Svitzer Tanger Med 2 - SKIPPER Pilot Boat - Morocco
The Maersk Group
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The Svitzer Group has been awarded a 20-year contract to provide Harbour Towage Marine Services to the Tanger Med 2 Port in Morocco.

The new business will start-up Q3 2018 with operations commencing late 2018.

Svitzer Tanger Med 2 has multiple positions for PILOT BOAT SKIPPERS to command the two Safehaven Interceptor 48 Pilot Boats in the Tanger Med 2 port.

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Please apply using the online "APPLY" function OR submit your application and CV to :

email - Svitzer AMEA Regional Crewing

Subject line - "Pilot Boat Skipper - Tanger Med 2"

We offer

This position offers the right candidate an opportunity to join an ambitious, international and growth focused global industry leader with the possibility of continuous professional and personal development.

Svitzer is a global industry leader in Towage and provides services to Energy Terminals, Port and Harbours around the world.

The AMEA Region of Svitzer currently operates vessels in ports and terminals in India, Egypt, Angola, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Bangladesh and Russia.

Svitzer is a non-integrated Business Unit of the Transport and Logistics Division of the Maersk Group, and is one of the world’s largest towage companies owning and operating vessels in more than 40 countries and more than 150 ports and terminals across the globe.

The company is growing rapidly both organically and through acquisitions. Svitzer is a wholly-owned part of the Maersk Group.

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Reports To : Svitzer Port Manager.

In his / her absence to Svitzer Technical Superintendent.

It is the responsibility of the SKIPPER to command, manage and ensure the safe and effective operation of the Vessel GT<200 in accordance with :

  • Relevant International Legislation and National Law.
  • Industry accepted Standards & Practices.
  • Client and Company Requirements and Expectations.
  • Client HSSE-Q Policies and Procedures
  • Company Safety Management System and Policies
  • The SKIPPER has overriding authority to take required action considered necessary for the safety of life, the Vessel and / or the protection of the environment.


    Navigation, Vessel and Crew Management

  • On receiving / being relieved of command of the Vessel complete Handover and conduct an Inspection of the Vessel as required.
  • The Skipper is at all times and under all circumstances solely responsible for the safe navigation and operation of the Vessel utilising : Radar, Depth finding equipment, Charts and GPS, Navigation Aids, Magnetic and Gyro Compass, Radio and Communication devices, Watch-keeping and observation
  • Plan and manage deployment and response of all Vessel and Crew resources to emergencies affecting life, assets and the environment.
  • Act as Vessel manager and coordinate the assignment of Crew as required for operations, the provision of stores and ensuring readiness for operations.
  • The Skipper must read and familiarise him / herself with all existing Company Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures (RRPP) and updates.
  • Ensure that the Vessel and all personnel, crew and any visitors / passengers, adhere to RRPP applying to the safe operation of the Vessel
  • Schedule and assign watch-keeping dutie
  • ensure that required PPE is worn at all times
  • Institute a bridge "Night Order Book".
  • Issue "Standing Orders" on joining a vessel.
  • Ensure that the Vessels :

  • Watertight integrity and stability is maintained
  • Emergency steering is regularly tested.
  • Navigation charts and publications are updated and corrected
  • Equipment is maintained to the technical standards required by the Company.
  • Manage, plan, action and report in accordance with the RRPP :

  • Fire and boat drills at specified intervals.
  • Emergency exercises at specified intervals.
  • Shipboard safety meetings held at specified intervals.
  • The formal communication to Crew of any changes to RRPP
  • Familiarisation, Training and development of Vessel’s Crew with specific responsibility :

  • Manage onboarding training and familiarisation as required by the RRPP and Company Training Plan.
  • Ensure that training records are properly completed.
  • Ensure that Crew Training Books are inspected, completed and maintained.
  • Management of Vessel’s Crew with specific responsibility :

  • Manage the performance of Officers and Ratings to ensure compliance with RRPP and safe operations.
  • Report and record the performance and competency of Officers and Ratings, both as part of regular Performance Reviews and when relevant e.
  • g. immediately following serious sub-standard performance.

  • Report Crew misconduct and where required participate in Disciplinary proceedings
  • Pilotage Operations

  • Plan and conduct safe Operations and Pilot Transfer, taking into account Vessel capabilities and limitations, safe working practices and operational parameters and circumstances.
  • Perform Pilot and other Personnel transfers at sea in accordance company policy for safe Personnel transfer at sea,.
  • Closely monitor the actions of Pilots and exercise Stop Work authority in response to unsafe Pilot / s requests.
  • Maintenance and Repair

  • Ensure that necessary and adequate maintenance and repairs to Hull and Machinery are carried out to ensure maintenance of watertight integrity and machinery reliability is maintained.
  • Supervise and direct Ratings to conduct all required inspection, care, and maintenance and repair tasks including cleaning, protective coating, painting, lubrication,

    STCW Master II / 3 or local national certification equivalent


    Small Boat Skipper, Pilot Boat Skipper

    Languages : English - French fluency


    Moroccan / Morrocan Permanent Resident only

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