The upgrade of the ‘Esvagt Bravo’ improves mood and job satisfaction.
Peter Vie is master on board ESVAGT’s eldest ship, the 52 year old ‘Esvagt Bravo’. He is delighted about the upgraded, modern workplace that he now has on board the ‘Esvagt Bravo’.
“It is a good vessel and has never had any problems but it was a little dark and old-fashioned. Now that everything seems lighter, you can really see what a difference it makes,” he says.
Like most of the crew, Peter Vie is a former fisherman and is used to working on small vessels and in cramped conditions.
“We don’t mind that – it’s cosy - but it is also important for a vessel looks good. It is our home – and that is how we treat it too. That also means that you want it to look nice,” says the man who was allowed to paint his own cabin some years ago to make it lighter.
According to Peter Vie, the biggest improvement has been the few square metres of extension added to the suit room. This has freed up space in other places and made it possible to optimise the layout. The bilge keel is also a stroke of genius: “It has made the vessel a good 200 percent better”.
All in all, the general renovation of the vessel is a real bonus, he says:
“Being on a nice vessel is important for your mood. You also feel appreciated, I think. We have an owner who works hard to make sure that we feel comfortable and that makes you happy,” says Peter Vie.
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.