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Old 12 October 2011, 17:46   #11
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Your right Biff, it's all a load of crap. AP
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Old 12 October 2011, 18:18   #12
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As nchorHandler company is a.good company to workfor Beutifly Kept boats. ! and he's right about STCW Plenty of work for multicat drivers get your YM and then bump it up to StCW 200 ton master by taking the Oral exam.

P and O are looking for YMs at the moment

AH do you work with Roy And Russel Spencer fFeet perchance ?
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Old 12 October 2011, 18:21   #13
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I have just started doing the STCW 95 courses here in Ireland And the first one last week was the PSSR ( Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities) it was mmmm.. yes crap.
But it's needed to get the job.

If any one has a job please feel free to PM me..
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Old 13 October 2011, 02:38   #14
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Ok lets try and put the RYA stuff into some form of context .
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Commercial endorsements for PB2 Advanced Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster (Power or Sail) and Advanced Powerboat Instructor
Ideal if you want to work for a charter company offer rib rib rides mile builders , corporate work teach.

STCW 95 ideal for those wanting to enter the commercial world to work offshore, or on ferries, windfarm support vessels, tanker and superyachts, tugs and so on as crew or for those who wish to work up to Master Mariner or Officer of the watch.
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Old 13 October 2011, 03:47   #15
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AH do you work with Roy And Russel Spencer fFeet perchance ?
Hi Rogue wave

Yes indeed, we have AB's that work for us that can drive the tugs and then we have a handfull of lads that can do things with them that make you rub your eyes in disbeleif!...Roy is one of those drivers! I've seen Roy perform some maneuvers that just dont seem possible until all of a sudden....he's done it! and the best bit is that he manages to do it without thrashing the engines

Russel has nearly completed his training and we expect him to be 'signed off' in the next few months.

Loose Moose, got your PM and will reply to it shortly.

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Old 13 October 2011, 13:34   #16
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Martini. Have a word with trinity house. I'll see if I can dig up a name for ya
Thanks Biff, I'm already signed up for email alerts to their vacancies. I know they offer cadetships sometimes but prob not to 37 year olds. Would be a brilliant place to go though, working on Patricia. I've had work experience doing offshore buoy maintenance a long time ago, really enjoyed it.
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If you pop over to Cowes next week, give me call and i will arrange for one of our launches to pick you up and bring you over for a look around/chat and you will see first hand what kind of job you can get with the right ticket
That's a fantastically generous offer Simon, thank you. I will pm you shortly

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Thanks Tim, will pm you shortly as well.

Thanks everyone else for the advice & comments so far too
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Old 26 March 2012, 05:57   #17
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Matt, go the STCW route as further down the line if you chose to take your sea going career further and enter the commercial sector then you will undoubtable be confronted by an employer who will require STCW fire fighting, Sea survival, first aid and that other load of boll&@#s personal hygene and anti-anti social behaviour (or whatever its called these days).

STCW stands for Standards for Training and Certification of Watchkeepers so once you start applying for commercial jobs where your going to be in charge of a watch or any kind of watchkeeping for that matter, your gonna want those certificates under your belt to even get a looking by any employer.

To give you an idea, we employ about 24 AB's (able bodied seemen) who, under their job description must be competent boat handlers as they have to 'drive' the smaller tugs based at the refinery. These tugs are all around the 40 tonne Dwt mark, 900ish HP and have 9-12 tonne bollard pull. they are litterally captains of their own little ships as they assume responsibility for the operation and upkeep of each small tug. Now when we look to recruit AB's we stipulate a minimum of PB 2 with a commercial endorsement BUT I/we will only look at CV's from people holding the aforementioned STCW tickets.

If you pop over to Cowes next week, give me call and i will arrange for one of our launches to pick you up and bring you over for a look around/chat and you will see first hand what kind of job you can get with the right ticket......(the AB's working for us start on a basic salary of 32K per annum but only work 6months of the year as they do 2 weeks on followed by 2weeks holiday) We also have a regular training program
where we send them to college to obtain their officer of the watch ticket (unlimited). Once they have completed the conversion program they are re-employd as 2nd officers. From there they can choose to go all the way through the system finishing up with qualifications that can (eventually) allow them to captain a cruise ship or super tanker or any vessel they choose.

PM me for my phone number if your inerested.

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Hello Simon

Just joined Ribs....looking for employment in the commercial boating industry and came across your reply to another member. I see that it was from 2010 but wondered if you still operate the tugs and would welcome advise as to the correct tickets to hold in order to gain employement.

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Old 27 March 2012, 10:33   #18
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Hello Simon

Just joined Ribs....looking for employment in the commercial boating industry and came across your reply to another member. I see that it was from 2010 but wondered if you still operate the tugs and would welcome advise as to the correct tickets to hold in order to gain employement.

Many Thanks

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Hi Grahame

Yes, Still running the tugs.

I think the advise I gave to Martini is pretty much what you need to be aiming for as a minimum to gain entry in the commercial sector.

You have to understand that nowadays, for a company to win a contract it has to prove that its employees are both competent and safety conscious in the job they will be performing.
Major contract givers like the oil industry, offshore or even windfarm work companies cannot afford to have LTI's (Lost Time Icidents) on their hands. An LTI is time that an employees 'loses' due to having an accident himself or causes someone else to have. This looks bad on their statistics which in turn males them sem like irresponsible employers. (not to mention any possible sick pay or compensation payout etc...which no employer wants) LTI's may also cause all or part of the company's operation to shut-down which obviously costs money.
What im getting at is that the standards are continually increasing for both the companies that employ and the employees who seek to work with them.
You may be able to find work as a trainee with only basic qualifications but most employers will require STCW courses and some kind of commercial endorsment on an RYA ticket.

Martini recently spent 10 days makey-learny with us getting the hang of damaging driving the tugs.....

Im sure he will give you some advice if you PM him.

Right, Off to pump the bilges of my Inbox as it seems to be overflowing

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Hello Simon

Thanks for your reply and advice...I already have PBL 2 Commercially Endorsed an STCW95 a VHF/DSC Licence and at the moment I am doing the Day Skipper with a Tidal Endorsement, so when I complete this I will look at doing the Advanced PB.

Thanks again Grahame
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Hi AH

I was wondering if you would be able to PM me with some detail about how to gain a position with the company you are with?

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