• Subjected to the most rigorous
  • testing and verification ever
  • FROG-XT4 takes crane transfer safety
  • and performance to a new level
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  • Our highest capacity device
  • enables high volume transfers
  • whilst still providing the same great levels
  • of protection against the 4 key risks
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  • The newest addition to the transfer
  • device family offers advanced
  • passenger protection and cost efficiency
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Crane Transfer Devices

With the TORO and the FROG we’ve moved crew transfer into a new and safer era, one in which risks to personnel are drastically reduced. 

Five Roles

  1. Quick, efficient, comfortable and safe transit for your crews.
  2. All our devices are built to last and easy to maintain.
  3. Excellent MedEvac alternative to helicopters, can operate in many weathers.
  4. Accredited, approved and verified: have confidence in our standards.
  5. Unrivalled track record: hundreds of devices used worldwide by industry leaders.

Production Comparison

View our product comparison table below to see which transfer device is right for your operation

  • Product
  • Dimensions
  • Operational
  • Limits
  • Passenger
  • Capacity
  • Weight
  • Capacity
  • Temperature
  • Range
  • Medevac
  • Mode
LOW VOLUME CREW TRANSFERS AND EMERGENCY USE Read More All specifications taken from FROG-XT4 user manual Rev 01
  • W1 2110mm / 6ft 11"
  • w2 2660mm / 8ft 8"
  • H 2180mm / 6ft 11"

Up to 4m significant wave state

  • 4 persons or
  • 1 person plus stretcher
  • max gross
  • 1000kg
  • 2200lb
  • Standard
    • +50°C to -20°C
    • +122°f to -4°f
  • Arctic
    • +50°C to -40°C
    • +122°f to -40°f
MEDIUM volume crew transfers and emergency use Read More All specifications taken from FROG6 User Manual Rev 04.1
  • W1 2410MM | 7FT 11"
  • w2 7580MM | 9FT 1"
  • H 2766MM | 9FT 1"

Up to 3.5m significant wave state

  • 6 persons or
  • 1 person plus stretcher
  • max gross
  • 1200KG
  • 2646LB
  • Standard
    • +50°C to -20°C
    • +122°f to -4°f
  • Arctic
    • +50°C to -40°C
    • +122°f to -40°f
HIGH volume crew transfer Read More All specifications taken from FROG9 User Manual Rev 05
  • W1 2794MM | 9FT 2"
  • w2 3219MM | 10FT 7"
  • H 2877MM | 9FT 5"

Up to 3.5m significant wave state

  • 9 persons
  • max gross
  • 2000kg
  • 4410lb
  • Standard
    • +50°C to -20°C
    • +122°f to -4°f
  • Arctic
Low volume crew transfers and emergency use Read More All specifications taken from FROG9 User Manual Rev 05
  • W1 2211MM | 7FT 3"
  • w2 2211MM | 7FT 3"
  • H 2063MM | 6FT 9"

Up to 2.5m significant wave state

  • 4 persons or
  • 2 person plus stretcher
  • max gross
  • 815kg
  • 1798lb
  • Standard
    • +50°C to -20°C
    • +122°f to -4°f
  • Arctic

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Experience

Who uses the FROG and TORO?

Reflex Marine personnel transfer devices are used worldwide by industry leaders including BP, Chevron, Exxon, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Total, Transocean and Sakhalin Energy. From the arctic to the tropics Reflex Marine’s crane transfer devices are being used in every environment.

Our devices perform over a million passenger transfers each year and their track record spans over 15 years. With over 750 devices in operation in over 50 different countries, the widespread application and success stories of the FROG and TORO have transformed the way marine transfer is perceived by the industry.

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How many Reflex Marine crane transfer devices are in service?

Reflex Marine has supplied over 750 FROGs and TORO’s to the industry, working around the globe in tropical to arctic conditions. Of this total, there are over 500 FROG-3s 170 FROG-6s, 25 Frog-9s and over 50 TORO-4s. Over 1 million transfers are performed each year with Reflex Marine’s crane transfer devices.

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Features & Benefits

What are the benefits of marine versus helicopter transfer?

Marine methods for offshore access and personnel transfer can be a safe, flexible and efficient alternative to aviation.  In some parts of the world marine transfer is the primary method for transporting crews to offshore installations but in areas such as Canada, marine and aviation methods are used alongside each other to provide a holistic solution for offshore access.  In recent years there has been greater consideration to the risks of helicopter transportation and improvements in the design of personnel carriers and vessel advancements have significantly improved the safety record of marine transfer.  Raised standards of training, practices and guidance have also been crucial.  Transferring small numbers of people between installations or in emergencies can be done quickly and efficiently by vessel.

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Why is a rigid capsule safer than a rigid or collapsible basket?

A rigid personnel transfer capsule provides the greatest protection from the 4 key risks of crane transfer; vertical impact (heavy landing), lateral impact (side collision), falling and immersion.  Spring-mounted seats fitted with harnesses protect from vertical impacts and falling, a rigid frame and buoyancy/self-righting capability protect from lateral impacts and immersion. These features provide a safer and more comfortable passenger experience.  A rigid carrier also requires less dependence on human factors such as timing the exit/entry and mechanical strength required to hold on to a basket.

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What is the advantage of being seated rather than standing?
What are the benefits of being strapped in with harnesses?
Can Reflex Marine transfer devices carry a stretcher?

Yes, the FROG-3, FROG-6 and TORO-4 all have the capacity for injured personnel and can carry a stretcher when converted to MedEvac mode. These devices can also accomodate a passenger alongside the casualty.

Will the stretcher remain above the water line if immersed in water?

Testing & Verification

What certification do Reflex Marine crane transfer devices have?

The product comparison table above lists the specific certification that each device has. Our products are all manufactured to ISO 9001 standards.


What are my purchase options?

Our crane transfer devices are available to buy, rent and lease with a range of accessories. A variety of packages that include accessories are available to purchase that offer savings on the most popular order configurations.

Our rental options start from as little as 15 days and extend to 3 year term lease agreement. Units are normally available at short notice but we advise booking as stock is limited.

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What are the life cycle costs of capsules?

Our products are very robust and as such provide commercially competitive lifecycle costs compared to other baskets. Depending on usage levels our capsules are designed to have a lifespan of 10 years (which may be extended subject to consultation). As with all lifting equipment, our personnel carriers are subject to on-going inspection and maintenance schedules, including periodical change out of critical parts in order to maintain the integrity of these safety critical items.

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What is included when I purchase a Reflex Marine transfer device?

When you purchase a crane transfer device from Reflex Marine you will also receive:

  • User manual
  • Comprehensive multilingual training video CD/DVD
  • Induction & training presentation
  • North Sea Lifting Rigging & Lifting Handbook
  • Two-leg lifting assembly & mesh cover made from anti-condensation breathable fabric
  • 12 month warranty
  • Documentation pack

Your documentation pack will contain the relevant certificates such as an EC declaration of conformity, ABS type approval certificate as well as all certificates for critical parts and load tests.

You will also receive lifetime support for your product from our experienced and helpful staff as well as our global network of Accredited Service Centres.

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What accessories are available with my transfer device?

The following accessories are available as optional extras with your Reflex Marine transfer device:

•         Unit Covers
•         Strobe Lights
•         Stretchers
•         Tool Kits
•         Life Jackets (Manually Inflatable)
•         Life Jackets (Inherently Buoyant)
•         Stands
•         Load Cells
•         Ferno Basket Stretcher Cover
•         Stretcher Cabinet for Basket Stretcher
•         Ferno Paraguard Excel Foul Weather Sheet
•         Ferno Basket Stretcher Harness & Headpad

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Ownership & Support

How should I store the transfer devices when not in use?

The FROG and TORO have been designed to cope with the harsh conditions on an offshore installation or vessel; however it is important to protect your unit as much as possible from any hazardous elements and UV degradation.

It is recommended that the unit is covered with the product specific weatherproof cover whilst not in use.  The cover fits the standard units in both configurations. A heavy duty version of the protective cover is also available
Prolonged periods of exposure to hot decks and self-weight can cause permanent set deformation of the elastomeric feet.  It is advised that if the Frog is to be stored for prolonged periods of inactivity then the user should consider a set of chocks to lift the feet away from the deck.

Reflex can supply a dedicated set of supporting chocks that are designed to fit properly underneath the main base frame of the Frog 3 without impinging any exposed bolt heads.  The chocks are pre-laid on the deck ready for landing the Frog directly to the storage position.

For deck fastening, Reflex Marine recommends using peripheral braces around the floor grating.

Storage guidance can be found in our product user manuals which can be downloaded here
How should I store replacement parts and accessories?

We recommend that all replacement parts and accessories when not in use should be stored in dry conditions and be visually inspected prior to use.

Particular attention should be paid to the sling sets which are integral to ensuring safe lifting operations.  Sling sets should not be stored with the sling cover fitted or in areas where it is may be subject to:

  • Mechanical damage
  • Contact with abrasive or corrosive materials
  • Contact with water or water spray
Storage guidance can be found in our product user manuals which can be downloaded here
How much space is required for landing a crane transfer device?

Each of our transfer devices is different in size and therefore requires different sized landing areas. We recommend allowing ample space around the unit for embarkation/disembarkation and consider a +1m entry and exit path around the transfer device to be suitable. The landing area on moving platforms, i.e. vessel decks, is more critical than on fixed platforms and operators should take into consideration sea state, weather and vessel station keeping. A risk assessment is recommended to assess any out of the ordinary operations.

For more precise guidance on landing areas please download the relevant product user manual here
What are the maintenance requirements for Reflex Marine transfer devices?

Our recommended maintenance requirements are all included within the product user manuals and maintenance regimes are dependent on usage levels of the device.
Maintenance requirements consist of:

  • Pre-operational visual checks which are required prior to each use of the device
  • Visual inspections, examinations, proof load tests and post load test visual inspections which are required dependant on usage
  • Sling, critical parts and device replacement are also dependant on usage

To find out more about usage categories and specific maintenance regimes please always refer to the product user manuals. Reflex Marine and our Accredited Service Centres can provide training and servicing support, click here to find your local support.

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Where can I send my crane transfer device to have it serviced/re-certified?

Servicing can be carried out at our facility in Aberdeen or through one of our many Accredited Service Centres around the world. Additionally, on-site servicing at a location convenient to you is available on request. Transfer devices are also available on request to provide operational cover whilst your device is being serviced.

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Does Reflex Marine offer training for their product range?

Reflex Marine offers expert training in the operation and maintenance of all its crane transfer devices and these are delivered at scheduled events throughout the year or at your own facility. Operational courses can also be delivered offshore where required.

Please click here to visit our training page for more information and to register your interest
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