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New crew change vessel sets sail

Press Release   •   Jul 10, 2017 07:51 BST

HST 780 – ESVAGT’s coming crew change vessel – has been launched at the Zamakone shipyard in Bilbao.

HST 780 – ESVAGT’s coming crew change vessel – has been launched at the Zamakone shipyard in Bilbao.

The vessel will be completed and put through its sea trials up to the 1st of August 2018, after which the vessel will be ready.

Because of the decline in ESVAGT’s activity, the shipping company and the Zamakone shipyard have agreed to delay delivery and the completed vessel will be laid up for a year until August 2018, says Kristian Ole Jakobsen, Chief Operating Officer for ESVAGT:

“Zamakone has been very understanding about the current market situation that means that not all of our vessels are in action. We have worked together to find a solution that we are all very satisfied with,” says Kristian Ole Jakobsen.

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.