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Old 17 February 2004, 06:26   #1
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Volunteer opportunity for Rib pilots in Africa

We are an internationally respected wildlife conservation NGO, working in collaboration with the govt of Gabon, Central Africa, in the management of some aspects of a brand new network of 13 national parks. One branch of our work involved marine issues and requires us to run sea missions in coastal waters off Gabon, using RIBS and possibly other vessels. We are therefore looking for qualified RIB pilots interested in volunteering their services for 6 months to a year. The candidate would not be salaried, but would have basic accomodation, flights, and food costs covered. Duties will include the maintenance of the RIB (probably a Gemini WR600), and sea missions to patrol the national park. Illegal trawler fishing is a problem, and some fishing boats will be approached and photographed. Missions are also likely to include census work for cetaceans (especially the annual humpback whale migration past the Gabonese coast), and other scientific work (inventories, oil pollution, monitoring).
The candidate will have relevent power boat qualifications and experience in open sea conditions. Candidates with the following skills and interests will be considered preferentially: boat/motor repairs and maintenance, rough water experience, general mechanical skills, interest in natural history/marine biology, some knowledge of conversational French. Candidates should preferably be single and in excellent physical condition. This is a unique opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge, adventure, and incredible wildlife.
If interested, please send a CV, or a cover letter to r.j.parnell@stir.ac.uk
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I'd like to nominate Manos for this job, he has all the qualifications requested, the only stipulation would be that you keep him for more than 6 months!
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Old 17 February 2004, 15:06   #4
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Any reason why you're not employing local people?

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Old 17 February 2004, 15:50   #5
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Re: Volunteer opportunity for Rib pilots in Africa

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Illegal trawler fishing is a problem, and some fishing boats will be approached and photographed.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience of using firearms in close quarter combat situations. Training is on the job but munitions will be supplied.
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Old 17 February 2004, 16:41   #6
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Old 17 February 2004, 17:05   #7
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Date to start..

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Can I ask what date you would be looking for this volenteer (how many are you after) to start?
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Old 17 February 2004, 17:14   #8
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Accident prone candidates need not apply.
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Queue Fixing

Phil,

Don't think you can now jump to the front of the list for this!!

GET IN LINE...

I'm VERY CURIOUS about this.


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Always knew that Army (PARA) training might come in handy!
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Old 17 February 2004, 18:45   #10
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Always knew that Army (PARA) training might come in handy!
Didn't they teach you how to land and roll without injuring yourself? I don't think you'll be 'dropped' into Gabon.
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