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!
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.
Barnhoorn: ‘Since this is a voyage of more than 7,000 nautical miles, the vessel has to sail for approximately 45 days. It’s a relatively long journey for such a small but powerful tug. The living area on board is limited for such a period.
TOS CZECH REPUBLIC – 15 YEARS!: Fifteen years ago, TOS opened her first branch office in Decin, Czech Republic. Branch Manager Rudolf Žák: ‘The company was officially registered in May 2005. I had worked on seagoing ships for 5 years and on inland shipping vessels for more than 13 years. And I was looking for a job onshore. TOS and I met, and we came soon to an agreement. Quickly, I found an office in Decin, and we started to select sea and inland nautical staff, as well as technical staff with the right maritime papers. Since that time, our office staff has increased from one person to three. We support Siebelina Ooms at the TOS HQ in finding the right candidates for our inland shipping clients and other departments throughout the Maritime sector!’
Survey Vessel: ‘After a thorough preparation by the TOS delivery team, we depart on 20 October from Schiphol to Vigo. The next day, I explore the vessel together with Thies Kegge, Superintendent at TOS. We also stock up on supplies. The crew is busy carrying out the necessary safety drills and taking inventory of the equipment. It will still be a few days before we leave. The Sabah has been reflagged for delivery, but the new certificates are not yet ready. Fortunately, there is always a silver lining. During the wait, TOS delivery captain Tjalling appears in the Vigo port. What are the odds of running into a colleague! Tjalling is on a Damen delivery from Vietnam to Gorinchem, the Netherlands. He has had especially bad weather for weeks. After a good night’s sleep, we meet the next day on the Sabah for coffee. It was nice to catch up!’
At the beginning of 2020, TOS delivered a new tugboat for the Port of Manzanillo in Panama for our client SAAM Towage. SAAM will use this tug for port operations in Manzanillo and Colon.