HOS in a good position


#241

Naw theyll just get waivers to hire foreigners at 1/3 the price of an American mariner.

I don’t know how the foreign Mariners afford those classes, many American Mariners can hardly afford them.


#242

No need to get the waivers, there are plenty of locals willing to work for that. You just have to wait them out.

:slight_smile:


#243

Guess we will see. But you won’t be waiting on me- I’ve moved on and like many others, are not likely coming back.


#244

This is the maritime industry so if the money is there they will come. Throughout my career the Gulf has always been boom or bust, which is I never worked there. Unless you time it right it bottoms out mid career and you have to start over somewhere else. Like my old man used to say “If it’s too good to be true…”


#245

[QUOTE=Bayrunner;190126]Naw theyll just get waivers to hire foreigners at 1/3 the price of an American mariner.

I don’t know how the foreign Mariners afford those classes, many American Mariners can hardly afford them.[/QUOTE]

Maybe because they don’t have to pay “for those classes”, they get them for free. The world outside may look different and scary, but it may be better than what you envision.


#246

If their company or manning agency are not paying for them, they are not free. A Norwegian set me straight on that. Same as here in the good ole USA. This is one area where both are similar.


#247

[QUOTE=lm1883;190149]If their company or manning agency are not paying for them, they are not free. A Norwegian set me straight on that. Same as here in the good ole USA. This is one area where both are similar.[/QUOTE]

Missed this one. Right now I believe it will be tough to get a job offshore without having the required safety training etc. but once you are in employment it is usually covered by the employer. This is generally the rule in all developed countries and serious employers in the Offshore industry I believe.

Since you referred to Norwegians; If you are unemployed here in Norway there are possibilities to get government grants to better yourself to improve your possibility to find a job. Not always 100%, but most will draw generous unemployment benefits and be able to afford part/all of the cost.


#248

When there is a shortage of work in the normal Offshore market some are lucky (or clever?) enough to find work in the Offshore Wind Farm business: http://splash247.com/nexans-exercises-option-gc-rieber-subsea-vessel/

This has become the salvation for many of the CSVs and other Offshore vessels in the North Sea. The first sign of a similar development in the US has been seen, but it is a long way to go before it becomes a major employer of boats and Mariners.

PS> Nexan Skagerak is presently laying power cables in Canada: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/clv-nexans-skagerrak-canada-knut-flage


#249

[QUOTE=lm1883;190137]This is the maritime industry so if the money is there they will come. Throughout my career the Gulf has always been boom or bust, which is I never worked there. Unless you time it right it bottoms out mid career and you have to start over somewhere else. Like my old man used to say “If it’s too good to be true…”[/QUOTE]

They as in the academy guys who’s license is still drying. Or the ones who can’t handle a tug.


#250

Rember the 1987 film Wall Street famous quote by Michael Douglas - “GREED IS GOOD”


#251

http://gcaptain.com/tidewater-in-trouble/


#252

#253

The CSV “Grand Canyon III” (see post #72) has been taken out of “semi-cold” layup within the agreed 1 year limit: http://www.osjonline.com/news/view,new-deal-sees-subsea-ship-secure-extension-but-reduced-rate_44747.htm

She is now in Aberdeen getting ready for her first assignment. (Don’t know where): https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:3727824/mmsi:354775000/imo:9695963/vessel:GRAND_CANYON_III

PS> Volstad hasn’t done too bad in these hard times: http://sysla.no/maritim/na-har-volstad-maritime-fatt-den-splitter-nye-baten-ut-av-opplag/


#254

http://www.osjonline.com/news/view,tidewater-to-file-prepackaged-chapter-11-bankruptcy-plan_47673.htm