Crew change with the L-type

Oil & Gas
5 years

Improve safety and productivity and decrease costs by removing the need to use swing ropes, surfers and baskets.


An Ampelmann L-type was mobilized on a fast crew boat. This replaced previously used methods of swing ropes, surfers and baskets. The L-type combines quick and efficient personnel transfer with a capability of working up to relatively high sea states. As a result, successful landings on 20 different platforms including ship-to-ship were achieved and 50 passenger transfers were completed within only 10 minutes.

These motion compensating gangways are definitely the way forward to get rid of swing rope transfers altogether.

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