Plastic caps from the ‘Esvagt Mercator’ contribute to training of guide dogs

Press release   •   Jan 08, 2020 08:45 CET

Nearly 90 kg of caps from the 'Esvagt Mercator' are contributing to three guide dogs being trained.

The good vessel ‘Esvagt Mercator’ has pleased the Belgian Center for Guide Dogs by donating towards training of guide dogs.

The ‘Esvagt Mercator’ services the offshore wind farms Belwind and Nobelwind in Belgian waters, and ESVAGT’s crew have collected recyclable caps together with the client MHI Vestas Offshore Wind from juice boxes, milk cartons and plastic bottles in the vessel’s messroom, which added up to nearly 90 kg over a period of 16 months. These caps are now converted into a donation contributing to three guide dogs being trained in Belgium every year.

The donation was picked up by a happy Labrador and its delighted owners.


ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea and a market leader within offshore wind solutions. 

We support the offshore Oil & Gas industries with a wide range of specialized services: Standby, Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (ERRV), Oil spill response, Firefighting, Tanker assists, Rig moves, Supply services and Interfield transfer of cargo and personnel.

We service offshore wind farms and have a fleet of dedicated Service Operation Vessels (SOV), which ESVAGT pioneered in 2010. 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 1000 employees on- and offshore.