With more than two decades worth of experience working in the upstream oil and gas, marine and shipping arena worldwide, the RKOffshore team uses their deep industry knowledge to recognize and seize untapped opportunities. Our management staff knows how to navigate the challenging operational landscape in fast-growing markets, having worked and lived across Asia and Africa. And, our strategic alliance with the largest independent crew training agency in South Africa, Marine Crew Services (Pty) Ltd. gives us the ability to source experienced crews as we expand our capabilities in West Africa.
Our Commitment to Developing Local Seafarers: Cadet Training
We aim to work closely with clients on the ground in major markets, and are dedicated to supporting the development of local seafarers. We employ local talent in all the major markets we operate in. This includes the crew on our West African vessels as well as the management team running our operations on the ground.
Reflecting our ongoing commitment to developing local content and ensuring safe and cost effective operations at all times, we have an agreement with our affiliate manning agency in Cape Town, Marine Crew Services SA (Pty) Ltd (MCS), as well as the South African Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to provide berths from the RKOffshore fleet in which the TNPA will conduct the sea-time phase of its cadet training program. This is part of the TPNA's capacity building initiative, which was designed to expand the pool of pilots and tug personnel ready for service in the national ports of South Africa. Over a period of between 12 to 15 months, approximately 20 to 35 cadets will be placed on various vessels in our West African fleet wherever suitable berths are available. In addition, MCS will source training berths from other foreign ship owners.
In addition, MCS has entered into an agreement in principle with NIMASA, the Nigerian Maritime Safety Administration, to train Nigerian sea farers. RKOffshore will play a similar supporting role as it does in the case of the TNPA project, providing berths and sea going experience to the cadets. The main objective of the training program is to familiarize cadets with all of the duties of Officers of the Watch Deck or key engineering positions. This program shall also enable cadets to install and operate safety equipment, make fire-fighting arrangements and execute other safety procedures, and perform various routine functions relating to the operation of onboard cargo systems.
With support from our motivated staff worldwide, we have become one of the fastest-growing offshore vessel owner-operators in the industry. We are always looking for accountable and inventive people committed to excellence.
While there are currently no open management positions, if you are interested in becoming part of our crews in Asia or Africa, please submit your details as follows:
For officers, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For other crew members, write to: email@example.com