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  • 3rd Officer job in the Falklands, appliactions open and close today! (27th Aug 2013)

    I think this is for the Falklands fishery protection vessel Protegat

    http://www.nuwavepersonnel.com/marin...ils&jobid=1174

    Job Title: 3rd Officer - Fishery Protection Vessel
    Job Type: Temporary
    Salary / Wages: ?115 (Day Rate, Gross)
    Date Posted: 27 Aug 2013
    Closing Date: 27 Aug 2013
    Trading Area: Falklands
    Tour Length: 3.5 months
    Endorsements: OOW UNLIMITED
    Flag State: United Kingdom
    Vessel Type: Fishery Protection
    Vessel: Fishery Protection
    Required Skills: OOW UK CoC/CEC.
    STCW 95 & ENG 1.
    Additional Information: Temporary appointment for 3rd Officer on board Fishery Protection Vessel

    Start Date: 21st September until 11th January 2014 only.


    Salary ?115 per day gross.

    Candidates must hold minimum OOW Unlimited UK CoC, STCW95 and an unrestricted ENG1 medical.

    Reference No: 7179

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    Good spot, I'd be applying if I was an OOW.
    Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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    • #3
      If any of you lot do get it and happen to be in while the Pharos is in, do come say hi!

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      • #4
        Shhhhh it doesn't need any more advertising.

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        • #5
          gadget123, are you qualified now? (If you are you really should change your status....)

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          • #6
            Why do these fishery protection jobs com up so often, almost every week they are advertising either in the Falklands or Scotland, would have thought it was a pretty good job.

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            • #7
              Yeah I agree with YM there always seems to be jobs with them going.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by size4riggerboots View Post
                gadget123, are you qualified now? (If you are you really should change your status....)
                Done

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                • #9
                  Depends on the ship I guess, and the individuals.... Before I started down there, they'd had a string of temp 3rds who didn't like it, I love it though, but I've done cruise ships and I know when I'm onto a good thing!

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                  • #10
                    Can I ask some questions S4R, it might encourage the right kind of candidates who would enjoy the work. I'm also curious because I've no idea what your job involves.

                    What sort of rotation do you do?

                    What nationalities are onboard?

                    How many crew onboard?

                    Do you work 6s or 4 on 8 off?

                    Do you get much time alongside?

                    What are on the onboard recreational facilities like?

                    Do you get involved in boarding parties?

                    What other operational aspects do you get involved in?

                    Do you get a lot of hands on ship handling experience?

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                    • #11
                      Is your ship the NLV Pharos? If so, nice wardroom: http://www.merseyshipping.co.uk/phot...100708%20j.jpg

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                      • #12
                        Sure

                        What sort of rotation do you do? 4 on 2 off approximately, it varies a bit depending on the schedule. We generally do a month's patrol down in SG, but we also do other things that messes up the monthly rotation...

                        What nationalities are onboard?
                        British UK, British Falkland Islanders, New Zealand, Chilean, Peruvian.

                        How many crew onboard?
                        14: Captain, C/O, 2nd Off, 3rd Off, Bosun/Leading hand, 3 ABs, ChEng, 2nd Eng, 3rd Eng, Motorman, Cook, Steward. (Sometimes we get a couple of extra ABs)

                        Do you work 6s or 4 on 8 off? 4 on, 8 off, and a couple of hours daywork to do your PMs (Planned Maintenance)

                        Do you get much time alongside?
                        We do actually, it used to be that the ship patrolled the island (South Georgia) almost constantly while down there, but the SG government wants to save some money and so we now do one patrol around the island and then go alongside at KEP for a week or two, during which time we may pop out to do a plankton trawl, or drop some research scientists or builders at another part of the island. When we're in Stanley we get 3/4 days alongside before we head out again for the next patrol.

                        What are on the onboard recreational facilities like?
                        We have a crew rec room and an officers lounge, both have big TVs and DVD players, most of the time we plug a laptop in and watch films off a hard drive. TV signal is only available in the Falklands. When down in SG we often set up the ping pong table in the crew rec room and have a tournament, sometimes we go and socialise with the base, most of the time though we have a few beers on the lower poop deck after work. If it's particularly cold we move down to the engineers workshop (the only place inside the ship we can smoke!) We also have a gym in the aft hold, with a rowing machine, treadmill, bike, punchbag, weights bench and floor mat. Sometimes we have a BBQ party in the tween deck hold.

                        Do you get involved in boarding parties? Yes, things are changing slightly in that area at the moment, currently the RIB is driven by an AB or the Leading hand with another AB as bowman, the OOW goes and boards the other vessel with the Fishery Officer, the OOW is there as an observer in case the Fishery Officer finds something wrong and a case is brought against the vessel. New daughter craft rules require an Officer to be in the RIB, so we're going to have to send one of the engineers as the observer and the OOW will either drive the RIB or be bowman.

                        What other operational aspects do you get involved in?
                        3/O's responsibility is FFA and LSA so lots of PMs to crack on with, also involved in loading and unloading of cargo and stores, out on deck helping for any random operation we get given such as deploying and recovering research buoys, then there's days of shovelling snow, bits, bobs and everything else!

                        Do you get a lot of hands on ship handling experience? Some, it depends on what we're doing, I don't get to park her or anything!

                        Bear in mind that this is a very specific ship, most fishery protection vessels (ie round the Falkands and round scotland) spend a lot more time out at sea than us now, and they will have a lot more vessels to check, therefore the work:fun ratio will be different to mine.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by YoungMariner View Post
                          Is your ship the NLV Pharos? If so, nice wardroom: http://www.merseyshipping.co.uk/phot...100708%20j.jpg
                          Nope, not us!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by size4riggerboots View Post
                            New daughter craft rules require an Officer to be in the RIB, so we're going to have to send one of the engineers as the observer and the OOW will either drive the RIB or be bowman.
                            Where have these rules originated? Is it a company thing?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Steve View Post
                              Where have these rules originated? Is it a company thing?
                              AFAIA, the MCA requires us to have Daughter craft rules, but it's down to us to write them... It's all a bit confusing TBH! I shall try and get clarification next time I'm on board.

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