Lifeboats on tow

Press release   •   Sep 26, 2016 11:11 CEST

Crew from 'Esvagt Dee' rigging one of the lifeboats

The 'Esvagt Dee' has towed two 65-man lifeboats from Kristiansund to Draugen, where the boats will replace the two lifeboats scheduled for planned servicing.

To tow the boats, one ESVAGT colleague had to be transferred to the 24 ton lifeboats and perform the hooking action while the boat was held in position by the 'Esvagt Dee' and a work boat.

The boats that were replaced were towed back to Kristiansund.

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.