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    Hello my name is john I have accepted a job with oocl (through delta marine personnel services through sstg) and I was just looking for some information about them. Haven?t signed the dotted line yet. Just need to do the medical first. I was just interested in knowing your views about them and SSTG. Was offered a job with Clyde but turned it down as I had been offered a job with SSgt and after hearing a story from a friend who is a Clyde cadet he told me to avoid them.

    I have got an interview with maersk coming up. Any views on them
    I have had an interview with Anglo-eastern. Also any views on them
    Had an interview with carnival did not get it .

    Im basically just looking for the best companies to go with, my father?s friend is a lecturer at Fleetwood nautical college and he said James fisher rfa and SSTG are the best.

    I applied to James fisher but never got a reply. Also applied to shell and BP but no luck so far either. Any comments will be greatly appreciated
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    Re: OOCL and other sponsor compaines

    Hi John and welcome, it's great to see you here and I hope you find the site helpful.

    My dealings with SSTG have always been very friendly - they're an honest bunch with a reasonable selection of companies. I haven't gone past the query stage with them though, so I can't really comment there. If anything, I hear more bad things about Clyde than SSTG.

    How did you find your Carnival interview? Did you get through the whole day? I've just been for mine and I'm anxiously awaiting their response.

    With Maersk, there's been a bit of disquiet recently surrounding their post-qualification prospects.

    Anglo Eastern, again can't really comment - not sure about the whole management company thing.

    Personally, I'd stick to the reasonably well known names. Have you tried Princess? RFA? Viking (incl Trinity House etc?)

    Best of luck!

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    • #3
      Re: OOCL and other sponsor compaines

      Hi John, welcome to the site! Deck or Engine?

      RFA is amongst the best... James Fisher is a good 'un, but don't pay loads.

      Anglo-Eastern... probably not the highest payers... they recruit a lot from the developing world.

      Maersk... jury's out on them at the moment.

      Clyde and SSTG = Dundee and Dundee United.

      too early for interviews with Shell & BP.

      OOCL are a Taiwanese outfit... box-boats mostly I would think... fortunes linked to the global trade situation, like Maersk, probably.

      YMMV.
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      • #4
        Re: OOCL and other sponsor compaines

        Here's some good news about OOCL:

        February 03, 2010

        Drewry lists OOIL as most financially sound ocean freight company

        source: http://www.oocl.com/eng/aboutoocl/corpo ... 3feb10.htm

        Who's "Drewry"?!
        http://www.drewrysupplychains.com/
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        • #5
          Re: OOCL and other sponsor compaines

          Some background on Anglo Eastern

          http://www.nlng.com/NLNGnew/operations/Shipping.htm

          linked to Serco-Denholm

          http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ind ... &Itemid=32

          Anglo-Eastern seem to be linked to India and Nigeria in a big way.
          ...but many other places commonly linked to the industry.
          http://www.angloeasterngroup.com/page2.aspx?pageid=6
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          • #6
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            yes OOCl are Taiwanese . have applied toviking but not the RFA and princess. The guy at SSTG said you would be employed throught a english company which they own called delta marine services . and your cheif officer and captain are usally british.

            http://www.deltamarine.co.uk/

            Engine side BTW and looking to do the F/D

            DId not get an interview with Carnival there was 8 or 9 of us 5 did not get an interview. mine was due to the logial test for the engineers. couldnt sus it didnt help that the two other engine guys brothers where already in with carnival.
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            All the things that I want to be
            But now is not the time to cry
            Now's the time to find out why

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            • #7
              AECM

              Can't quite pin down which "blue chip" companies they supply crews to.
              http://www.bairdmaritime.com/index.php? ... &Itemid=87
              I would imagine that companies like Cable & Wireless laying undersea telecoms lines are amongst them.
              They seem to supply crews for a diverse range of vessels.
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              • #8
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                in the interview he did mention there names . was abit reluctant / hush hush to reveal them . and he did tell them to me most i could not rember . not major names the only one i can rember was GBLT. they said 90% of the people they manage were indian as they have there own place in mumbai

                edit have applied to princess throught carnival

                anglo pay was 550 a mounth with accom paid for rail card and travel expenses included
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                All the things that I want to be
                But now is not the time to cry
                Now's the time to find out why

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by bigjohn92
                  DId not get an interview with Carnival there was 8 or 9 of us 5 did not get an interview. mine was due to the logial test for the engineers. couldnt sus it didnt help that the two other engine guys brothers where already in with carnival.
                  Those aptitude tests really are quite punishing! I was amazed I got through them. Problem is that you can't really prepare for them
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                  • #10
                    Re: OOCL and other sponsor compaines

                    Originally posted by bigjohn92
                    The guy at SSTG said you would be employed throught a english company which they own called delta marine services . and your cheif officer and captain are usally british.
                    That's interesting. I seem to remember on another forum somebody saying that it would be likely you would be the only non-asian on board. I might be getting that mixed up with some other company so take it with a pinch of salt.

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                    • #11
                      Re: OOCL and other sponsor compaines

                      I started in january with north star through sstg, they have been really good.
                      20 out of 25 cadets in my class are clyde marine and they seem to complain alot about the company as they have to pay for halls out of there wages.
                      However with northstar we get ?707 per month and halls paid.

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                      • #12
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                        with OOCl he said your looking at ?350 a mounth beer money for your fist phase and it rises after that. everything else is paid for except lunch and books
                        Maybe I will never be
                        All the things that I want to be
                        But now is not the time to cry
                        Now's the time to find out why

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                        • #13
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                          If you apply to RFA now, you'll get a november start at the earliers. Possibly even june 2011, as their application process is incredibly long. I applied at the end of december last year, had psychometric testing in mid feb, and now have my final 3 day interview jobby towards the end of may.

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                          • #14
                            Re: OOCL and other sponsor compaines

                            Originally posted by topper--topper
                            I started in january with north star through sstg, they have been really good.
                            20 out of 25 cadets in my class are clyde marine and they seem to complain alot about the company as they have to pay for halls out of there wages.
                            However with northstar we get ?707 per month and halls paid.
                            That's interesting... I thought SSTG paid a standard amount...

                            Does that mean there's a pecking order?

                            I guess Chevron would be up near the top as an oil giant...

                            grateful if you could compile an SSTG page on the wiki
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                            • #15
                              Re: OOCL and other sponsor compaines

                              When I was a cadet the wages order went like this:

                              1. RFA
                              2. BP
                              3. Shell
                              4. Cable & Wireless
                              5. P&O Containers
                              6. Maersk.
                              7. Clyde Marine/Conway/Chiltern/SSTG

                              I can't comment on Passie Boats etc because the above companies were the only outfits represented when I was at college (South Shields).

                              The last year I have any real data for is 2001.
                              As a final year cadet my RFA flatmate was earning circa ?12000/year with his books and travel paid and he was also in the Civil Service Pension scheme. They also had 1st Class Rail Travel and Business class flights for journey over 2.5 hours.
                              BP were on ?10600, with access to the Pension scheme as well as the BP Share scheme. Also had a guaranteed night in a 4 star hotel when both joining and paying off.
                              Shell were on slightly less but not much, they had no share scheme but did have access to a Pension.
                              Cable and Wireless were on about ?8500/year but with all accommodation (even if you were in a flat) and books paid for - these lads had one of the best deals.
                              P&O Containers were about the same as C&W but with no accommodation paid for.
                              Maersk were less again with no perks.
                              Clyde Marine/Conway/Chiltern/SSTG were on a pittance, something like ?4000/year and with no accommodation paid for. Most of these lads had to take out loans and work in bars/shops to survive, they were also paid differently when at college/sea as I remember.

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