after July 1, 2014.

FRP Foundation Construction

We have the expertise to modify existing lifeboat FRP structures, as per manufacturer guidelines, to install and accommodate new compliant hook systems.

New Hook on FRP Foundation

Once a FRP foundation is constructed, then the new compliant hook system can be satisfactorily installed.

New Hook Inspection

Our service engineer conducting final sanity checks after a new compliant hook system is installed on the lifeboat.

Lifeboat Load Test

Lifeboat is load tested after the hook retrofit to ensure the system has been installed and is functioning properly.

New Hook on SS Foundation

We have the capability and experience in fabricating stainless steel hook foundation plates as per existing lifeboat and new hook structural requirements.

New vs. Old Hook

With the new IMO regulation MSC.1391/Circ.1 all non compliant hook systems need to be replaced in the first scheduled dry docking after July 1, 2014.

FRP Foundation Construction

We have the expertise to modify existing lifeboat FRP structures, as per manufacturer guidelines, to install and accommodate new compliant hook systems.

New Hook on FRP Foundation

Once a FRP foundation is constructed, then the new compliant hook system can be satisfactorily installed.

New Hook Inspection

Our service engineer conducting final sanity checks after a new compliant hook system is installed on the lifeboat.

Lifeboat Load Test

SLifeboat is load tested after the hook retrofit to ensure the system has been installed and is functioning properly.

New Hook on SS Foundation

We have the capability and experience in fabricating stainless steel hook foundation plates as per existing lifeboat and new hook structural requirements.

Hook Replacement time schedule

MSC.1/Circ.1392 states that every lifeboat hook system must be compliant by the first scheduled dry-docking after 1 JULY 2014 - and no later than 1 JULY 2019.

2013

Until July 2013

A period for self-assessment and review of hook designs.

2014

July 2013 - June 2014

A period for ship-owners to plan and start their re-hookings.

2015

July 2014 - 2019

The implementation period.MSC.1/Circ.1392 states that all hook retrofits must be carried out in the first scheduled dry docking after 1 July 2014, and not later than 1 July 2019, to be compliant with the new regulations.

Source from Harding
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