Today is World Maritime Day in honour of all workers at sea. On this day, we focus on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment. So, stay healthy, stay safe and stay positive!
Over the last couple of weeks, we have worked hard to find ways to get our crew home safely. But also to get our colleagues back to work. After many organisational hurdles behind the scenes, we managed to arrange a charter flight and repatriate more than fifty crew members from Lagos, Nigeria.
Working offshore means working in exceptional circumstances so you need to do safety training first. Once you’ve done courses like basic offshore, banksmen, rigging and slinging, you’re qualified to go. TOS helped me and I was soon ready to start.
MBO BBL DIPLOMA IN THE POCKET: Wat een harde werkers hebben we in ons team van MBO BBL studenten! Zelfs in deze periode van thuis studeren, afstand houden en scholen die alle zeilen bijzetten om studenten bij te staan. Het is ze gelukt! Afgelopen weken druppelden de goede berichten binnen.
Our travel desk made every effort to get them back home. The crew travelled from Uruguay to São Paulo (Brazil) to Frankfurt (Germany) to Schiphol (the Netherlands). Our Superintendents, Myron Dam and Thies Kegge, welcomed them at Schiphol to give them a thumbs up & some presents.
Mijn naam is Caressa Versteeg, 22 jaar oud en samenwonend met mijn vriend in Hellevoetsluis. Ik volg het BBL traject voor Gevorderd Medewerker Havenoperaties binnen de hekwerken van APM Terminals Rotterdam (APMTR).
‘Ahh, I just love the tinkering with machinery. At the Solitaire at Allseas, there was always something to be done and we did the major maintenance work, on the main engines for example, ourselves. Spare parts and tools were always available on board.
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ALLROUND CAPTAIN PATRICK: ‘I don’t think there is a single vessel that Patrik can’t sail. He started working for TOS in 2015 as a Chief Officer on a dredger.
Every year on the 25th of June, the IMO organises the Day of the Seafarer. This years’ theme: ‘Seafarers are key workers’. The campaign calls on the Member States to recognise seafarers as key workers – and to provide them with the support, assistance and travel options open to all key workers during the pandemic.