Hook types

Henriksen Hooks are made in many different designs and sizes. The single point range is from 1,5 Ton to 22 Ton. All hooks are SOLAS approved and we also have hooks that meet the NORSOK requirements. The hooks are made of stainless steel and duplex steel to meet the conditions in the marine environment.

Boat Hooks

Henriksen Quick Release Off-load Hooks

The HMKST hooks are the original Henriksen developed quick release off-load lifting hooks. For decades this product has proven to be the most reliable, best and safest launch and recovery lifting hook on the maritime market, and still continues to live up to its reputation. See also our HMKG Hook range for the newest generation of hooks, with features and improvements based on user input and our extensive experience in the hooks field.

Henriksen Geared Off-load Hooks

The HMKG hook type is an evolved version of the original Henriksen  HMKST standard hook and displays demonstrable advantages in numerous cases. The improvements are made based on our users input and our extensive experience. It is developed with a downwards facing handle that eliminates the possibility for the lifting ring to unintentionally connect to the handle (when the hook is mounted properly). The hooks also feature a large lifting ring skid zone which makes inserting the lifting ring much easier. The HMKG hook type is safer and easier to use, and at the same time less exposed to accidental damages and following down time.

Henriksen NORSOK Compliant Off-load Hooks

The NORHMK Hooks are specially designed with an integrated swivel joint and is approved by DNV to be compliant with the NORSOK R-002 Lifting Equipment regulations. The NORHMK Hooks are based on our HMKG range and has the same safe handle and large lifting ring skid zone design – resulting in a easier and safer lifting operation.

NORSOK Standard

This NORSOK standard is developed with broad petroleum industry participation by interested parties in the Norwegian petroleum industry and is owned by the Norwegian petroleum industry represented by The Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) and The Federation of Norwegian Industry. The NORSOK standard is valid for technical requirements to lifting appliances and lifting accessories on all fixed and floating installations, mobile offshore units, barges and vessels, as well as on land based plants where petroleum activities are performed. The NORSOK standard is a requirement mainly within Norway and for Norwegian based vessels and equipment, but may also be used elsewhere.


The dynamic forces caused by a MOB boat floating in the sea relative to a stationary platform makes it necessary with a safety factor as high as 9. Also the Hooks have to withstand full WLL in angles -7º to +7º in both side-side and front-back directions.

Crane Hooks

Henriksen Crane Hooks

The HCH hooks are off-load crane hooks designed for lifting Fast Rescue Crafts, Man-Over-Board boats, Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) and tenders with a total weight of up to 10 000 kg. The HCH hooks are designed for use on small boats for military, offshore and the leisure market.

Light Weight

The Henriksen Crane Hooks differs from all our other hooks by being attached to the crane instead of the boat. A crane hook adds more weight to the crane line then a lifting ring and it is therefore critical to keep the weight of the crane hook at a minimum. All our crane hooks have therefore been designed to be as light as possible, and every HCH Hook (except the smallest HCH 1,5) are all made exclusively out of grade 5 Titanium.

Boat lifted by crane hook

Henriksen Liferaft Hooks (HLH)

The Henriksen Liferaft Hooks (HLH) are off-load crane hooks designed for lifting Liferafts and Man-Over-Board boats with a total weight of up to 3 500 kg. The HLH hooks provide an automatic release that – if activated – releases the load automatically when the craft is waterborne. The hooks also have a manual on-load emergency release as a supplement to the automatic release.

Painter Hooks

Henriksen Painter Hooks (HPH)

A Henriksen Painter Hook is placed in the bow of e.g. a MOB boat and connected to a painter line, in order to ensure that the MOB boat is kept in the correct direction and position during both launch and recovery. The Henriksen Painter Hooks are designed for boats with a total weight of up to 20 000 kg. Our guidelines dictate that the painter hook rating (WLL) should be at least half of the total weight of the boat.

Painter Hook
Boat with attached painter

Towing Hooks

Henriksen Towing Hooks (HTH)

The Henriksen Towing Hook is a major safety improvement with higher quality standard, made for safe and effective towing operations. We custom make hooks and adapters to accommodate any placement. We can also provide custom links / rings for specific uses. If for any reason you want to quickly release the towing line, you pull the release lever and the towing link and the tow line assembly is instantly released.

Capture Claw

Henriksen Capture Claw

The Henriksen Capture Claw is developed to launch and recover the boat from the stern of the mother vessel. The system has proven to be very reliable in different conditions. The claw is made by aluminum to keep the weight at a minimum.

  • Fast recover
  • Easy to connect
  • No human involvement
  • Easy to launch
Boat with capture claw