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We have an urgent requirement for an Electrical Superintendent and Supervisor for a vessel in Norway, to travel tomorrow to Norway in time for cc on Thursday. Trenching job using PT1 trencher. 4 weeks approx, no set rate with this client so if you are interested please send your CV to me along with a desired day rate (client uplifts in full for Norway tax). must have Norwegian certs in place and experience in a similar role.
I got an offer a few months back for work in Angola. In the appllication cover there was one item of note : "Angola does not issue work permits for anyone over 60".
Seeing more and more age restrictions in ROV these days. A few noted:

'Must be younger than 30' (staff position)
'Must not be over 45' (contractor positions)
'Must not be over 60' (contractor positions)

Curious I contacted the later two companies and queried this. The first one said they had older contractors who refused/could not climd around subsea equipment for maintenance or repairs as per their job description. The second one said 'all the senior ones ( contractors) turned out to be disasters to their vessels' Laughing

Thankfully I have a few years to go Smile

Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment training that has come into effect. This affects all personnel who travel to / from their offshore worksite by helicopter. Can you please contact your training provider and make arrangements to attend this training. Further info on the course is detailed below, with a link to the OPITO website included. The proposed deadline for completion of this training is 1st September 2014. After this date, personnel who arrive at heliports and have not been trained will not be allowed to board the helicopter.

The aims and objectives of the training are to ensure that the delegate gains the required knowledge and understanding of the particular hazards and properties of a Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) and appropriate practical emergency response actions to take should the requirement for emergency deployment arise.

During the training programme, delegates will be required to demonstrate their skills and understanding of the following key areas.

To successfully complete this training delegates must able to explain:

- The fundamental differences between re-breather and compressed air systems (technology and use)
- The rationale and use of compressed air emergency breathing systems in helicopter emergency situations
- The hazards associated with compressed air emergency breathing systems

To successfully complete this training delegates must able to demonstrate:

- A pre-flight inspection of the life jacket and CA-EBS
- Donning the life jacket with CA-EBS correctly, including buddy check
- An emergency deployment of the CA-EBS in a dry environment

This programme has been developed to address initial equipment introduction training requirements only and is designed to be delivered in a dry training environment. This training programme will be valid from 23 June 2014 until further notice.

Target audience:

The Target group is personnel that are issued with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) whilst travelling to work by helicopter and may be required to use a CA-EBS in the event of an emergency.

Delegate pre-requisites:

Delegates must possess a valid BOSIET / FOET certificate including a valid HUET certificate prior to attending the OPITO Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment Training programme.

Training duration:

The optimum contact time for the Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment Training is 1.5 hours and can be carried out at an OPITO approved training provider.


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It's not a requirement of this thread that posters must name and shame, however, supplying information of somewhat dubious practices is still useful to others as it gives an idea of what to look out for.

That having been said, when you feel you have been royally screwed over naming the company that has erred in their ways might be a good pointer by way of who to avoid.

Please try to be factual though by posting information based on direct experience rather than here-say/third party knowledge.
This is not ROV work.

Moving to correct section.
Thank you for valuable input.
Start Date: Wed 6 August 2014
Duration: Approx 25 days work (may change subject to operational requirements)
Location: North Sea (Southern Area)
Bias: Mechanical/Electrical
Skill: Heavy Work Class
Equipment: CS2 (CS150 SMD Quantum)
Workscope: ROV Services Wellhead Cleaning/Inspection

Candidates must have strong piloting skills and experience of SMD Heavy Work class vehicles preferably Quantum.

If you are interested and feel you have the required experience for the above post, please call on +44(0)1429 868543, or send a copy of your up to date CV.
K2 wrote:

'To transit hanging off the umbilical is not a done thing normally '

Actually it is a standard operating procedure and is very common. Not sure where you have been working?

You are correct in that individual circumstances will govern any decision of speed and there can be much to consider or very little to consider depending on the evolution and scenario.

Probably best for anyone who wants to know, to chat with their Supervisor - provided their Supervisor has the necessary experience, which is not always the case these days Rolling Eyes


We used to transit at 2 to 3 kts in the helcom area of the Baltic, recovery because of washdown wasn't practical at all. That was with a workclass and top hat TMS
aha, yes, thank makes sense, thanks Ray. You're right, my cable only has the outer, then kevlar, then the inner conductors.

I will also look into the Kellums grips, thanks

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