Reflex Marine’s first personnel transfer device is now operational in Mexico after being certified by the Mexican Merchant Marines.
Reflex Marine’s six person transfer device, the FROG-6, was purchased by Olympic Shipping for use on their accommodation vessel, the MPSV Olympic Triton. The FROG-6 is being used to transfer Olympic Triton’s crew to and from other crew boats and supply vessels working on the Cantarell oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.
The FROG-6 provides protection from the four key risks of transfer: Falling, collision, heavy landings and immersion. The buoyancy panels provide self-righting and floatation in the event of immersion in water. These panels are coupled with a stainless steel frame, shielding passengers from side impacts, while the polymer foam landing feet help reduce vertical impacts.
The FROG-6 seats are mounted on coil springs combined with gas dampers to protect passengers from heavy landings. The FROG-6 also has a medevac capability that allows the device to safely move casualties.
Image: Frog-6 personal transfer device / Reflex Marine