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Old 26 January 2008, 16:37   #1
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Work for expierienced rib coxswain

Looking to leave the royal navy shortly and was wondering if there was much work about for rib drivers.

Currently i only hold an rya level 2 and was wondering wether the following experience would count:

qualified for 3 years
gemini / mib
avon searider 6m 75hp efi
pacific 22 mk1 inboard diesel stern leg "z" drive
rigid raider mk1 60hp / 115hp
arctic 24 twin 200hp efi (current craft over 400 hours logged)
arctic 28 twin 250hp
11m single screw workboat
also helmsman of 16m twin screw fpb

All weathers, multitude of tasking from towing to fast pacing up to 32knts, high seas to riverine ops.

If anyone could offer any advice on getting work with either planing or small displacement craft i would really appreciate it.
cheers, jim.
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Old 27 January 2008, 13:51   #2
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Old 27 January 2008, 15:31   #3
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Hi Jim

I think your best bet would be to get a boatmasters ticket or MCA/RYA Commercial Endorsement.

Commercial Endorsements require
powerboat Certificate (Level 2, Dayskipper, Advanced or Coastalskipper)
sea Survival (1 day if you have not alreday got something from current job)
First Aid (1 day if you have not alreday got something from current job)
22 rubber stamp fee.

If you were to comercially endorse you Level 2, it would qualify you to skipper u[p to 3 miles form your Nominated Departyre Point (by day). If you stepped up to the advanced certificates of competence you would be qualified to skipper up to 20 miles form a safe haven (day and night).

These tickets are what charter skippers usuallyw ork with, there are other qualification routes for other sorts of RIB work and Im sure other foruk members can fill you in.

PM me if you need any more info

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Old 28 January 2008, 15:35   #4
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requirements for comm. endorsement

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In addition to the items listed will Jim (for brevety) need a medical, to get his level 2 commercially endorsed?

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Yes re the medical - either an ML5 form completed by own GP or an ENG1 completed by an MCA approved doctor...

Forms and info on the MCA website...

Gordon...

Work wise, it may be worth getting the advanced as above and consider dropping a safety boat driver's ticket and Instructor ticket along the way...opens a few more doors....

Gordon...

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I should have added as well that if you are time served RN, you may be able to get soem if not all of your training paid for under resettlement - well worth asking your resettlement officer for info as I have heard rumoured that things like Yachmaster can be (part or wholly) funded as a resettlement course...I left the RAF many years ago and realised too late that this coudl have been an option - well worth exploring though...

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Old 29 January 2008, 13:20   #6
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In addition to the items listed will Jim (for brevety) need a medical, to get his level 2 commercially endorsed?

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Thanks Paul

Yes indeed medical as well. The form is avalible on the download section of our website.

Jim some of this stuff can be contributed to by re settlement, however part of the allowance is for accomadation, books, travel etc. Just had a guy finiahed a package of resettlemnet today
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If anyone could offer any advice on getting work with either planing or small displacement craft i would really appreciate it.
cheers, jim.
Hi Jim,

Have a look at these guys: www.mvs.org.uk they would be able to give you access to displacement craft and they could use your skills in return, they may even be able to help get you commercially endorsed etc.

Also put your details on the new manpower section of Scuttlebut: http://www.scuttlebut.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=25
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[QUOTE=Gordon;235814] Yes re the medical - either an ML5 form completed by own GP or an ENG1 completed by an MCA approved doctor...


Ah you learn well grasshopper,

get soem if not all of your training paid for under resettlement - well worth asking your resettlement officer for info as I have heard rumoured that things like Yachmaster can be (part or wholly) funded as a resettlement course...

Gordon



Gordon is giving good advice here! it's worth contacting one of the premier commercial training organisations about what they reccomend Falke Nutec are excellent and did my OPITO FRC and STCW Coxswans course they are however V expensive but they can open the doors to a lot of work.

I get more work from my STCW and OPITO tickets than I do from my RYA tickets It sometimes pays as much as 3 times the rate that you can get as an RYA commercial driver.

It depends on exactly what sort of work you want, long term away from homes or just a couple of days a week
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