North Sea company donates £1,000 to RNLI Aberdeen Lifeboat

A North Sea vessel supplier has decided not to send company Christmas cards this year – but to donate £1,000 to a lifeboat organisation instead.

Esvagt, in Aberdeen’s Waterloo Quay, will be delivering the £1,000 Christmas gift to the RNLI Aberdeen Lifeboat.

The supply company provides emergency response and rescue vessels in the North Sea for more than 100 miles out to sea.

Claus Tafteberg Sorensen, managing director of Esvagt UK Limited, said: “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.”

Cal Reed, mechanic and deputy 2nd coxswain of Aberdeen Lifeboat, said: “£1,000 is a grand Christmas gift in anyone’s book.

“Esvagt’s generous donation will be put to good use equipping Aberdeen’s volunteer crew and fuelling the city’s lifeboats.”