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West Gamma 30 years on: ‘I had decided to say goodbye’

West Gamma 30 years on: ‘I had decided to say goodbye’

Press releases   •   Aug 25, 2020 10:17 CEST

The Norwegian radio telegraphist Laila Ausland Cock had spent 20 minutes in a frothing sea and had given up any hope of rescue when the ’Esvagt Protector’s crew found her.

West Gamma 30 years on: ‘I was completely calm because they knew their job!’

West Gamma 30 years on: ‘I was completely calm because they knew their job!’

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2020 09:09 CEST

While the ’Esvagt Omega’ was saving the rig West Gamma’s offshore workers from the waves, Asbjørn Rislaa was lying in the water and admiring the professional rescue team at work.

West Gamma 25 years on: Facts, interviews, etc.

West Gamma 25 years on: Facts, interviews, etc.

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2015 13:50 CEST

Whilst being towed from the Norwegian sector, the accommodation platform, West Gamma, was hit by a violent storm on the 20th of August 1990.

West Gamma 25 years on: The rescue operation that set the future for ESVAGT

West Gamma 25 years on: The rescue operation that set the future for ESVAGT

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2015 13:41 CEST

On the night of the 21st of August 1990, ESVAGT rescued 46 people from the capsized accommodation platform, West Gamma. An operation that proved to be pivotal for ESVAGT.

West Gamma 25 years on: “It is not courage that saves lives – it is training”

West Gamma 25 years on: “It is not courage that saves lives – it is training”

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2015 13:26 CEST

The rescue of the crew of the West Gamma is one of ESVAGT’s finest hours. These are the experiences of four key people from that August night 25 years ago.