Looking for an offshore job


#1

Trying to break into to the offshore industry in the GOM as a Captain after a 30 yrs Naval career. I have my MMD, Master 200GRT/500GRT(ITC) near coastal, TWIC, Radar Observer, MROP, and completed BST. I have about 30 applications out with no results so far. Any suggestions on best practices on how to land a job. Thanks in advance.


#2

there a some very good company lists in this forum to be had by searching them out…with a master 200/500 you should probably concentrate on those companies with crewboats, utility boats, mini-supply vessels and/or liftboats in thier fleet…two that are near you are Barry Graham and International Boat Rentals…have found that e-mailing applications and resumes to not be all that effective…suggest you consider making a well researched and organized “road trip”…might also consider a “headhunter” but be very very careful with that!!

best luck in your quest!!


#3

Thanks Seadawg. Thought about heading to LA for the road trip, where are most of the companies concentrated at Morgan City, Houma?


#4

Highway 1 is like a boat company fleamarket. If you drive highway 1 (Raceland to Grand Isle) and highway 90 (Lafayette to Raceland) You will probably cover 75% or more of the Supply Boat, Crew Boat, and Liftboat Companies. Good luck! I’m setting out at 0500 for the highway 90 to highway 1 grand tour. Also I will be picking up a second headhunter. Even with all that I figure my chances of landing a job are 1 in 5 at best…


#5

Thanks TxKingfisher, please let me how your road trip goes and if your have any leads for myself. I’m thinking of heading over on Monday next week. I may have to make this a two day road trip given the distance for me.