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Technical Superintendent
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 11, 2019

On behalf of our client A1 Offshore Solutions, MARPRO is looking for 2 Technical Superintendents to join the team at the head office in Svendborg.

As Technical Superintendent, you will be reporting to the technical manager, you will be responsible for ensuring efficient and safe daily technical operations of our fleet.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all technical matters and ensure that safety is being given the highest priority.
  • Manage financial budgets and cost control for maintenance, repairs, stores, modifications and dry dockings, while ensuring compliance with Industry, Class and International regulations.
  • Maintain close communication with the vessel management team, and lead, develop, spar and coach assigned Senior Officers on all matters (safety, technical, cost leadership).
  • Co-operate and work across all onshore departments such as, Crewing, HESQ, Commercial and Operations as required.
  • Responsible for maintenance, repairs, planned maintenance and modifications to the vessels’ hull and machineries.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute inspections and dry dockings of the vessels.
  • Follow up on the performance of the vessels and arrange corrective actions to be carried out when necessary.
  • Ensure that all vessel certification and surveys for class, flag and international requirements are in order.
  • Initiate innovations, savings and improvements within the area of responsibility.
  • Monitor the quality of all service providers.
  • In charge of dry docking of our fleet.

Your Profile

  • Has at least 3 years of experience and proven technical ability as Technical Superintendent or similar position.
  • You have demonstrated experience with technical applications and knowledge of diesel electric engines is an advantage.
  • Has passion for excellence and working in a fast paced technical operations environment.
  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills, and sharp analytical skills.
  • Background as Marine Engineer, preferred sailed as C/E or 2eng onboard offshore vessels.
  • Planned Maintenance system experience
  • Willing to travel (approx. 50-60 days annually)
  • Fluent in English.

Salary

  • According to qualifications and private terms

For more info please have a look at the website: www.a1offshore.dk

If you are interested in this position, please apply via the apply button. MARPRO does not accept applications received on e-mail. You can only attach your CV - please elaborate you motivation to apply in the cover letter section.

Interviews will be carried out during the application process.

For further information please contact: Jakob le Fevre, Managing Director MARPRO on +45 6160 6062.

Danish shipping company A1 Offshore provides offshore service vessels with bespoke and the most up-to-date equipment for the oil, gas and wind industries. Including vessels holding SPS certificates.




Royal Navy Considers Buying New Amphibs
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 11, 2019

In an apparent reversal, the Royal Navy is planning to buy a new class of "littoral strike ships" with all the capabilities and features of traditional small-deck amphibs: a helicopter deck, boat launch equipment for shore attacks, "huge numbers of troops" and the ability to deploy "permanently" overseas.  

As recently as 2017, the service was reportedly contemplating the elimination of its last two amphibious assault ships in favor of providing crewmembers and funds for its two new carriers, which lack the ability to launch landing craft. Then-Defense Secretary Michael Fallon denied the reports, but also insisted that the new Queen Elizabeth-class carriers had "better littoral capability" than Britain's existing amphibs. 

The MoD is now contemplating an investment in a new class of dedicated amphibious assault vessels. According to the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD), the service is now in the concept and assessment stages for future "littoral strike ships" that will support a re-envisioned Royal Marines, rebranded as a "future commando force." The new ships would deploy overseas as part of a "littoral strike group" - roughly comparable to a U.S. Navy Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), with an amphib serving as flagship. 

Recent reports indicate that the Royal Marines could lose up to 1,000 front-line servicemembers in an upcoming rdound of budget cuts, though the MoD insists that no final decisions have yet been made. The ministry suggests that the new amphibs would support a new Royal Marines, "remade as the future commando force and enhanced with their own cutting-edge technology – and the ability to be more lethal, agile and far-reaching than ever before."

The illustration of the proposed design for the "littoral strike ship" bears similarity to U.S. Military Sealift Command's floating barracks Cragside, a 30,000 ton converted freight ferry (below). This civilian-operated “Maritime Support Vessel” has an undisclosed purpose, but she is fitted with weapons lockers, room for 200 troops, a gym, fittings for deploying small watercraft, a flight deck capable of handling the V-22 Osprey tiltroter aircraft, and two helicopter hangars. 

Cragside, pre-conversion (file image)

Cragside undergoing conversion in Mobile, Alabama (Jabarnes / wikimedia)




Malaysian Vessel, Greek Bulk Carrier Collide in Singapore Waters
by Bloomberg
Monday, February 11, 2019
By Saket Sundria (Bloomberg) — A Malaysian vessel and a Greek-registered bulk carrier collided in Singapore territorial waters off Tuas on Saturday, according to a statement from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, which said it was “deeply concerned” by the intrusion. Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said late Saturday that the Greek vessel […]




U.S. Subsea Firm to Commence Search for Missing Stellar Daisy in Remote South Atlantic
by Mike Schuler
Monday, February 11, 2019
Vessel used in the private search for the missing MH370 will now hunt for the Stellar Daisy, one of the world’s largest bulk ships, in the southern Atlantic Ocean. US-based subsea exploration firm Ocean Infinity says its vessel Seabed Constructor has set sail from Cape Town to begin its search for the lost ore carrier […]




Business of Shipping: Risks and Challenges of Autonomous Shipping
by gCaptain
Monday, February 11, 2019
The Business of Shipping is new column from Ira Breskin, senior lecturer at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY and author of The Business of Shipping (9th edition), North America’s most comprehensive industry-focused book explaining and analyzing marine transportation and related industries, both domestic and international. By Ira Breskin – Uptake of fully autonomously-operated […]




World’s Largest LNG Bunkering Vessel Christened in Hamburg
by Mike Schuler
Monday, February 11, 2019
Germany-based LNG bunker supplier Nauticor has christened the world’s largest liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel Kairos during a ceremony last week in Hamburg. The christening took place last Friday at the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder before more than 250 invited guests. With a tank capacity of 7,500 m3, the MV Kairos is the world’s largest […]




U.K. Government Sued Over ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Ferry Contract Award
by Bloomberg
Monday, February 11, 2019
By Kaye Wiggins (Bloomberg) — The companies that run the Channel tunnel are suing the British government over its award of ferry contracts to handle freight shipments in a no-deal Brexit, just days after one of those contracts, with a startup company that doesn’t own any ships, fell through. Channel Tunnel Group Ltd. and France-Manche […]




Fall of Fugitive `Batman’ Puts Global Oil Trading on the Spot
by Mike Schuler
Monday, February 11, 2019
By Sabrina Valle and Lucia Kassai (Bloomberg) — To his friends, Rodrigo Berkowitz lived within his means in a rented house in the suburbs of Houston. The former oil trader for state-controlled producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA bought clothes in outlet malls and sent his two daughters to public school. For a family Christmas trip to Orlando, his […]




Texas City Takes on Trading Giant in Testy Fight for Oil Exports
by Mike Schuler
Monday, February 11, 2019
By Stephen Cunningham (Bloomberg) — Trafigura Group Ltd., the world’s third-largest independent oil trader, is fine as a customer. But the Port of Corpus Christi doesn’t want to see it as a competitor with billions of dollars at stake. Port officials are urging Trafigura to scrap a proposed export terminal located 13 miles off the […]




Two U.S. Destroyers Conduct FONOPS Near Mischief Reef
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 11, 2019

As China and the U.S. prepare to resume negotiations to end an escalating trade war, two U.S. Navy destroyers conducted a freedom of navigation exercise near Chinese-claimed land features in the Spratly Islands. The disputed area is the scene of frequent (and occasionally tense) encounters as the United States seeks to challenge China's claims to the waters of the South China Sea. 

According to the Chinese foreign ministry, the PLA Navy tried to warn off the USS Spruance and USS Preble as they approached Chinese-claimed islands in the Spratly chain. As after previous FONOPS, the ministry called for the U.S. to "immediately stop its provocative actions" in the area. 

“The relevant actions of the US warships violated Chinese sovereignty, and undermined peace, security, and order in the relevant sea areas,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying. “China has always respected and safeguarded freedom of navigation . . . but resolutely opposes any country falsely using [it to] harm the sovereignty and security of coastal countries.”

In comments to Reuters on Monday, a U.S. defense source indicated that the latest FONOP occurred in the vicinity of Mischief Reef, a Chinese military installation built on reclaimed land, and near Second Thomas Shoal, which is claimed and held by the Philippines. Chunying named both features in her statement of protest. 

“China has indisputable sovereignty over islands in the South China Sea, including the Second Thomas Shoal, Mischief Reef, and the adjacent waters,” she said. 

The confrontation in the South China Sea is a key strategic consideration for both the PLA Navy and the U.S. Navy. China is planning to build four nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in a bid to counterbalance U.S. influence in the western Pacific, and the U.S. Navy is shifting its priorities to prepare for a conflict with a near-peer competitior like China or Russia. 

U.S. chief of naval operations Adm. John Richardson recently visited China to discuss the existing code of conduct for interactions between the two nations' navies, and he emphasized that it should also extend to irregular forces. China deploys an armed "maritime militia" of fishermen with military training and backing, which operates in a quasi-covert role to defend Chinese interests in the South China Sea. "Let’s not be obstructing one another, driving our ships in front of one another, throwing obstacles in front of the ship. Let’s just be biased towards making it easy," Adm. Richardson said, speaking to the Atlantic Council last week. 

Richardson also called for "muscular" enforcement mechanisms that would allow warships to challenge vessels that are operating without AIS. Turning off AIS is a common practice among fishermen: the signal can be received by any AIS transciever, and can give away the location of prime fishing spots to competitors or make illicit fishing activity visible to law enforcement. Historically, turning off AIS has also been common practice aboard the U.S. Navy's warships, and may have been a contributing factor in the collision involving USS Fitzgerald in 2017. The service has since revised its rules in favor of broadcasting AIS in areas of high traffic. 




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