New facilities for crews taken into service

Press release   •   Jan 21, 2016 09:56 CET

The Crew Centre has been fitted out in the newly furbished logistics building. It boasts areas for relaxation and rooms for crew briefing and de-briefing. It is designed to offer better conditions for waiting crew members.

ESVAGT’s new premises on Dokhavnen have also brought better facilities for crews.

When gathering all of ESVAGT’s activities at one address in Esbjerg, the company also wanted to create better facilities for crews when waiting and relaxing.

A crew facility area linked to the newly built premises on Dokvej 4 in Esbjerg has been created where crew members can wait to sail out or to travel home. The new Crew Centre has been furnished with sofas and armchairs for half a dozen people, and should more space be needed, the newly finished conference room with room for another 40 people can be taken into use.

The crew of the crew change vessel, the ’Esvagt Beta’ are delighted with the new facilities. Claus Rexen Petersen and Peter Færgemann Mortensen, both able seamen on board the ‘Esvagt Beta’ are getting used to spending time in the crew centre before departure:

“It is a really nice area which will certainly making waiting for the vessel on the way out or waiting to go home much more comfortable,” says Claus Rexen Petersen:

“You can watch the news, chat, play games, get to know your colleagues, read or take a nap – and it is certainly a lot better than standing and waiting on the quayside,” he says.

Peter Færgemann Mortensen agrees:

“Many crew members come from quite far away and it is really good for them to have somewhere to relax while they are waiting to go out or go home. As more crew members spend time here, it will strengthen our camaraderie and solidarity across the fleet – you can put more names to faces,” he says.

Lateral teamwork was one of the synergy goals of bringing ESVAGT together at one address in Esbjerg and gains can already be seen:

”We communicate much more with both the office and the workshop now. For example, easier access to the Suits Workshop is a real plus as we can talk to our colleagues who service our suits,” says Rexen Petersen.


The new Crew Centre is one of the logistics, servicing and warehouse buildings that form the sailors’ base with its lounge facilities, briefing and de-briefing rooms and suit storage room.

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.