Safety and quality strengthened by developing boat handling competences

Press release   •   Apr 25, 2017 09:00 CEST

ESVAGT is mapping boat handling competences to maintain and develop its competitive advantage.

ESVAGT is mapping the boat handling competences of its employees to ensure optimal crewing for its work and ensure its skippers have the best conditions on board.

’Safety & Support at Sea’ is ESVAGT's mission, and the core of this mission is the company's ability to sail Fast Rescue Boats and Safe Transfer Boats in the challenges it meets.

This is a competitive advantage that we need to maintain and develop, and this is achieved by, amongst other things, constantly developing the crews’ boat handling competences. Over the last two years, ESVAGT has mapped the sailing competences of each and every crew member to ensure that they have the skills they need to deliver what is expected of them - and to continually educate and train the crew in specific levels of competence.

“Being the best at sea is at the heart of ESVAGT,” says Steffen Rudbech Nielsen, Head of Ship Management, Operations:

“Whether we are working as support or standby, where we need to be ready to rescue people from the water, or whether our working day consists of transferring wind technicians safely in an offshore wind farm, the competences on board are critical to success. It is important that Crewing has an overview of every seaman's competences to ensure that every ESVAGT vessel has the right crew on board for the task at hand,” he says. 


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 approximately 900 employees on- and offshore.