Replacing 22 Lifeboat Release Hooks

Offshore Lifeboat Manufacturer sought by Cruise Line Industry

Princess Cruise Lines contracts Offshore Lifeboat Manufacturer, Survival Systems International, to replace Lifeboat Release Mechanisms in 22 lifeboats aboard the Grand Princess.

The replacement project was completed in April (2011) on the Grand Princess during a 24-day dry dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport , Bahamas.

“This is the largest makeover we’ve ever undertaken for any of our ships.” Jan Swartz, Princess Cruise Line’s Executive Vice President said.


Lifeboat-Hook-InstallationSurvival Systems International Technicians lining up
the Triple5 Hook assembly for installation and connection.
The intensive time-line was met by a Survival Systems International Technical Crew of 13 who removed unstable hooks in only three weeks and replaced with the Triple5 Release Mechanism – An Inherently Stable hook using a Lift Over Center design.
The Triple5 Release Mechanism is also in use in the Offshore Industry as a retrofit in Twin-Fall Lifeboats. Survival Systems International’s Survival Capsule has been in use for over 40 years, in over 30 countries for the world’s largest oil and gas production and drilling companies.

SSI can assure the quality of a hook retrofit as Design, Manufacture, Installation and on-going Service are all performed in-house by SSI direct employees and teams. SSI Manufactures, Installs and Services the Triple5 Hook Systems. The advantage of this in-house full-service capability to our customers is that SSI takes full responsibility for all phases of a hook retrofit.