Crew pleased with upgrade

Press release   •   Jun 03, 2015 09:47 CEST

René Kjær (left) and Jimmy B. Rasmussen are pleased with the completely upgraded ‘Esvagt Preventer’.

The upgrade of the ’Esvagt Preventer’ has improved working and living conditions on board, say crew members.

”This is our home half the time, so it is important to morale that you like being there.”

Explains René Kjær, chief officer on board the ‘Esvagt Preventer’. He has every reason to smile because the “Esvagt Preventer” has just returned from a thorough refit that saw everything from top to bottom stripped back and renewed. This completely new interior makes a difference.

“Many of the impractical things have been tidied up. The set up in the cabins is better and the mess room has been made bigger. The smoking room, TV room and washrooms – everything has been improved. The wheelhouse has been made lighter and the sight and view have been improved, which is really good,” he says.

Jimmy B. Rasmussen, who has worked as AB on board the ‘Esvagt Preventer’ for the last five years, agrees:

“Conditions for the crew both for working and for free time are much better, he says:

“The vessel is much more corporate-like now. It is light, it looks good and everything is well arranged. The flow of work is much better. We no longer need to drag supplies from bow to stern, making things easier and safer. Having an osmosis system on board also means a great deal, as we can now produce our own drinking and bathing water. That makes us feel much better because we no longer need to keep an eye on how much water we are using and it makes us safer as we avoid having to bunker for fresh water, he says.

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.