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"The trade gets into your blood on the small vessels"

Press Release   •   Jun 04, 2018 07:03 BST

Arni J. J. Johanson, Marine Engineer on the ’Esvagt Charlie’.

“Group 3 vessels are important culture carriers in ESVAGT. You learn seamanship and you learn your way around a vessel. The trade gets into your blood on the small vessels. I grew up in the fishing trade and am used to working on small vessels but for those who don’t have that background, the Group 3 vessels are an excellent place to get seamanship in your DNA and learn the trade.”

“What is good about the small vessels is that you get very close to each other. You talk to your colleagues because you work closely with them all the time. You learn a lot about safety because the vessel is livelier than the large vessels, and you learn how to look after yourself and your colleagues. Many crew members in the fleet have been on Group 3 vessels as assistants and have then moved on to other vessels and other positions. They bring the culture – safety, togetherness and their approach to work – with them when they leave”. 

About ESVAGT

ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea and a market leader within offshore wind solutions. 

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.

We service offshore wind farms and have a fleet of dedicated Service Operation Vessels (SOV), which Esvagt pioneered in 2010. 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.