The utter meaninglessness of any flag a ship flies


#81

It DOES appear that if Joe Schmoe has been Electrician, Crane Operator or in “eqv. supervisory position” (Camp Boss??) for 1 year and have passed a multiple choice exam at the end of the 5 days/36 hrs OIM MODU Course (+ hold valid survival, fifi and medical certificates), he’ll be good to go as OIM on a rig with >100 pers. on board working in the GoM.

Unfortunately the most popular FOCs used by American Drilling Contractors accept this as well.
Luckily not all shelf states are as “tolerant”.


#82

Still incorrect.


#83

Please post the correct requirements then. Maybe PhD???


#84

You posted the correct requirements but you didn’t interpret then correctly.

4 years of sea time on a MODU.
1 year of that in a supervisory position.

While I disagree that crane operator or some of their other options should qualify it’s not just “1 year as crane operator”.


#85

OK, so 3 years as Roustabout and 1 year as Crane Operator will do per the rules. (No matter what you think)
Maybe 3 years as messboy and 1 year as Camp boss would be to stretch it a bit??


#86

How is that any less qualified than a Chief Mate with 84 days on an MODU?


#87

I don’t know.

Maybe you can tell me how anybody can approve of someone with any of the two mentioned “qualifications” to be in overall charge of an offshore rig with >100 people on board operating anywhere in the world??


#88

By looking at their resume and conducting an interview, just like how any company decides on which senior officer to hire.


#89

Contrary to popular belief not every shipowner in the world is a greedy pig with no social conscience:
https://www.cma-cgm.com/news/2081/skills-based-sponsorship-program-with-the-support-of-its-foundation-cma-cgm-puts-its-collaborators-skills-at-the-service-of-humanitarian-associations
How disappointing.