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Slewing cranes

This section consists all information about slewing cranes for free-fall lifeboat handling.

The group name of Fhs.-type free-fall lifeboat handling cranes represents the various executions of slewing cranes for free-fall lifeboat handling and optionally combined executions with additional rescue boat/raft and/or stores handling functions, with hydraulic powered driven slewing gears. The systems are in full accordance with the present SOLAS-rules and are MED-certified.

Each system consists of:

  • pedestal suitable for welding to deck
  • column with integrated hydraulic power unit, hydraulic powered driven slewing gear(s) and operation/maintenance platform
  • arm in box shape construction
  • winch with multi-disc brake and hydraulic motor
  • hydraulic system with pumps, control and relief valves, cylinder with Chromium-plated stainless steel rod, hydraulic motor and return-line filter
  • electric system with stainless steel starter box with push buttons for on-deck installation
  • wire rope in galvanized (anti-corrosion) non-rotating steel
  • suspension according to the latest DIN-standards

additionally for rescue boat and/or liferaft handling features:

  • stored power system with accumulator and pressure control system
  • winch for rescue boat and/or liferaft handling
  • suspension for rescue boat and/or liferaft handling
  • remote control of the stop-go type
  • jockey pulley for retrieving of the empty hook


  • electric proportional remote control or radio remote control
  • explosion proof execution
  • extra power unit for life saving functions connected to emergency circuit
  • flood light on arm connected to the ship's emergency circuit