The personnel basket or transfer basket is engineered to provide safe and efficient personnel transfers between offshore installations, drilling rigs, and vessels. This basket is built with the aim of significantly improving safety during transfers, ensuring a secure journey for personnel.
ESVAGT A/S, dedicated to offering safety and support at sea, has developed a personnel basket with the highest safety standards. The basket features a robust, non-collapsible design made of AISI 316L stainless steel with shock-absorbing capabilities for enhanced protection.
Because of the success of the basket, ESVAGT A/S decided in 2014 to transfer the production rights to West-Marine A/S. Immediately the company Safe Transfer A/S was established to continue the success and improve the basket further.
Due to the remarkable success of the personnel basket, ESVAGT A/S transferred the production rights to West-Marine A/S in 2014. This led to the creation of Safe Transfer A/S, a company established to continue the success and make further improvements to the basket.
A personnel transfer basket is a preferred mode of transferring personnel as it is safe, fast, and economical.
The rigid standing basket – our Safe Transfer Basket (ESVAGT) is among the most successful transfer basket for the safe transfer of crew.
Two standard types one for four passengers and another for eight passengers have been enlarged with a special version that meets the NORSOK regulations r002.
Crew transfer is often seen in offshore marine activities, particularly at the oil rigs and offshore installations. A personnel transfer basket is designed for marine offshore transfer with the overall purpose of enhancing safety levels for personnel being lifted between ship and platform.
Development of this personnel basket now comprises a rigid seated basket – even with the possibility of accommodating stretchers.
See for yourself how the Safe Transfer Baskets work in this video.
You will get a glimpse of how the personnel is secured inside the baskets and how quick, safe, and effective the transfer between offshore installations, drilling rigs, and vessels can be.
We take great pride in having passed the rigorous evaluation process of Bureau Veritas Certification, earning their trusted mark for reliability, sustainability, and trust. Our top-notch personnel transfer basket demonstrates our expertise and commitment to excellence.
As a member of the Achilles JQS system, we have undergone a comprehensive procurement evaluation, ensuring our compliance with relevant EU procurement directives and reflecting our commitment to quality.
Our basket has also received ABS Type Approval Product Design Assessment (PDA), which confirms our product’s adherence to manufacturers’ specifications, ABS Rules, and national or international standards.
Moreover, we are proud to have earned the NORSOK standard, a highly regarded safety standard in Norway. Our 1145-4-N basket is the world’s only basket to receive this approval and is fully certified by DNV-GL according to this stringent standard.
Safe Transfer is a 100% owned subsidiary of West-Marine A/S. West-Marine has worked in the maritime industry since 1969.