Crane transfer operations - a key challenge

October 17, 2013

“The safe transfer of personnel is a key challenge in the offshore environment,” says Reflex Marine founder & CEO Phillip Strong. The company organized a 3-hour seminar on crane transfer safety at EnerMech in Aberdeen prior to the start of SPE Offshore Europe 2013, in response to a recent North Sea incident where four offshore workers were killed in a ditching accident. In addition to lectures, attendees participated in hands-on, practical review using a FROG-3 unit.

Image: The FROG-XT's stainless steel frame encloses seats that are equipped with safety restraints and shock-absorbing springs (Photo: Reflex Marine). 

The company unveiled its newly developed FROG-XT crew transfer device at the Offshore Europe conference this year.

Reflex Marine specializes in crane transfer and offshore access with two products, FROG and TORO, driving improved safety standards. The FROG-XT is an evolution of the current FROG hard capsule, based on 20 years of Reflex Marine’s experience, with more than 650 capsules in use worldwide. The stainless-steel frame encloses seats with safety restraints and shock-absorber springs, and has self-righting buoyancy panels. The unit can accommodate a full-size, horizontal stretcher in emergencies--a massive improvement over the rope baskets of yesteryear.