‘Esvagt Sigma’ and ‘Esvagt Alpha’ save 4 lifes at sea

Press release   •   Feb 28, 2017 17:39 CET

ESVAGT FRB launched to rescue the crew on board the pleasure craft

This morning ‘Esvagt Sigma’ received a mayday from a small pleasure craft who was taking water in and had lost propulsion. ‘Esvagt Sigma’ was released from standby duties and send to rescue. 

The distance was 15 nautical miles. Wind and seastate was 6-7 Beaufort.

‘Esvagt Alpha’ was on her way to ‘Esvagt Sigma’ to perform crew change. At the time of her arrival it was concluded that the pleasure craft could not be saved it was decided to rescue the 4 persons to ESVAGT Alpha.

‘Esvagt Alpha’ will bring the 4 rescued persons ashore to Norwegian port.

Bravo Zulu to the crew on ‘Esvagt Sigma’ and ‘Esvagt Alpha’ for a job well done. It documents the value of the daily training performed by all ESVAGT vessels in similar weather conditions.


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.