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    Morning guys first serious thread on here

    just got offered a job with Hanson on their dredger ships, was just wondering if anyone has heard anything about working for them or has worked for them before ?

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    Hi Jimmy92

    My mate did a couple of years with them and I even used to pop down and catch up for a chat when they were alongside in shoreham / Southampton etc

    it's very different to regular large vessels but if you are used to coasters then should be no worries, obviously they are quite small to get in and out the smaller ports, you will have phone, tv and Internet signal most of your trip.

    The ships my mate were on were slightly older (this was 5 years ago so maybe they have newer ships now).

    I think you get a lot more responsibility (for both engine and deck side) onboard.
    Pilotage - It's just a controlled allision

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    • #3
      I worked for South Coast Shipping (I believe they are now Cemex) on coastal dredgers, really enjoyed it and learnt a lot.
      Go out, do stuff

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jimmy92 View Post
        Morning guys first serious thread on here

        just got offered a job with Hanson on their dredger ships, was just wondering if anyone has heard anything about working for them or has worked for them before ?
        I am fairly sure the guy I was talking to quite a bit during my HELM course is 2nd engineer on Arco Humber currently, their largest ship, he defenetly worked on dredgers, and that name rings a bell, just doing his Chiefs Ticket (Unlimiteds), and he is only 26 years old. Really switched on guy. So don't think you can't go any where because your working on the dredgers! Gets to see his wife a lot and is doing well career wise. I think the main reason he did it was to be home more frequently.

        Make sure you ask them about tax. E.g. If you will get out of the country by midnight every night or not, like some of the ferries do to get their overseas days.

        Its British flagged so you will have to pay Class 1 national insurance. But on the plus sides you will be up to date with MCA regs and M-notices when you come to do your 2nds.

        Have you just came out of your cadetship? If you have, then you can take the job and get 6 months sea time, then move to another company if you wish, you'll get a lot more job offers with 6 months sea time at rank, a lot of companies are reluctant to take on cadets straight out of college.
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        • #5
          Thanks for the replies guys

          it was an agency job and someone accepted it before me, thanks for the information anyway.

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