You learn how to sail FRBs here…!

Press release   •   Feb 21, 2018 13:02 CET

Michael Greve, able-bodied seaman, previously crew member of group 3 vessels, ’Esvagt Preventer’ and ’Esvagt Charlie’, and now on the SOV ’Esvagt Faraday’ (photo: Ursula Rechnagel Taylor, Søfart)

“One of the major plusses of sailing the group 3 vessels is the experience you get in sailing Fast Rescue Boats (FRB). On the ’Esvagt Charlie’, for example, we serviced unmanned platforms in the North Sea, with long working days and many transfers of technicians. Many of the group 3 vessels do that sort of work so you really learn how to sail FRBs. You are constantly busy and always on the water and on the move.”

“Another advantage of the group 3 vessels is that they are small. This really helps teamwork because you just have to make things work every day. This helps promote a strong sense of responsibility and an understanding that everyone needs to work together and contribute to the entire team.”

“The small vessels are clearly part of the shipping company’s DNA. The culture is great and there is a strong sense of responsibility that comes from working so closely together in a small team. The work helps to get the company spirit and values right into your DNA and I think that all colleagues should spend some time on group 3 vessels as part of their training in ESVAGT. You really learn your trade and you can bring those skills out to other parts of the fleet.” 


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.