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Chief Engineer/Second Engineer
We are seeking an applicant to join us at one of Cornwall’s fastest growing companies. An exciting opportunity exists to join a small team as Chief Engineer on the Freight Vessel & 2nd Engineer on the Passenger Vessel or individual roles depending on competence level & experience.
This role is ideally suited to someone who wishes to work close to home, living within daily commuting distance of Penzance.
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group is unique in the UK in terms of its breadth of transport operations including shipping, airline and airport services; providing lifeline links for both passengers and freight between the Isles of Scilly and the mainland.
The Group operates the Scillonian III passenger ferry and has recently acquired a new freight ship that is currently being modified to replace the current, smaller vessel, the Gry Maritha. Inter-island freight and mail services are provided using two smaller vessels. The Company also operates Penzance Dry Dock to maintain its own vessels and provide services to external clients.
As Chief Engineer on the Freight Vessel min M.E.O.L. (Marine Engine Operators Licence) or above.
As 2nd Engineer on the Passenger Vessel min 2nd Engineer <3000kW NC or above.
2nd Engineer <3000kW will cover both roles.
2:1 (2 for 1).
Sole Engineer on the Freight Vessel, being responsible for running & maintaining the engine room including fuel operations pertaining to the role. Working on deck helping with cargo operations when/if possible. As per stated within the SMS.
2nd Engineer on the Passenger Vessel, being part of a team running & maintaining the vessel’s engine room in all aspects, defined by the SMS. Responsible to the Chief Engineer.
The Freight vessel operates all year round. Normally 3 trips per week conditions dependant.
The Passenger vessel operates seasonally normally between February/March to November. Sailing normally 1 trip per day, 6 days per week in the off season. In the High season running 7 days per week.
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