“Group 3 vessel crews are highly demanded”

Press release   •   Apr 10, 2018 11:49 CEST

Michael Bysted, studying as home-trade master, previously crew member of group 3 vessel, the ’Esvagt Echo’.

“When you sail on group 3 vessels, you gain masses of skills and seamanship. There is no dynamic positioning and so on; if you want to stay still, you have to hold on to the rudder. The small vessels aren’t fancy but the quality of them is enormous. You learn the trade from the bottom up.”

“Group 3 vessels have many varied tasks. The vessels are usually in the Danish sector and have many more tasks as standby vessel than those in the Norwegian sector, for example. You get to try many varied tasks, so you learn a great deal and develop.”

“When you have worked on group 3 vessels, you are much sought after! The other crews in the fleet know that on group 3 vessels you have learnt a lot, tried many tasks and worked hard every day. You know how important it is to be a good colleague – you have to be when there is so little space and so few crew members to do all the jobs that there are on the small vessels.”


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 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.