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Fulton project will help vulnerable young people find work at sea

Press Release   •   Mar 13, 2018 11:29 GMT

Four young people have started on the Fulton-project.

ESVAGT, together with the Lauritzen Fund, Fulton and the municipality of Esbjerg, has entered into a project to break negative social legacy and help young people into education and work. 

For many years, the schooner, Fulton, has been sailing with young people who need help bringing their life back on track or need a new direction in life.

This project will run initially for three years and is aimed at young people from low income families, helping them find a stable daily life, education or training and work.

“A start in maritime life where you are on board a vessel and part of a team has proved to be excellent motivation for young people who have had an unstructured and directionless upbringing,” says Tina Halkjær Nielsen, Recruitment & Training Manager for ESVAGT:

“The combination of meaningful work, responsibility, teamwork and fellowship gives them self-confidence, self-esteem and actual skills. We are pleased to do our part to back a project that will motivate young people to follow a path towards a possible career direction,” she says.

Four young people have started on the project and two of those are already ready to go on to the maritime training school in Svendborg, Svendborg Søfartsskole and on the training vessel, Georg Stage in the summer. This means that there will be room for two new young people in the project in the summer. 

About ESVAGT

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 technicians, spare time facilities, offices and conference room, storage for small turbine parts, workshops, etc. The SOV offers flexible 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 approximately 900 employees on- and offshore.