Quick Release Towing Hook

The Mampaey towing hook is the leading standard in today’s shipping industry. Shipyard and tugboat crews all over the world appreciate our towing hook as self-evident piece of equipment. Over a hundred years ago Mampaey Offshore Industries designed and engineered the towing hook that is still leading in today’s shipping. Globally a vast majority of renowned tug boat operators utilizes our standard range of towing hooks.

Our Disc Type Towing Hooks for towing with polyprop wires

The Quick Release Disc Type Towing Hook is especially designed for towing with polyprop wires.
Mampaey Offshore Industries designed the Quick Release Towing Hooks specifically so towing lines can be released manually or remote controlled by means of pneumatic or hydraulic assistance.
Our standard range of towing hooks is able to safely handle workloads from 5 up to 150 metric tons. The towing hooks can be equipped with an electric-pneumatic or electric-hydraulic remote control systems for towing hook release by means of a pushbutton.
The benefit of the Disc Type Towing Hook is designed for a minimal total cost of ownership and with a long economic life cycle (more than 25 years). Minimum maintenance is needed and the hooks are free swiveling. Safe handling and releasing is possible with only a minimal manual effort at full Safe Working Load.

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Our Harbour Type Towing Hook for towing with steel wire ropes

The Quick Release Harbour Type Towing Hook is especially designed for towing with steel wire ropes. The standard range harbour type towing hooks is available from 15 up to 150 metric tons Safe Working Load.
The benefit of the Harbour Type Towing Hook that is was designed for a minimal total cost of ownership and with a long economic life cycle (more than 25 years). Minimal maintenance is needed and the hooks are free-swiveling. Safe handling and releasing is possible with only a minimal manual effort at full Safe Working Load of 15 kg.

Towing Hook Load Monitoring

The Quick Release Towing Hook can be equipped with a Load Monitoring System. This system indicates the tug’s pulling force applied to the vessel that is assisted. This indication enables the tug master to carry out the pilots’ commands more accurate. An adjustable alarm can be set for high loads. This way, damage to towline and towed vessel and tugboats can be prevented.

Easy operation with Remote Control

The Quick Release Towing Hooks can be connected with a release wire from the wheelhouse to be able to release manually. It can also be operated from the bridge and deck areas with (a) push button(s). The push button activates a pneumatic or hydraulic release cylinder mounted on the hook.

Electric pneumatic remote control

This system enables local and remote release of the hook. The system can be operated by normal push buttons on the bridge (or watertight versions on deck). The signal activates a solenoid using the vessels compressed air system.

Electric hydraulic remote control

A hydraulic release cylinder can also be used for local and remote control. Mampaey Offshore Industries offers a complete hydraulic power pack or a ready to fit package for the vessels own hydraulic system.

Special execution

Mampaey Offshore Industries can deliver special executions that suit the standard towing hooks. Examples are:

  • Installation of the hook on a tug
  • A mounting support that can be welded on steel decks
  • Radial support to solve a tug’s stability issues
  • Shock absorbers for eliminating peak loads on the construction when non elastically towing equipment is used.

Different types of Towing Hooks:

  • DRV: Towing hook with radial, rail track and (spring) shock absorbers.
  • DBX: Towing hook with mounting support for welding direct on a tug.
  • DBV: Towing hook with radial and shock absorbers (springs) running on a sliding plate.
  • DRS: Towing hook with radial and rail track.
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Quick Release Dick Type Hook

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Quick Release Harbour Type Hook