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Successful docking of the 'Esvagt Aurora'

Press Release   •   May 05, 2017 09:46 BST

'Esvagt Aurora' in dry dock at GMC in Stavanger

For the first time since its delivery from the Zamakone Ship Yard in Spain in 2012, the ’Esvagt Aurora’ returned to dry dock at the end of April for a special survey.

“The ’Esvagt Aurora’ is the largest and most complex vessel that ESVAGT has sent for special survey to date. The vessel has been sailing practically non-stop since delivery in 2012 and has only had one day off service”, says Kristian Ole Jakobsen, Chief Operating Officer for ESVAGT.

The nine days in dock went according to plan and with a clear cost-conscious focus. The crew took full advantage of the trip to the shipyard; they readied the vessel as much as possible before arrival and worked tirelessly while they were in dock.

“We looked into the market in great depth and, for several reasons, chose to put the ’Esvagt Aurora’ in to dock at GMC in Stavanger. Our customer, ENI Norge, requested that we return to location as soon as possible and that the docking was carried out within the designated period, if possible,” says Kristian Ole Jakobsen.

ESVAGT chose to send its own electricians to the shipyard to perform the electrical work and ESVAGT mechanics were also sent to perform the annual inspection, etc., on the three boats onboard:

“We wanted to spare the time spent transporting the Fast Rescue Boats and Daughter Craft forwards and backwards to the workshop in Esbjerg. We are also very particular that our boats are serviced and maintained according to our own standards for quality and by us, so we chose to send ESVAGT mechanics to the shipyard. It worked out well – the boats were serviced and inspected without any problems,” 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 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 approximately 900 employees on- and offshore.