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Captain publishes children’s book

Press Release   •   Feb 22, 2015 19:09 GMT

Captain, Arly Halkjær Pedersen, makes his debut as children’s author with the book ’Mikkel Rævehale og hans venner’, Michael Foxtail and his friends. The book is based on the many tall stories told by old sailors that sit on the bench by the harbour

Captain Arly Halkjær Pedersen, can do more than fulfil his duties on the ’Esvagt Christina’. He has just made his debut as children’s author with the book, ’Mikkel Rævehale og hans venner’, Michael Foxtail and his friends.

The book has been underway for quite some time:

“One day over 30 years ago, my son, Mikkel, came home from school and told me that he had promised the other boys in the second year that I would write a story for them. So I had no choice – I had to get writing and eventually we had 12 chapters and enough for a book,” explained Arly Halkjær Pedersen.

There was originally only one copy of the book, which was read aloud for the second year class. Arly Halkjær Pedersen was in contact with several publishing houses about releasing the book and even had an agreement in place with one publishing house, which unfortunately went bankrupt before publishing. Now the publishing house, Forlaget Hedelund, has released the book:

“I had plenty of ideas for more books when I wrote it but I am 69 now and don’t think I will be writing many new books. But it is fun to have this one published,” says Arly Halkjær Pedersen.

ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea, founded on an experienced and well-trained offshore crew and unmatched rescue capabilities.

We support the offshore Oil & Gas industries with a wide range of specialized services: Standby, Emergency Response and Resque Vessels (ERRV), Oil spill response, Firefighting, Tanker assists, Rig moves, Supply services and Interfield transfer of cargo and personnel.

In 2010, ESVAGT brought the dedicated offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOV) to the market. The SOVs provide accommodation for up to 40 technicians, storage for small turbine parts and a workshop, plus personnel and equipment transfer capabilities by either Walk-to-Work gangway system or Safe Transfer Boats.

ESVAGT was founded in 1981 and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and more than 900 employees on- and offshore.