Raising FRB competences

Press release   •   Nov 24, 2017 10:05 CET

“It is essential that ESVAGT maintains its advantage in sailing Fast Rescue Boats (FRB) and a team of recently appointed FRB assessors will contribute significantly to that” says Steffen Rudbech Nielsen, Head of Ship Management, Operation.

ESVAGT is investing significantly in strengthening and developing Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) sailing skills for its employees.

After mapping and evaluating every employee’s sailing skills, ESVAGT is investing heavily in further developing their competences:

“It is absolutely essential that ESVAGT continually develops its FRB competences,” says Steffen Rudbech Nielsen, Head of Ship Management, Operation:

“ESVAGT’s success is based on providing services that our competitors cannot match – and to a large extent, that is linked to the high standard of our competences and constant training in sailing FRBs,” he says.

A team of dedicated FRB assessors will work full time to raise the FRB competences of their colleagues out on the vessels – initially for a period of 6 months. The assessors have already visited 10 vessels and raised the competence level of 20 colleagues so far:

“All ESVAGT seamen need to be able to sail FRBs and sail them well – and this is something that we are investing heavily in now,” says Steffen Rudbech Nielsen.


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.