It was a significant anniversary that ESVAGT celebrates this Sunday, February 21st, as the standby vessel ‘Esvagt Preserver’ reaches 30 years of operation in the North Sea without a single leave of absence due to a work-related incident – what is commonly known as LTI in the industry.
The vessel, which has been working for Maersk Oil/Total during all 30 years, started its contract in 1991 – before Denmark won the European Football Championship, and while the Warsaw Pact still existed.
‘This performance is further enhanced by the fact that the ‘Esvagt Preserver’ has been busy during all 30 years. The vessel has not only operated as standby vessel, but has versatilely solved many contract-related service tasks. A careful guess would be that 25,000 personnel transfers have been completed with our customer’s employees thanks to our specially designed FRBs (ESVAGT Fast Rescue Boats) over the past 30 years – professionally, competently and safely – every time!’ he says.
‘ESVAGT has proven a commitment and dedication 24/7/365 to maintain a strong safety culture onboard. A culture that ensures everyone goes home safely to their families’, says Sven Dalehaug, Head of Marine, Geomatics and Underwater at Total:
‘The ‘Esvagt Preserver’s achievement is a direct result of what it means to live and breathe safety – every single day. We have a very good and strong working relation with the vessel and ESVAGT, and this achievement is proof that open door philosophy and good integration of team ESVAGT and team Total can make exceptional results together’, he says.