New crewing system increases safety and overview

Press release   •   Mar 20, 2013 15:10 CET

The present system will be phased out in favour of a new system, increasing data security and giving a far better overview.

It will be accessible to everyone, but not all information will be accessible to everyone.

This is how to summarize two essential improvements to the crewing system that ESVAGT will implement during 2013.

OCS - or On-soft Computer System – is a Norwegian system, especially designed for offshore and maritime companies, and many large offshore-companies and shipping companies make use of this system.

- OCS will be a great improvement in several areas, says Helle Heegaard, Fleet Personnel Officer at ESVAGT:

- The existing solution that we have is not suitable for our everyday. This consists of various different excel spreadsheets which are not mutually updated, and therefore they have to be constantly cross coordinated. This poses a risk for errors, oversight and loss of data, and overall it is complicated to work with this system, she says.

More secure

Another aspect is, that everyone connected to the existing system, has access to all data here. This is inappropriate, as the protection of personal data security is too low.

- With OCS we are able to dedicate specific access and to decide, who will have access to the various data. This is a distinct improvement to the individual colleague, Helle Heegaard says.

Another advantage is, that OCS is accessible everywhere. One of the limits when using AMOS was the lack of accessibility to the system when being onshore – this is not the fact with the new system:

- It will be accessible, no matter where you are, which is what we have been lacking. For instance, you will now be able to check your work plans at home. In the long term, the self-service part of the system will be offered as well, giving access to pay-checks, settlement of travelling accounts, application for courses and a large variety of elements accessible via OCS, Helle Heegaard says.


We expect that OCS will be implemented as of Q3, 2013, and AMOS to be completely phased out on 1 April, 2014.

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.