Crew Shortage

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Do you think there is a real shortage of Marine Engineers ?

Yes - all ranks
22
43%
No - perhaps some ranks
11
22%
Yes - but only senior ranks
11
22%
No - Not at all
7
14%
 
Total votes: 51

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Re: Crew Shortage

Postby JollyJack » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:53 pm

I can't think of any Quebecers working on the Newfie or BC ferries.
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Re: Crew Shortage

Postby JK » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:25 am

Have you ever dealt with an excited Newfie?


(or Scotsman or Irishman)

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Re: Crew Shortage

Postby The Dieselduck » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:47 am

that sounds like a trick question...
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Re: Crew Shortage

Postby JK » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:01 am

LOL

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Re: Crew Shortage

Postby archordhide » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:34 am

All these Certificates of Competency are Canadian and only qualified persons as defined in the Immigration and Citizenship Act could be applied for this.Every citizen who meet the criteria has the equal rights in this community irrespective of there gender,race and culture.


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Re: Crew Shortage

Postby JollyJack » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:53 am

Ya figger? Try applying for the job advertised by STQ in Available Jobs if you don't speak French, or for an offshore job on a supply boat based in St Johns if you're not Newfie. About time we had interprovincial Free Trade and the right to work in any Province in Canada.
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Re: Crew Shortage

Postby blackhatch » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:14 am

At the end of the day it comes down to money, and benefits. Why is it that the companies with the great compensation, and leave system very rarely are looking for anybody, unless somebody dies, or retires. Whereas bottom of the barrel companies are always advertising.
Example: NL Government ferries a 2nd Class Engineer as Chief is in the same pay scale as a heavy equipment mechanic. Top hourly rate of $29.11, annual salary of approx. $60,000. Always advertising.
Maersk Supply Services 4th Class Engineer, sailing as 3rd $96000 + benefits. No vacancies.

At the end of the day we don't want to leave our homes for the same money we can make at home.

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Re: Crew Shortage

Postby The Dieselduck » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:21 am

It doesn't seem like there is much of a shortage of crew these days, so I may as well "un-stick" this topic. I believe there still is a shortage of engineers, but it looks like most companies are choosing to rely on hammering down barriers to importing and using foreign crews in Canada rather than improving conditions for Cdn trained ones.
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There is a serious oversupply of seafarers

Postby The Dieselduck » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:28 pm

InterManager: ‘There is a serious oversupply of seafarers’

November 11th, 2015 Splash 24/7

Douglas: How shipping has changed. In the boom times one of the few bottlenecks for owners making ever-fatter profits was a perceived potential shortage of seafarers as the global fleet expanded at record levels. Now, however, as the industry enters its eighth year of recession, a leading name in shipmanagement tells Maritime CEO of the severe oversupply in crew numbers across the world.

Captain Kuba Szymanski is the secretary general of InterManager, the association for shipmanagers.

“There is a serious oversupply of seafarers, especially in the offshore sector, but also in the container trade. This means no pressure on salaries and conditions of employment coming from seafarers,” Szymanski says.

The often talked about shortage of sea staff, the InterManager boss says is a “very dangerous myth”.

Szymanski is confident shipmanagement as a business is one set to grow, helped by the latest generation of owners being more hands off when it comes to the traditional hands on running of day-to-day operations at shipping lines.

“Owners who have decided to relinquish access to sea staff are now heavily dependent on crew and shipmanagers. I can see this trend deepening,” says the Polish national.

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Re: Crew Shortage

Postby cmyers27 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:29 pm

Hello the community!

You may know that the Oil and Gas industry is hiring for many Maritime position internationally. I have found that the best way to get started in Maritime Jobs, in the oil and gas industry is to begin by having a look at an oil & gas specific job board and seeing which roles are available. In my opinion, it's important to use a job board as you maximize the number of jobs in one place, and avoid missing any great opportunities...saves you time endlessly scanning the internet for the best jobs! The oil & gas job board at the moment with the most jobs listed is http://www.oilandgasbestjobs.com so it may be worth giving that a try as a starting point. Once you have a good idea of the type of jobs which are available for your skills, tailor your resume to emphasize the points which would be relevant. Then simply start sending your resume off for the jobs you like the look of (you just need to register/upload your CV once and you can apply for as many jobs as you like).

I hope this helps!



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