Arlo - 2nd Officer/ Junior DPO

SKILLED Employee Marine

Tell us a bit about the work you do with SKILLED

2nd Officer/ Junior DPO (Dynamic Positioning Operator) on Anchor Handling Supply Tug (AHTS). I assist and relieve Chief officer and Captain with watch keeping, ship administration and ship handling duties as well as management of navigation charts & publications, voyage planning and ships lifesaving and fire fighting equipment.

The particular project I am working on also requires a great deal of focus on compliance with client environmental and quarantine requirements.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Ship handling – both Anchor handling operations and dynamic positioning operations.

Why did you decide to join SKILLED?

I am interested in furthering my career on special type vessels and dynamic positioned type ships. I also hope that SKILLED will show interest in developing my skills as an employee in the offshore vessel operations sector.

What skills and experience have you gained while working for SKILLED?

Towage and anchor arrangements of large anchored Derrick Lay barge has been a new thing to me in my career which I had not experienced until I started with SKILLED.

What advice would you give someone looking for a career with SKILLED?

Get some qualifications under your belt. Keep applying, don’t give up and be ready to start!

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