Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Oocl

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Oocl

    So i got sponsored by OOCL, starting in september and i'm really looking forward to it , anyone thats been with OOCL willing to share some experiences ?

  • #2
    Ive got an offer from OOCL aswell in warsash , september 2014
    Heard good things so far!

    Comment


    • #3
      Cool ! might see you during the sea phase !

      Comment


      • #4
        Brace yourself! I work with oocl. I worked five months on one of the most hectic routes they operate. What do you expect from them?

        Comment


        • #5
          i have no idea to be honest.. what are they like ?

          only thing ive really heard is that your probably going to be put on the oocl montreal or hamburg sud, and going from liverpool to montreal..

          Comment


          • #6
            Hi Timmy,

            Did you apply directly to OOCL, or through a training provider?

            Regards,
            Keiran
            Anglo-Eastern Cadet sponsored by DAO Shipping. I also like steam engines.

            Comment


            • #7
              via sstg

              Comment


              • #8
                I'm starting at Warsash in September 2014 with OOCL! Heard that it's a good company

                Comment


                • #9
                  I'm currently Phase 3 OOCL, nothing bad to say so far so happy days for you guys. Most cadets I've met have been on OOCL Belgium first, like myself, if you are don't expect much bridge time 1st trip. Slightly frustrating but then my 2nd trip was far east and almost entirely on the bridge. Patience is key!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    What kind of stuff did you do on your first trip?

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I worked five months in the south china sea. did something like 50+ ports in 5 months of sea time. Worked on deck for the first few weeks. chipping and painting, general deck maintenance. Then shadowed a third officer doing all the safety checks plus a few other things. spent 8 hours a day on the bridge or on deck/cargo watch with a few hours overtime each day for other things, usually shadowing the chief officer. I was the only proper English cadet onboard so I always wrote up their drills and did their daily risk assessment. These tasks change depending on what watch pattern you re on. They are pretty slow at gettingyou onboard when you finish your college phase. Bar that I learned a lot. celestial and paper charts are still in use. I did it to keep sharp but its not required unless your officers ask you to keep it up. The foods S**T. Shore leave was good. Be prepared to be the only UK officer onboard.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        how sh*t ? any examples ?

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Terrible breakfasts! Usually bread with one or two other things. Theres always toast or cereal if you buy it from shore for yourself. Standard white fish every lunchtime. Constant rice available. Dinners could br pretty good from time to time. Although chicken feet and various other odd things to us westerners were always on show. You get western meals on a sunday. "Fry up" and a steak for dinner with chips and a salad. BBQ or chinese hot pot once a month with a few beers. This is all totally dependant on the cook by the way. If you get a malaysian or pino cook you ll probably be laughing....i didnt.

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X