In the link below you will find the presentation on "Type of hooks used on Rescue Boats - Which is the most appropriate?"

The Cyprus Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Association (CyNAMEA) presented this topic on May 23, 2016. The speaker was Mr. Christos Papalos.

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Brief description of the presentation:

  • The presentation deals with the amendments in the LSA code regarding life boat release mechanisms and how they affect Rescue boats.
  • After a brief introduction regarding relevant regulations we look into the three types of hooks used for Rescue Boats.
  • Each type is explained and its usage is discussed regarding how it is applied in the actual launching of Rescue Boats.
  • Finally conclusions are drawn as to which type is the most appropriate to use in Rescue Boats."


Papalos Christos is a Marine Engineer and working as Technical Manager in a ship repair workshop. He is a qualified LSA inspector from a manufacturer, Cyprus Flag and RINA. He is actively involved in the annual and 5 Year SLA inspections worldwide and has performed well over 100 inspections.