What is the purpose, activities and aims of the Association?
The Association has been established to co-ordinate the common interests of the Owners and Operators in the future development of Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels, and to promote the safety and development of standby services with the aim of being the world leaders in rescue and recovery services.
Who are the Members of the Association?
The following companies are the Full Members of the Association who are engaged in the provision of vessels and crews for offshore rescue and recovery services:
How is the Association governed?
The Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel Association's Directors meet four times a year to discuss all matters affecting the Association, from operational requirements, training, health and safety, statutory requirements, legal and financial matters etc.
The Association has a Chairman who is involved on a part time daily basis in running the Association's financial, legal and interface activities with Operators, the HSE, MCA and similar bodies, as directed by the Members.
Who can become a Member of the Association?
Any person, company or firm being the proprietor of a business engaged with its own employees and ships in the provision of safety standby services to the offshore oil and gas exploration development research or production industry whose vessels / crews fully comply with the following Guidelines:
The Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel Management Guidelines Issue 4 May 2008
How many crew are employed on ERRV's?
There are approximately 3,000 officers and ratings currently employed on Member's vessels entered into Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel Association.
How many ERRV's are in the Association?
As at June 2011 there were 119 ERRV's operated by Member companies.