Read Response to FROG-6 Testing with the DPC in Brazil

Response to FROG-6 Testing with the DPC in Brazil

Following the recent Frog-6 testing performed in July 2019 according to DPC requirements, we were notified that the Frog-6 transfer carrier could not be homologated as it does not comply with one clause, article 7.5.3 of NORMAM-05 Annex 4-A. We were advised that we can submit our rationale and perspective which DPC’s comission would review before reaching its final decision regarding the re-homologation of FROG-6. Reflex Marine is very supportive of DPCs efforts to introduce improved standards offshore Brazil and we believe NORMAM-05 Annex 4-A is an important step forward for the industry. We attest that even without compliance to article 7.5.3, Frog-6 is fit for purpose and safe for use. Furthermore, we have concerns that the application of Article 7.5.3 may not support objectives to safeguard passengers, and if interpreted in a very literal manner it could reduce safety of a personnel transfer basket. 

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Read FROG-6 Testing with the Directorate of Ports and Coasts in Brazil

FROG-6 Testing with the Directorate of Ports and Coasts in Brazil

Reflex Marine was the first EU based company to receive accreditation from the Directorate of Ports and Coasts (DPC) for a personnel transfer carrier in Brazilian waters. Reflex Marine's FROG-6 carrier has been officially homologated by the DPC for use in offshore Brazil since 2014. This followed the Brazilian Navy witnessing the FROG-6 undergoing immersion, load, vertical and lateral impact tests, amongst other testing criteria, in December 2013. The FROG-6's design and specification were incorporated into several provisions of Annex 4-A when it was formulated. Reflex Marine were pleased to see the DPC carrying out pioneering work on personnel safety in the Americas and are proud to be supporting the work of the DPC in that respect. 

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Read South America Energy Series - Colombia

South America Energy Series - Colombia

SOUTH AMERICA ENERGY SERIES: Leading Gas Utilisation & Renewable Uptake in South America BOGOTA, COLOMBIA 20-21ST JUNE 2019 Being invited to speak at the South America Energy Series in Bogota in June this year was an extraordinary experience. Together with representatives from Höegh LNG and Golar LNG, two of the most important players in global LNG operations, I joined a panel discussion that addressed reviewing LNG infrastructure and facilities in South America. It was a great privilege to represent Reflex Marine at such an important event. Having this opportunity meant I could reach a much wider audience, passing on our knowledge about offshore crew transfers in various environments, far more effectively than any individual networking could achieve. It also meant that I had the opportunity to show that Reflex Marine is so much more than a simple niche supplier. Understanding the market and where we fit into that market, how can we use our knowledge and experience to help add value to our client’s work and operations and how we can transfer our knowledge and expertise on safe crew transfer offshore have always been written into our core missions.

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Rebecca Loto, nuestra Directora de Desarrollo Comercial para América del Sur y Central y las Indias Occidentales, se sentó con nosotros para hablar sobre su región:

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Americas - Inspiring The Future

Rebecca Loto, our Business Development Manager for Central and South America and West Indies, sat down with us and discussed her region.

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