Esvagt delivered a ‘grand’ Christmas gift to Aberdeen Lifeboat today
Esvagt UK Limited decided not to send company Christmas cards this year – but to donate £1,000 to Aberdeen Lifeboat instead.
Esvagt is a leading provider of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) and their associated fast rescue craft to the offshore sector – essentially, they provide an ‘offshore lifeboat service’ giving cover to offshore installations 100 miles-plus out to sea.
Claus Tafteberg Sørensen, managing director of Esvagt UK Limited says: “Like the RNLI, Esvagt hopes its rescue services will not be called upon - but also like the RNLI we train endlessly to ensure we stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice. There is a natural mutual respect between our people and Esvagt is delighted to be able to support the RNLI this Christmas.”
“£1,000 is a grand Christmas gift in anyone’s book,” says Cal Reed, mechanic and deputy 2nd coxswain of Aberdeen Lifeboat. “Esvagt’s generous donation will be put to good use equipping Aberdeen’s volunteer crew and fuelling the city’s lifeboats.”
Linda McKinlay, chair of the Aberdeen Lifeboat fund-raising group added: “It is always wonderful to receive support from new donors, especially companies with a maritime connection and this goes a long way towards helping with equipment.”
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.