Which lifeboat LRRS are affected?

In response to an increasing number of serious accidents and fatalities with lifeboats, it was decided to implement new requirements for lifeboats with on-load release hooks – ‘Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems’ (LRRS). LRRS that do not comply have to be replaced at the first scheduled dry docking after 1st July 2014, but no later than 1st July 2019. An on load lifeboat hook or LRRS hook can release the lifeboat from the fall wires, with the lifeboat above the water level and with all the crew members inside the boat. The load will be still on the fall wires as the boat would not have touched the water. These type hooks are used on conventional twin fall lifeboats, partially enclosed lifeboats and tender lifeboats are included in these regulations. Free Fall lifeboats are not included.

Cost Effective Replacement Hook Packages


  • Award winning Safelaunch LRRS package, competitively priced and expertly fitted by our highly trained
    and experienced global installation teams.  
  • Our global installation teams can re-hook your lifeboats in a dry dock or in a port of your choice
  • Turn key solutions project management
  • All approvals and documentation is handled by the Survitec project team
  • Hooks and all components available from stock
  • Survitec can assess your fleet lifeboat hook compliance and offer a cost effective replacement hook package
  • Over 2,000 re-hooking requirements are currently carried out by Survitec


SAFELAUNCH (RocLoc) - The award-winning Lifeboat release and retrieval system

  • The award-winning, IMO-compliant Safelaunch release and retrieval system - designed, developed and manufactured by Survitec - features visual indicators, integrated fall prevention device (FPD), is IMO compliant and no modifications are required 
  • Safelaunch has been specifically designed so it can be easily retrofitted to any lifeboat or rescue boat.  For cruise tenders or lifeboats the RocLoc is also available
  • Featuring only the highest quality materials and manufacturing standards, Safelaunch (RocLoc) is reliable and robust – and requires minimum maintenance.
  • Compliant with all latest SOLAS / LSA regulations for on load release systems and designed for use with any manufacturer’s lifeboat design
  • Approved for use by DNV-GL, ABS, USGC BV & EC Type Examination and Transport Canada
  • Fully manufactured from Duplex and 316L Stainless steel including all steelwork and fasteners
  • Available in three sizes (metric ton carrying capacity per hook):  4.5T, 6.0T & 8.5T.  Specialist RocLoc for cruise operators is available in two sizes: 12T & 14T


Manufactured and stocked in the UK by Survitec and fully Approved by the following:

Survitec Re-hooking Approvals

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