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ESVAGT donates Christmas presents to hospital clowns

Press release   •   Feb 18, 2015 12:00 CET

Jan Heimbürger, Fleet Personel Officer (left) and sailor Lars Christensen, handed a cheque for 52,500 Danish kroner to hospital clowns, Fiola (left) and Sally 52.500 at the ship’s hospital on board the ‘Esvagt Cobra’.

105 sailors and office staff at ESVAGT chose to tick the box marked “Esbjerg Hospital Clowns” when they selected their Christmas present from the shipping company. 52,500 Danish kroner was handed over to clowns, Fiola and Sally.

“It was easy, simple and straightforward – and went to a really good cause.”

This is how sailor, Lars Christensen, described ticking the box next to “Esbjerg Hospital Clowns” when he chose his Christmas present from the shipping company this year

104 of his fellow colleagues did the same, making it possible to donate a cheque for 52,500 Danish kroner to Fiola and Sally the clowns. The cheque was handed over during a visit to the ship’s hospital on board the ’Esvagt Cobra’.

This donation will help make it possible for Fiola, the hospital clown, and Sally, the apprentice clown, to visit children in Esbjerg three times a week.

“It is a big deal for an organisation like ours when a company and its employees choose to donate a large amount to our work. ESVAGT’s donation will help make sure that we can continue to visit children in hospital in Esbjerg,” explained Kenneth Øhrberg, director for Danish Hospital Clowns.

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.