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Our agency recruits marine crew to work on ships operating in the offshore energy industry. All roles require candidates to have previous merchant navy experience, such as Engineers and DP experienced Officers. We do not recruit semi-skilled workers for offshore, such as Roustabouts. For advice about starting a career in the offshore industry go to www.oilcareers.com
Unfortunately Royal Navy certification is not valid for working in the Merchant Navy. However some experience and qualifications gained in the Royal Navy can be accepted and contribute towards Merchant Navy Qualifications. Please contact the Seafarer Standards branch of the MCA for advice about converting your tickets – mcanet.mcga.gov.uk
Unfortunately Fishing certificates are not valid for working on Merchant Navy vessels. Please contact the Seafarers Standards branch of the MCA office for advice on further training requirements – www.dft.gov.uk
You require basic certification to work onboard any vessel – please see minimum requirements for working in the Merchant Navy. Please be advised that in most circumstances our shipping clients prefer personnel to have previous ferry experience before they can be placed through our agency.
For information about revalidating your tickets please contact the MCA or go to afrmmcanet.mcga.gov.uk
Currently, most of our vacancies require seafarers to have EU residency or to hold UK work permits, or have UK or EU CoC’s, with some exceptions. We are not able to assist with obtaining work permits for seafarers. For more information visit the government’s official Home Office website or for details of obtaining a certificate of equivalent competency go to http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-home/workingatsea/mcga-trainingandcert/mcga-coc_cecverification.htm
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