Bf is back and kept an eye out for all vegan options at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, but he thinks it’s gonna be difficult for a vegan. Many, many meat/fish/vegetarian options, but the choices for a vegan are very limited to fruit, bread (which you would have to check with the chef, since they make everything themselves on the oil platform), vegetables, salad and rice/pasta/potato.
Last time he was on the same platform, they also had beans at lunch and dinner, but this time they only had vegetables and salad.
He also said that since the chefs on the platform make everything themselves each day (the breads, the cookies, the desserts, etc), you could also try and ask the chefs if they could make you some vegan options, it seems like they are generally very accommodating and willing to listen to your dietary wishes.
He also asked other people on the platform about the food on other platforms that they had been on, and they all said the same: that it would be pretty hard for a vegan and that there isn’t a big variety of food available beside fruit for breakfast and salad, vegetables and rice/pasta/potato for lunch and dinner.
Also all the stories he heard from the other men came down to this: the smaller the oil platform/the lesser people work on the platform, the crappier the food is and the less variety is offered. So the bigger the platform is that you are going to, the bigger the changes are that you’ll be able to find enough to eat at each meal.
Funny story he heard while asking around about the food on other platforms:
A few men once had to work on an oil platform where only 5-7 people worked on, and they didn’t even have a chef on board or even a kitchen. All they had was a small deep fryer and a mini freezer filled with fries and snacks for the deep fryer. And after a few days of using the fryer for breakfast, lunch, dinner, the fat in the pan needed to be replaced, so one guy took the pan and took it to the sea, to (illegally) dump the old fat into the sea. But he had forgotten to take out the little basket which you put the fries/snacks in, so he chucked that out as well with the old fat. So then they couldn’t use the deep fryer anymore and thus they had nothing to eat anymore
So they had to have a chopper come to the platform and deliver a new deep fryer