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Oil spill exercise successfully completed

Press Release   •   May 17, 2016 13:23 BST

The exercise uses popcorn. In seawater, popcorn and oil behave almost identically.

Every year, ESVAGT and DONG hold a combined exercise to ensure that their oil spill contingency plans function as intended.

The exercise proved just that when the beach and waterfront of Børsmose Strand provided the backdrop to this year’s drill.

“We have built up a detailed routine for working and cooperating over many years of practise,” says Ole Ditlev Nielsen, Chief Commercial & Safety Officer:

“It is a very important area of activity for us and a good opportunity to ensure that the many colleagues that have been with us for many years share their experience with colleagues that have joined us since the last exercise was carried out. It is the optimal background for knowledge sharing, both internally and with our working partners,” he says.

The oil spill exercise is also used to ensure that the contact and cooperation with authorities works well. That was also a resounding success.

The exercise uses popcorn. In seawater, popcorn and oil behave almost identically. 

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.