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Old 10 June 2013, 07:01   #1
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Polar expedition skipper looking for freelance work

Greetings folks,

Firstly a big hello - I have spent some time reading through this forum and there are some good blokes on here and some good discussion - I cant quite believe I hadn't found it sooner to be honest. I hope to become a more active member, so please do ask any questions you might have, or just get in touch and say hello.

I will make this brief as possible -

I am a 28 year old male, just returned from the Arctic working a redbay stormforce for 3 months, prior to that I spent 2.5 years in South Georgia in the sub antarctic as senior boating officer for the British Antarctic Survey running 5.5 humbers, and 12m Mustang Marine rib workers, before that I was a SAR Mission Coordinator and Deputy Watch Manager for HMCG (Humber and Solent MRCCs) and volunteer lifeboatman. I am currently working towards STCW95 Master 500 ton unlimited, already have YM Offshore, Powerboat Instructor and numerous other bits of paper. Some of you might recognise my name from my articles in Powerboat and RIB mag about antarctica and rescue planning.

I am looking for freelance work starting immediately to fit around my studies. I will consider anything up to 200 ton - deliveries, instructing, charter, workboats - anything. I am based in the Solent area for now, but can travel.

Sorting a mobile phone today so can provide a number to interested parties.

Cheers chaps,
Matt Kenney
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Old 10 June 2013, 07:29   #2
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Welcome to the site. Sounds as though you have had an interesting career! Good luck with your search.
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Old 10 June 2013, 07:31   #3
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Cheers bud... I built a PAC 22 from hull up a few years ago - cracking little boats!
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Old 10 June 2013, 07:49   #4
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Cheers bud... I built a PAC 22 from hull up a few years ago - cracking little boats!
Mine has turned into rather more of a project than intended. It will be a while before it is finished.
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Old 10 June 2013, 08:54   #5
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Welcome to RIBnet PolarBear. I like your last boat:

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Old 10 June 2013, 09:58   #6
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Welcome aboard Matt. Hope you have a good sense of humour you will need it on here
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Old 10 June 2013, 13:09   #7
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and there are some good blokes on here and some good discussion -
that's you on Janet's hit list now
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Old 10 June 2013, 14:20   #8
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With your background I would give BP a call and get on the ARCC'S they like Lifeboat/ MCA experience

The ARCC boats hang off Grampian ships which are owned by North Star shipping/Craig group. I believe that BP owns the ARCC boats but the management and crewing of them is handled by North Star, Queen Street Aberdeen

I think they do 3 on 3 off so plenty of time for study.

Also trailer bloke on this Forum runs a company that is fun to work for
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Welcome aboard Matt. Hope you have a good sense of humour you will need it on here
Cheers Kerny - some say I'm pretty senseless most of the time, but what little I have is for a good laugh...

Will - thats the badger.. the owner is driving in that vid, but Ive got a few of me own now aswell... good little boats by the Oirish there...
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Rogue wave - top suggestion there... I do have some north sea work on the cards mate, but I'll look in to BP none the less. Cheers for the thought...
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