Assistant Barge Engineer & Barge Engineer

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Assistant Barge Engineer (Assistant Barge Master, Chief Officer)

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What does the work consist of?

The Assistant Barge Engineer assists the Barge Engineer and ensures that marine related activities are carried out in accordance with applicable rules and regulations, terms of contract and industry practices.

Within the area of responsibility of the Assistant Barge Engineer are: records or hazardous products, lifting equipment and operations, control room activity, Dynamic Positioning, anchor handling, stability, hull maintenance, helicopter operations, certain emergency response roles.


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What do I need to know to hold the position?

In order to hold this position, you must have the following:

  • Certificate of competency STCW II/2 (unlimited)
  • Certificate of competency as Unit Security Officer according to the International Ship and Port security Code part A and B
  • GMDSS certificate
  • If on a floating unit: Full Dynamic Positioning Operator’s certificate issued by the Nautical Institute or equivalent

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How do I get there?

The position of Assistant Barge Engineer is a trainee position for Barge Engineer. You can apply for the position if you have a maritime background and hold the required certificates. Offshore experience is not a prerequisite.


Barge Engineer (Barge Master, Chief Officer)

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What does the work consist of?

The Barge Engineer is the overall responsible for the Marine Section and answers directly to the OIM. The Barge Engineer assists the OIM in all marine matters related to the operation of the rig including, but not limited, to:

Dynamic Positioning and anchor handling; lifting operations; radio and rescue equipment; stability; maintenance of hull, superstructure and marine equipment; stability; helicopter operations; tanks and confined spaces; logbooks and operational compliance; training of marine personnel; certain emergency response roles.


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What do I need to know to hold the position?

In order to hold this position, you must have the following:

  • Certificate of competency STCW II/2 (unlimited)
  • Certificate of competency as Unit Security Officer according to the International Ship and Port security Code part A and B
  • GMDSS certificate
  • If on a floating unit: Full Dynamic Positioning Operator’s certificate issued by the Nautical Institute or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years experience in offshore drilling

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How do I get there?

You start your career in the maritime industry where you obtain the required marine certificates. Most often you will start out as Assistant Barge Engineer and progress from there.