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Relief Chief Engineer / Second Engineer


Penzance/Isles of Scilly


This position works throughout the year on a 2:1 rota currently 2 weeks on and 1 week off leave system. The vessel operates for approximately 8 months per year followed by a winter lay-up/refit period. Winter lay-up & drydocking in Penzance continues a 2:1 rota normally a 5-day working week. During the season, the vessel operates a daily service, Monday to Saturday (with additional sailings to meet demand) and peak season Sundays.

Live ashore; work at sea

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 Relief Chief Engineer / Second Engineer on the Isles of Scilly passenger ferry, ‘Scillonian III’, or any other vessel owned or chartered by the Company.

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.


Applicants should possess as a minimum

Chief Engineer <3000kw N.C.

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