Basically they took the Raise that they give last time to the Brazi Division by paying only half day on Travel. By taking the full day pay to half day, they took the 3.5% raise that they give us away… Peter giveth and Paul take it away…
thank you Mister Joe Boss Sir…
may I have another?
Taking away any incentive of working down here leads to one thing; Is Seadrill, Transocean, or Atwood hiring?
If they wanted to cut costs, they should get rid of the entire Brazilian contingent in Operations......being totally fucking useless is an understatement!
What is the going Chief Engineer pay these days on ECO’s 280’-300’ class vessels in Brazil?
[QUOTE=Cajun Guy;141082]What is the going Chief Engineer pay these days on ECO’s 280’-300’ class vessels in Brazil?[/QUOTE]
Apparently, 3.5% less than it was in those days…
$950/day was the day rate when I left back in December
[QUOTE=SoCalSalt;141094]$950/day was the day rate when I left back in December[/QUOTE]
That was depending on what vessel you worked on, only a few received 950, DSB 1 and 2, Joe Griffin and the Holiday.
Actually 970 plus seniority. That was before the raise.
970 before… Now you have to deduct 3.5%percent… They just took 1 day of travel out… That was the 3.5% raise that they give the brazil division…
Supply boats paid 850 plus 20 and seniority, now it is 880 plus 20 plus seniority. No SS deducted. My seniority is 20+ years.
There’s murmurs of cutting back MORE! Now word on street is removing all American Engineers, leaving just a Captain. No American mates either,… What the hell,…?
Now word is cutting back the mates to leave only an American Captain(s). One per hitch. And (yes,… There’s more!) American Engineers are to be removed also.
It’s been a great F’n war!
what’s a mate, do you mean 2nd-15th captain?
That rumor about the American Engineers being removed is true, at least in my division. We got the word today. There is a comment about this taking place, once the replacements have been trained. I can’t imagine how great that feels, to train the people replacing you! The only American on the boat, will be the vessel master.
Is working in brazil that awful? What is an example of brazil operations being useless? Im just curious what makes it so bad down there because i hear a lot of people complain about it.
Its full of Brazillians.
Well,… there goes the ghetto-hood!
Good evening Captains, The weather forecast is rough and high seas, strong currents and winds. So we need to make our voyage plan and be prepared for a possible storm. Need the crew to inspect all equipments and goods necessary for the trip. Remember: some hard decisions will have to be taken in order we can continue this trip safely.
Well, the intention of this email is to share some decisions that were recently taken in the company. This is part of our job and, day by day, we learn that not only good news make part of our life, but some bad ones too, even that sometimes. And they exist to correct on us some edges, make us more stronger and ready for the new challenges that are waiting for us in the future.
As you can see all of these crisis in the Oil and Gas Industry, all companies are being challenged to reduce and control their costs. Recently, several ideas were raised up in order to keep the good health of the companies business as well as her employees, but in all ideas that were brought up, some concepts had to be reviewed and hard decisions would necessarily have to be taken.
For the FRAC Boats Deepstim Brasil 1 and Deepstim Brasil 2, it was agreed that their manning should be in comply with COI, BR Safe manning, Contract and RN-72. So, It was decided to keep 16 people on board, as follow:
1 American Captain
1 Brazilian Chief Mate
2 Brazilian Deck Officers
3 Brazilian Able Seamen
1 Brazilian Chief Engineer (STCW III/2)
1 Brazilian 1st Engineer (STCW III/2)
2 Cooks (1 Mex and 1 Brazilian)
3 Stewards (Brazilian)
The transition period to replace the American Chief Mate and American Engineers can take a while, because we still need to hire some qualified / trained personnel to take these positions. I will keep you posted about the progress, but so far, this is the last update that I have.
For those that, unfortunately, will leave us on the next journeys, I can advance that It has been a big pleasure to work with you guys, noble and brave seamen.
If you have any doubts, Estevan and I will be here to clear them for you.
Now, read below the message (translated) from our HR Manager, Mr. Indiomar Selau:
Over the past months, some contracts of some boats in our fleet ended.
Despite the scenario of the economic crisis that we face today in Brazil, especially in the oil and gas industry, since Dec 2014, BRAM is trying to keep on the payroll as much crew member as possible, expecting that new contracts to be signed. However, as yet they were not signed, and BRAM can no longer keep these professionals active in the company.
Last week, the company’s direction, together with the Operations and HR departments, analyzed the every employee’s profile: the experience, licenses and functional history, with the aim of better assess what professionals would be kept in the company.
It is important to clarify that, unfortunately, some good employees will not be kept in the company. For these, we will add in our records an indication for rehiring. As we increase our fleet, we will invite these professionals to return to BRAM.
The professionals who will not be kept in the company will be contacted by the HR team and will receive all support of logistics to complete all legal procedures.
If you have any doubt about the configuration of the crew, please get in touch with the Operations Manager of your boat. They may clear all doubts on this subject.
Kind Regards "
Bram Offshore Transportes Marítimos Ltda - Niterói
No. I actually enjoy like most people down here do. Yes there’s managerial issues. Nothing that can’t be handled.
We’re Pro’s,… right? I’ve actually enjoyed teaching and learning the language.
I agree with CDJ, the locals aren’t the problem. The management of the vessels is extremely poor from Shore. Logistics isn’t very good, getting supplies is impossible. This applies to things made in country like PPE, this has to be sourced from local providers but we cannot get it.
I’ve made very good friends down here with lots of Brazilians. A lot of the gringos that come down here think they’re better than the Brazilians because of where they were born. I’ve worked with very skilled Brazilian Mates and Engineers who were often far more competent than the Americans they were working for. The country you’re born in doesn’t make you a superior Sailor. A maioria de vocês que falam mal desse país provavelmente achavam que precisavam de um passaporte para ir ao Alasca. Volte para sua casa no pantanal e cale a sua boca.
[QUOTE=Supreme Leader;158243]I agree with CDJ, the locals aren’t the problem. The management of the vessels is extremely poor from Shore. Logistics isn’t very good, getting supplies is impossible. This applies to things made in country like PPE, this has to be sourced from local providers but we cannot get it.
I’ve made very good friends down here with lots of Brazilians. A lot of the gringos that come down here think they’re better than the Brazilians because of where they were born. I’ve worked with very skilled Brazilian Mates and Engineers who were often far more competent than the Americans they were working for. The country you’re born in doesn’t make you a superior Sailor. A maioria de vocês que falam mal desse país provavelmente achavam que precisavam de um passaporte para ir ao Alasca. Volte para sua casa no pantanal e cale a sua boca.[/QUOTE]
We don’t think we’re better than them because of where we’re born, we think we are better because we actually do a job we are paid for and actually care.