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Maritime job hunt assistance, from www.dieselduck.net

Helping you make way in the Marine Engineering field.

 

Got your resume and your information ready ? Then try the links below. If not, visit the main job assistance page to get started.

The original purpose of this list of links, below, were to make connecting with serious employers, quick and easy - potential employers with genuine interest in hearing from engineer. Please read carefully the requirements of a position, many companies fail to provide enough information to us seafarers, which is very frustrating. This is not your fault, but use common sense, if a ferry operator is hiring for a position deep inside Norway, there is a good chance that to apply, you need to be a Norwegian national, or have the right to work there. The job posting should be clear about what the requirements are, and I find it very frustrating when recruiters don't mark this down in the offer, or give us feedback as seafarers.

As mentioned above, pretty much all shipping companies have a Human Resource link on their website, so I maintain these links grouping them more towards to specific markets or regional interest. Most companies allow you to upload a resume, this is where your .pdf introductory package is very handy, take advantage of it.

 
" There is really something strangely cheering to the spirits in the meeting of a ship at sea. "
-Benjamin Franklin


Canadian shipping / operators

Generally, these links to the hiring departments are for Canadian citizen, or those able to work in the Canada. If you are unsure of your status, chances are you are not able to apply for these advertised positions. Please read the site's information carefully to prevent your time being wasted.

Company

Based in

Types

Ships

Notes

BC Ferries Victoria Ferry 40+
Canadian Coast Guard Victoria Gov. ~20
Secunda Marine Halifax Various
Public Service Commision of Canada Ottawa Gov.
Teekay Vancouver Tankers
Algoma Central Lakes Bulkers
Atlantic Towing Ltd Maritimes Various
Marine Atlantic Maritimes Ferry
Group Ocean Quebec Tugs    
Canship Ugland St John's NF Tankers and support 8 Offshore oil project in Atlantic Canada
Seaspan - Washington Marine Group Vancouver Tugs 40+ Shipyards, coastal and deep sea operations
McKeil Marine Lakes, East Coast Tugs, small bulkers 20  
Nadro Marine Service Ontario Tug & Barge 6  
Groupe Desgagnes Quebec Tankers, General 15 Rigel Shipping is now part of Desgagnes
Norcon Marine NF NL coastal  
Seaspan Ship Management Vancouver Box Ships 50+ mostly shore side positions
         
"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
- John D. Rockefeller

 

Canadian seafarer recruiting agencies

A friend of the site at Transport Canada, states in Dec 2015, only the following agencies met regulatory requirements for the recruitment of seafarers in Canada, under new regulations.

- Puglisevich Crews & Services ltd. – to 2016-11-25
- Cast-A-Way Cruise & Resort Hiring Agency – to 2016-09-21
- Northern Crewing Agency Inc. – to 2016-12-03
- Just Cruis’N Recruitment Inc. – to 2016-08-31
- Horizon Maritime Services Ltd. – to 2016-08-26
- Reliance Offshore Canada Inc.
- Offshore Recruiting Services Inc.
- C-Mar Services (Canada Ltd.)
- Cancrew Enterprises (Canship Ugland)

Company

Based in

Types

Notes

Page Marine Crews Vancouver Various principally hotel side now

C Mar

PEI Oil & Gas
ORSI NS / NF Oil & Gas Adrian Coady
Puglisevich Group St John's NF Oil & Gas  
Comite Sectoriel - Mais-d'oeuvre maritime Quebec Various Gov initiative - job board for Quebec marine industry
Shipout.ca Quebec Various mostly lakers
VMarine Vancouver Various west coast

US shipping companies

Generally these links to the hiring department are for US citizen holding US Coast Guard license, or those able to work in the US. If you are unsure of your status, chances are you are not able to apply for these advertised positions. Please read the sites information carefully to prevent your time being wasted.

Company

Based in

Types

Ships

Notes

Foss Maritime Seattle, USA Tugs 90+  
Crowley Florida Various    
Edison Chouest Offshore USA AHTS  
Otto Candies USA AHT&S
Donjon Marine Mew York City Salvage-tugs  
Harvey Gulf Louisianna AHTS Tugs 15  
Seacor & Seacor Marine Florida Oil & Gas 250+  
Special Expedition Marine Seattle Cruise  
Woods Hole Oceanography Institute USA Research  
Alaska Marine Highway Alaska Ferry  
NOAA USA Research Gov. must be US citizen
Washington State Ferry USA Ferry US's largest ferry fleet
Ocean Shipholding Houston Tankers    
Military Sealift Command (MSC) USA Civil for military   Gov. must be US citizen
         

US Crewing agencies

US recruiting generally involves USCG licenses and permission to work in the United States. Beware of fees and such as mentioned above in the Scam Section - all fees to employees are illegal.

Company

Based in

Types

Maritime Employment Texas Licensed US ships and others
Maritime Headhunter Washington Specialized
     

Job list websites - seagoing, shoreside trades, technical and management

Links to various organizations whose primary product is not necessarily recruiting seafarers, but may have postings for seafarer within their portfolios.

Website / Company

Specialty

Notes

RigZone Oil and Gas all positions
Spinnakers Shore Jobs
Intership Engineering
Eastern Shipbuilders Shipyard US gulf area
Connecticut Maritime Association
Oil Careers Oil and gas
MatchTech Shore jobs Marine technical and shorebased
MaritimeJobs.com USA news and jobs
Marine Tech Magazine   USA Various position
Maritimecareer.com Dutch Shore and seagoing
Career Jet Canada's Edition WWW Marine trades and shore jobs
Singapore's Maritime Careers Singapore Shore and seaside job postings
Atlas Services Group Dutch Shoreside and O&G crew
Expat Engineer Australia ww, energy and general engineering
Tradesmen International US  
Shipping Connections UK
Human Resource Center   Norway offshore / onshore
Oceanic Resource International UK / Middle East varied
Web Crewing UK (?) seagoing mostly
Crew Planet Latvia seagoing mostly
     

" I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. "
- Thomas A. Edison

 

Job list websites - seagoing only

These are electronic / web boards that list available candidates and or available positions, primarily for seagoing roles.

Website / Company

Specialty

Notes

The Common Rail Canada www.dieselduck.net's very own networking place
Seajobhunt.com India India based rating positions advertised
Maritime Connector Croatia for Croatian seafarers
SeafarerJobs.com India Seagoing for big management companies
Crew 4 Sea Eastern Europe pay to play
Sea Factor Russia for Ukrainians sailors
Polar Crewing Russia
Marine Staff South Africa Various
South Star Ukraine
La Touline France
shipout.ca Canada Canadian positions aboard
Nedcon Romania All sea related manpower
jobatsea.org Ukraine  
7 Oceans Poland  
Planet Mariner India  
Ainostri Romania  
MarinariOnline Romania  
SeaCareer UK  
SeaEmploy Ukraine O&G
     

Maritime talent recruiters (executive) seagoing and shoreside

Head hunter specializing in finding marine related talent for ship operators and owners.

Company

Based

Notes

Fast Stream UK Shore and seagoing
Hays UK  
Earth Stream UK Shoreside and O&G
Atlantic Resourcing UK  
Viking Recruitment UK Holland America crewing
Clyde Marine UK  cadets as speciality
CP Marine UK UK Offshore O&G
Farnham Marine Agency UK Offshore O&G for Seahorse Marine
Genesis Marine & Offshore UK Aberdeen based, WW, O&G
Sirius Ship Management Italy  
IMCA Norway NYK / Crystal Cruise Lines
Maritime Resource Management Malaysia
Haque & Sons Bangladesh  
Ocean Wide Netherlands
Transport & Offshore Services Netherlands
Seamariner UK Various
Abojeb Manila Phillipines based crewing
Expo Universe India various UAE jobs
Nuwave Personnel London Various
Utsira  Norway Fishing vessels
Marityne UK shipyard and management
Auto Dynamic Positioning Services (ADPS) UK offshore oil and gas
TeamWork Gdynia Poland crewing Poles on about 100 ships of various types
Flagman Ukraine Repairs, riding crews, general crewing
Orca Marine UK Cable ships (Global Marine)
Programmed / Total Marine Services Australia  
Flagship Management USA mainly shore technical
ETPM UK Subsea O&G some marine
Halcyon Recruitment UK Mostly shore side
Deepwater Recruitment UK Offshore O&G
Navis Consulting UK Mainly shore technical
Abika Consulting UK O&G and shore technical
Change UK O&G shore side
Consortio UK O&G and shore technical
     

International ship management companies

These links are to ship management companies, who are hired by ship owners to the be a ship's (or fleet) operators. InterManager is the trade organization for ship management companies; they have further links to additional management companies.

Company

Base

Notes

Bernhard Schulte Ship Management Germany 650 ships under mngt
Anglo Eastern Hong Kong various ship types
V-Ships VManpower Monaco 900 ships under mngt
Wilhelmsen Ship Management Norway
Lowland International Netherlands
Euro Ship UK
Intership Nav Cyprus
Northern Marine Scotland Stena ship managing unit
Columbia Ship Management Cyprus
Fleet Management Hong Kong Eastern crewing
OSM   Norway Ship Manager (various types)
Marlow Navigation Cyprus Eastern European, Asia
Wallem Group Hong Kong Asia base, Norwegian
LSC Shipmanagement Latvia  
Reederei Nord Cyprus 51 vessels, various
Ahlers Belgium  
ASP Australia Various
     

Notable international companies

As mentioned above, most shipping companies provide links to their Crewing / Human Resource department, the links below are of some notable ship owners / operators recruiting from their websites. 

Company

Based in

Ship Types / Sector

Ships

Notes

Mearsk / A P Moller, try here too

Denmark

Various

many

 
Alpha Ships German Container 16
Hapag Lloyd Group Germany Container 140
CMA CGM   France Container 100  
Carisbrooke Shipping UK Feeders / bulk 60  
Peter Döhle Germany Various Cargo many Principally eastern Europe, Asian
Wallenius Sweden Car Cariers 135  

Teekay

Canada

Tankers

many

 
FSM France Tankers 28
Jo Tankers Norway Tankers 20
Bergesen Norway Tankers 45
Eastern Mediterranean   Greece Bulkers & tankers 33  Greek Phillipino officers
Norden Denmark Bulkers & tankers 182  

Gearbulk

Norway

Bulkers

   
Hornblower USA Cruise Small ship

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

USA

Cruise

30

 

Disney Cruise Line

USA

Cruise

4

 

Carnival Corp

USA

Cruise

50

 
Celebrity Cruise Line Miami Cruise 11  
LePonant France Cruise 9  
Norwegian Cruise Line Miami Cruise 20 NCL, Regent and Oceania
Apollo Group Miami Cruise 7 Regent and Oceania
Allseas Swiss Subsea Pipelay 6
Jumbo Ships Netherlands Heavy Lift
Bluewater Netherlands FPSO 8  
Seabird Exploration Cyprus Seismic 7  
Tideway Netherland Dredges 12
Royal Boskalis Netherland Dredges 300 ww
Subsea 7 Oil & Gas 40 Specialized construction
Rieber Shipping Norway Oil & Gas, Seismic 18 Specialized vessels

Tidewater Marine

USA

Oil & Gas

600 +

 
Swire Pacific Offshore Singapore Oil & Gas
Trans Ocean USA Oil & Gas
Maersk Contractor Denmark Oil & Gas 30+ Maersk offshore oil arm
Bourbon Offshore France Oil & Gas ~ 400  
DOF Norway Oil & Gas 72  
Gulfmark Offshore Houston Oil & Gas 94  
Floatel Bermuda Oil & Gas 3  
GO Offshore Australia Oil & Gas 17  
Atlantic Offshore Norway Oil & Gas 18  
ITC Towage Netherlands Tugs 10  
Fairmount Towing Netherland Tugs 6 part of Boskalis
Vroon BV Netherlands Various 150  
ER Schiffhart Germany Various 110 mostly box ships
International Maritime Services Australia Deliveries - HS, yacht, etc
Red Wise Netherlands Deliveries - various
REM Offshore Norway O&G 25  
         

Yacht Crewing

Links below are to agencies that manage, and / or crew private, and charter yachts. Remember, it is illegal to charge fees to seafarers to find a position aboard.

Dovaston Crew Spain / France Palma de Mallorca & Antibes
Camper & Nicholsons Monaco
Yacht Crew Register Canada
Crew Network Florida
Elite Crew International Florida
Crew Unlimited USA / NZ
Crew Finders USA / Med
Palm Beach Crew USA
Just for engineers UK
Stabbert Maritime  USA Yachts and research vessels
Wilson Halligan UK  
Blue Water Management France / Spain  
LaCasse Maritime USA  

Other work sourcing resources

Links to other online resources that may offer insight or help in targeting a specific company / or particular market.

Company

Origin

Notes

atsea.org USA Fishing fishing jobs (processors ships) in Alaska
Companies in Norway Norway Addresses
Captains Booty USA Addresses of US offshore operators
Seattle Maritime Academy USA Addresses (Seattle Area)
Worldwide ship owners Greece Addresses
Lake Carrier Association USA Addresses
Marine contractors UK Addresses WW
Cdn Ferry Operators Association Canada Addresses of ferries operators
M I Link Asia Information Exchange for the Marine Industry in Asia
Cruise Companies WW Listing of cruise companies, just follow career section after
  
In charge of the eight to twelve watch.

It's nearly twelve, and the Chief is not down,
For he left the watch to me;
To drive a ship of eight-thousand tons,
Over sixty miles of sea.

I hold the reins of ten-thousand horse
In yonder expansion gear,
And in my reach the expansion link,
The whip of the engineer.

I feel the pride such power begets,
Such pride is felt by Gods;
As massive cranks are swinging by
Reciprocating rods.

A king and I -for in my grip
Ten-thousant horsepower drives;
I hold the cargo, and the ship,
And twice one-hundred lives.

The thoughts that riot within my brain
Are absolutely thrilling.
Until I think that my work per hour
Is valued at one shilling.

- Fourth Engineer
Workhorses in Australian Waters; A History of Marine Engineering in Australia,
Michael P. Richards, Turton & Armstrong, 1987, ISBN 0 908031 32 7, p. 68.


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