TOS overalls: For the seventh year in a row we are sponsoring the overalls at the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz. We’re really proud of this at TOS! At the beginning of their studies, first-year students always receive new overalls.
What do you do if you are 16 years old and are looking for holiday work? You get your brother to help J. “My brother Robert was already working through TOS on Fairplay vessels. I got into TOS through him and did holiday work as an AB.
MAROF Sollicitatietraining: Binnenkort gaan alle tweedejaars HBO MAROF studenten op zoek naar een stageplaats aan boord. Jeremy Stork & Jolie
Today is World Maritime Day in honour of all workers at sea. On this day, we focus on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment. So, stay healthy, stay safe and stay positive!
Over the last couple of weeks, we have worked hard to find ways to get our crew home safely. But also to get our colleagues back to work. After many organisational hurdles behind the scenes, we managed to arrange a charter flight and repatriate more than fifty crew members from Lagos, Nigeria.
Working offshore means working in exceptional circumstances so you need to do safety training first. Once you’ve done courses like basic offshore, banksmen, rigging and slinging, you’re qualified to go. TOS helped me and I was soon ready to start.
Our travel desk made every effort to get them back home. The crew travelled from Uruguay to São Paulo (Brazil) to Frankfurt (Germany) to Schiphol (the Netherlands). Our Superintendents, Myron Dam and Thies Kegge, welcomed them at Schiphol to give them a thumbs up & some presents.
ALLROUND CAPTAIN PATRICK: ‘I don’t think there is a single vessel that Patrik can’t sail. He started working for TOS in 2015 as a Chief Officer on a dredger.
Adjustment: Last week it finally happened: my first solo adjustment. We received a job for a patrol vessel. The location was Hoek van Holland, and the weather was just fine J.
Travelling in these Corona times is a challenge. Still, Myrthe & Sabine of the TOS Travel Desk continue to look each day for possibilities to get crew off or on board. They have their hands full keeping track of the constant changes per country and per travel organisation.