Rescue mission - Pauline S

Rescue mission - Pauline S - ESVAGT


  • 6 November 1985
  • Windforce up to 40 m/s
  • Wave heights up to 12 metres
  • All 8 crewmembers of the PAULINE S rescued
  • Rescue by use of the FRC.


In gale force conditions the coaster PAULINE S had suffered severe damages on her hatches and the windows on the bridge were smashed.

ESVAGT BRAVO was released from her station at the Tyra Field to assist if necessary.

The two rescue helicopters present, were unable to hoist from PAULINE S due to lack of safe hoisting area.

The Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) from ESVAGT BRAVO was launched and recovered twice in order to rescue all 8 crewmembers on board.

The crewmembers of the ESVAGT BRAVO later received an award from "Crown Prince Frederik's Foundation" for the outstanding performance.