Engineering and Operations

FROG & TORO Personnel Transfer Capsules

The FROG™ and TORO™ Personnel Transfer Capsules from Reflex Marine Ltd provides the industry with a significantly safer means of transferring personnel offshore by crane and can transport up to nine people at a time - depending on unit used. The FROG and TORO™ Personnel Transfer Capsule protects crews from the major hazards of marine personnel transfer – falling, whiplash, lateral and vertical impacts. In the past five years the FROG has been established as the premium choice for marine personnel transfers.

The FROG has:

  • a robust stainless steel frame with an inner spring-dampened seating assembly mounted on a central column
  • three landing feet with anti-skid design which provide extra shock protection to protect passengers
  • a very low centre of gravity - this helps when landing on a heaving vessel and on uneven surfaces
  • excellent floating and self-righting capabilities if immersed in water
  • easy conversion into ‘Marine Ambulance’ mode
  • CE approval

 The TORO has:

  • MedEvac ready
  • small footprint and shock absorbing feet & seat cushions
  • a robust stainless steel frame with ergonomic seating
  • excellent floating and self-righting capabilities if immersed in water
  • Overhead protection
  • Suitable for shipping in a standard sea container

Sparrows' Personnel Transfer Capsule portfolio currently covers:

  • FROG - 3 man unit
  • FROG - 6 man unit
  • FROG - 9 man unit
  • TORO - 4 man unit
  • Maintenance and training programs

The design has been approved by the Bureau Veritas, a world leader in QHSE services for companies and government institutions. The FROG Personnel Transfer Capsule was also subject to extensive impact testing witnessed and design reviewed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) as part of the EC Type Examination approval process and is compliant with LOLER 98 in the UK North Sea.

Both the FROG and TORO Personnel Transfer Capsules are used by most of the major international Oil and Gas operators and sub-contractors. Amongst others, BP, Shell, GlobalSantaFe, Statoil, J Ray McDermott, ConocoPhillips, Petro-Canada, Prosafe, Transocean and Woodside use the Frog in a variety of countries around the world. Sparrows not only supply the Frog, but can provide maintenance and training packages. Sparrows operate a half day training course using a FROG Personnel Transfer Capsule either on-or offshore. All of the Sparrows supplied equipment come with warranty and service support, tailored to suit client requirements.

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