Personnel Transfer Bridge (PTB)

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The CraneSafeTM Personnel Transfer Bridge (PTB) is primarily used for the safe transit of personnel during connected conditions between tender or FPSO vessels and fixed platforms or floating vessels (such as tension leg platforms or spars).

  • Enables easy connection/disconnection from the structure
  • Compensates for relative motion
  • Provides a conduit for safe transfer of personnel between two structures

CraneSafe is the leader in Personnel Transfer products in the Asia Pacific region.

CraneSafe prides itself on ensuring weight and overall envelope size are kept to a minimum.

The PTB is an alternative to the fixed Personnel Access Ramp (PAR), which is utilized extensively in more benign water environments.

Technical Specifications


Maximum length boom 60.7 ft (18.7 meters)
Maximum length 162.5 ft (50 meters)
Telescoping speed 1.5 ft/sec (0.46 meters/second)
Max luffing from mid position +/- 12 degrees
Max luffing speed 2 degree/sec
Slew 330 degrees
Slew speed 120 deg/min
Design load 100 lbs/sq.ft
Certification ABS Available