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DNV SERVING THE MARITIME INDUSTRY

Technical eNewsletter 8 July 2013

On-load release hooks
Reference is made to our previous newsletter dated 14 September 2011 containing information about this
requirement. As the date when the requirement becomes applicable to vessels in operation is approaching, we
enclose some more information in this newsletter.
IMO has adopted new rules in order to
enhance lifeboat safety, and new requirements for on-load release hooks entered
into force on 1 January 2013.
For newbuildings, the requirements
apply to ships keel laid after 1 January
2013. The new requirements are set out
in the LSA Code, paragraphs 4.4.7.6.2
to 4.4.7.6.6. (Res. MSC.320(89), and the
­prototype test requirements are stated in
Res. MSC.321(89)).
Vessels in operation shall comply with
the retroactive requirement given in
the amended SOLAS Reg. III/1.5 (Res.
MSC.317(89)) by their first dry docking
after 1 July 2014, and at the latest by 1 July
2019. This means that all existing on-load
release hooks need to be evaluated for
compliance with the LSA Code paragraphs
4.4.7.6.4 to 4.4.7.6.6. This is to be initiated
by the hook manufacturer and compliant
hooks are to be added to a “white list” kept
by IMO. Applications for whitelisting must
be submitted by 1 July 2013.

Whitelisted hooks on ships must have a
one-time follow-up overhaul examination
carried out by the hook manufacturer. The
manufacturer shall then issue a factual
statement that shall be kept on board.
If the hook is not on the white list, it
needs to be replaced. The replacement of
on-load release hooks requires the approval of DNV’s Fire Safety and Lifesaving
Section at Høvik. Please be aware that, for
hook replacements, full compliance with
paragraphs 4.4.7.6.2 to 4.4.7.6.6 of the LSA
Code is required, and whitelisted hooks
are not acceptable. (The replacement
hooks must have documentation of full
compliance with IMO Res.MSC.320(89)
and 321(89).)
Please be aware that a number of
flags require fall preventer devices to be
installed until compliance with SOLAS
III/1.5 is verified.
In order to provide clear information
to ship managers and surveyors through
this process, a retroactive requirement

(RR) will be displayed in the ship status
for v­ essels where DNV is following up the
safety equipment issues on behalf of the
flag administration.
For further information, refer to
MSC.1/Circ.1392 Guidelines for Evaluation and Replacement of Lifeboat Release
and Retrieval Systems.
The list of whitelisted hooks as per
2013-06-20 is given in appendix 1. Please
note that this list may be subject to changes after 1 July 2013 too, due to delays in
reporting, etc.

CONTACT INFO
If you have any questions, please ask your
local DNV surveyor or contact
safety.systems@dnv.com

USEFUL REFERENCES/LINKS

IMO Res. MSC.317(89) – Amended SOLAS III/1.5
IMO Res.MSC 320(89) – LSA Code paragraphs 4.4.7.6.4 to 4.4.7.6.6
IMO Res.MSC 321(89) – Prototype test requirements
MSC.1/Circ.1392 – Guidelines for Evaluation and Replacement of Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems
Whitelisted hooks: http://gisis.imo.org/Public/HOOKS/Default.aspx.(Public access, but requires the establishment of an account)

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5 E (since 2011) Compliant 2012-12-05 Germany Fassmer Duplex 2.0 E (since 2011) & Fassmer Duplex 17.5m) Compliant after modification 2012-03-13 Japan MARKⅡ(with GT Type Release Handle.0 t / 9.0m) Compliant after modification 2012-03-13 Japan NS-25 Compliant 2011-11-24 Japan NS-3 Compliant 2011-12-15 Japan NS-5 Compliant 2011-11-18 Japan SR-3 Compliant after modification 2011-11-10 Page 2 of 4 More newsletters from DNV: www.3 t / 4.DNV SERVING THE MARITIME INDUSTRY Technical eNewsletter 8 July 2013 Appendix 1: Whitelisted hooks as of 2013-06-20 Please note that this list is not complete.6 t (variants 19972009) and Hatecke Duplex 2.com/newsletters DNV disclaimer of liability DET NORSKE VERITAS AS NO-1322 Høvik.5 t (variants 1987-1997) Compliant after modification 2013-02-26 Germany Hatecke Duplex 2. Cable F/A : 7.6 E (since 2011) Compliant 2012-12-05 Germany Fassmer Duplex 6.0m) Compliant after modification 2012-03-13 Japan MARKⅡ(with GTC Type Release Handle.com .6 t (variants 1987-2010) Compliant after modification 2013-04-05 Germany Hatecke Duplex 9.0 t (1987-1990) Non-compliant 2013-02-06 Germany Fassmer Duplex 2.3 t (1982-1988) Compliant after modification 2012-11-22 Germany Fassmer Duplex 6.dnv.3 t / 4.6 t (since 2010) Compliant 2013-04-05 Germany Hatecke Duplex 4.0 E (since 2011) Compliant 2012-11-22 Germany Fassmer Duplex 5.0 t (variant "B" 1999-2008) Compliant after modification 2013-03-19 Germany Hatecke Duplex 9.4m/7. Cable F/A : 2.6 t (in 2009) and Hatecke Duplex 2.6 t (since 2010) Compliant 2013-02-26 Germany Hatecke Duplex 4. Norway Tel: +47 67 57 99 00 www.4m/7.0 t (1990-2010) Compliant after modification 2013-02-05 Germany Fassmer Duplex 10.0 t (1988-1999) & Fassmer Duplex 4.0 t (1986-1990) Non-compliant 2013-02-05 Germany Fassmer Duplex 14 E (MED-B-8119) & Fassmer Duplex 23 E (MED-B-8118) Compliant after modification 2012-12-10 Germany Fassmer Duplex 17.5 t (1982-2010) Compliant after modification 2012-12-05 Germany Fassmer Duplex 5.0 t (1990-2010) Compliant after modification 2013-02-06 Germany Fassmer Duplex 17.3 t / 4. and some hooks may be included after this date.5 t (variant "A" since 2009) Compliant 2013-03-19 Japan 83SOLAS 520 Compliant 2012-07-25 Japan 83SOLAS 650 Compliant 2012-07-26 Japan 96SOLAS Compliant 2012-07-25 Japan IHM-12 Compliant 2011-12-22 Japan IHM-12B Compliant 2011-12-22 Japan IHM-13 Compliant 2011-12-08 Japan MARKⅡ (with GTC Type Release Handle. Reporting authority Type and identification Evaluation result Report date China JX-1 Compliant after modification 2012-12-18 China JX-1B Compliant after modification 2012-12-18 China JX-1C Compliant after modification 2012-12-18 Denmark Drop in Ball 100 kN Compliant 2012-06-06 Denmark Drop in Ball 40 kN Compliant 2012-06-08 Germany Boizenburger Haken Non-compliant 2012-12-05 Germany Fassmer Duplex 10.dnv.6 t (2002-2010) Compliant after modification 2012-12-05 Germany Hatecke Duplex 2. Cable F/A : 2.6 t (variants 1982-1987) Non-compliant 2013-04-05 Germany Hatecke Duplex 4.0 t (1999-2010) & Fassmer Duplex 5.5m/4.5 t (variants 1982-1987) Non-compliant 2013-02-26 Germany Hatecke Duplex 2.0 E (since 2011) & Fassmer Duplex 10.

USCG approval number 160. Compliant 2012-10-01 United States BH-FS10 on-load/off-load SOLAS release mechanism. Compliant 2013-01-01 United States BH-FS7 on-load/off-load SOLAS release mechanism.5M2 with Training Lock Compliant 2012-06-26 United Kingdom LHR6M2 and LHR6M2 with Training Lock Compliant 2012-07-06 United Kingdom LHR9M2 and LHR9M2 with Training Lock Compliant 2012-07-31 United Kingdom Safelaunch 4.5TN Compliant 2012-11-21 United Kingdom Safelaunch 6.5 Compliant 2012-11-05 Norway LHR3. USCG Approval Number 160.com .dnv.0TN Compliant 2012-11-21 United Kingdom Safelaunch 6T Compliant 2012-03-01 United Kingdom Safelaunch 8.36T Compliant 2012-08-13 Norway Tor On Load Mk2 5T Compliant 2012-08-13 Norway Tor On Load Mk2 8T Compliant 2012-06-08 United Kingdom LHR12M2 and LHR12M2 with Training Lock Compliant 2012-08-31 United Kingdom LHR3. USCG Approval Number 160.5M2 Compliant after modification 2012-11-05 Norway LHR6 Compliant after modification 2011-09-20 Norway LHR6M2 & LHR6M W/TL Compliant after modification 2012-11-05 Norway LHR9M2 Compliant after modification 2012-10-30 Norway NLH-70 Non-compliant 2012-08-16 Norway TOR on load 12T Non-compliant 2012-08-16 Norway TOR on load 3.36T Non-compliant 2012-08-16 Norway TOR on load 5T Non-compliant 2012-08-16 Norway TOR on load 6T Non-compliant 2012-08-16 Norway TOR on load 8T Non-compliant 2012-08-16 Norway Tor On Load Mk2 14T Compliant 2012-05-31 Norway Tor On Load Mk2 3.133/70/0.5T Compliant 2012-03-01 United Kingdom Safelaunch 8. Compliant 2013-01-01 Page 3 of 4 More newsletters from DNV: www.5T Compliant 2012-03-01 United Kingdom Safelaunch 4. for use with single or double-point suspension lifeboats and rescue boats.5TN Compliant 2012-11-21 United States BG-7 on-load/off-load SOLAS release mechanism for use with single or double-point suspension lifeboats and rescue boats. Norway Tel: +47 67 57 99 00 www.5M2 and LHR3.133/24/0.dnv.com/newsletters DNV disclaimer of liability DET NORSKE VERITAS AS NO-1322 Høvik. for use with single or double-point suspension lifeboats and rescue boats.133/69/0.DNV SERVING THE MARITIME INDUSTRY Technical eNewsletter 8 July 2013 Reporting authority Type and identification Evaluation result Report date Japan SRS-37M Compliant after modification 2012-02-24 Japan SZK-25M Compliant after modification 2012-02-09 Japan SZK-30M Compliant after modification 2011-12-02 Japan SZK-36M Compliant after modification 2011-12-02 Japan SZK-5M Compliant after modification 2012-03-26 Norway Camsafe 7T Non-compliant 2012-08-16 Norway HK40 Non-compliant 2012-10-30 Norway HK56 Non-compliant 2012-10-30 Norway HK75 Non-compliant 2012-10-30 Norway LHR12 Compliant after modification 2012-10-29 Norway LHR12M2 Compliant after modification 2012-11-05 Norway LHR3.

for use with singlepoint suspension lifeboats and rescue boats.133/62/1. Norway Tel: +47 67 57 99 00 www.133/48/0. Compliant 2013-02-04 United States Model 10MT Drop-in Ball on-load/off-load release mechanism. for use only in single-fall lifeboat or rescue boat applications. Coast Guard Approval Number: 160.S. USCG approval number 160. Coast Guard Approval Number: 160. Compliant 2012-01-12 United States Model BG-10 on-load/off-load SOLAS release mechanism for use with single or double-point suspension lifeboats and rescue boats.com .500 kg (9. Coast Guard Approval Number: 160. Coast Guard approval number 160. U. for use with double-point suspension lifeboats and rescue boats. Coast Guard Approval Number: 160.0 E2 ("Evolution 2") on-load/off-load SOLAS release mechanism with safety locking pin. Compliant 2012-01-17 United States Triple 5 Model TF 555-111 on-load/off-load release mechanism. Compliant 2011-12-01 United States Model 504-111 on-load/off-load release mechanism. Compliant 2012-01-12 United States Model 507-111 release mechanism for low temperature applications.133/29/0.dnv. Coast Guard Approval Number: 160.133/49/0. Compliant 2013-02-04 United States Duplex 2. Coast Guard Approval Number: 160.133/32/2. Coast Guard approval numbers 160. Compliant 2013-02-04 United States Duplex 5. U. for use with double-point suspension lifeboats and rescue boats.S.133/37/0.dnv. maximum working load of 4.133/33/1. Compliant 2012-01-17 Page 4 of 4 More newsletters from DNV: www.133/56/0. Coast Guard Approval Number: 160.com/newsletters DNV disclaimer of liability DET NORSKE VERITAS AS NO-1322 Høvik.133/36/2.5 E2 ("Evolution 2") on-load/off-load SOLAS release mechanism with safety locking pin. Compliant 2012-10-01 United States Model TF555-112 on-load/off-load release mechanism. Compliant 2013-03-22 United States Triple 5 Model TF 555-110 on-load/off-load release mechanism.133/30/0.DNV SERVING THE MARITIME INDUSTRY Technical eNewsletter 8 July 2013 Reporting authority Type and identification Evaluation result Report date United States Duplex 14 E2 ("Evolution 2") on-load/off-load SOLAS release mechanism with safety locking pin. for use with doublepoint suspension lifeboats and rescue boats.920 lbs) per hook. Coast Guard Approval Number: 160. for use with double-point suspension lifeboats and rescue boats. and for use only in single-fall applications. Compliant 2012-01-12 United States Model 508-111 SOLAS release mechanism.133/33/0 and 160. Compliant 2012-10-01 United States Model BG-3L on-load/off-load SOLAS release mechanism for use with single or double-point suspension lifeboats and rescue boats.133/28/0.