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Princess Cruises Job Vacancies

Posted: August 4, 2016


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Princess Cruises: The Consummate Host TM. Our core values are part of everything we do and have helped to make us one of the most successful cruise lines in the world. With a fleet of over 21 luxury ships professionals are currently sought for the following roles.


Senior Watch Keeping Engineer Officers

Engineer Officers holding 2nd Engineer unlimited 111/2 Certificate of Competency as a minimum. Although not essential, suitable candidates will ideally have previous cruise and/or passenger ship experience. Experience working with Diesel Electric Engines will also have advantageous.


Electrical and Electronics Officers

Applicants holding a HND in Electrical/Electronics Engineering are preferred, although consideration will be given to those having served a recognised apprenticeship, ideally in a Maritime related industry. Existing seagoing ETOs with deep sea or ferry experience without a HND will also be considered.


Hotel Services Engineer

Applicants are sought for the role of Hotel Services Engineer, a 3 stripe Officer position, reporting directly to the Staff Engineer on board. This position is responsible for all aspects of hotel maintenance to the highest standard, utilising technical ratings within your sub department and co-operation with the electrical and ventilation department resources, as necessary.



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Applicants who do no have a UK Certificate of Competency must be eligible to apply for a UK Certificate of Equivalency.

To apply, please forward your CV/Resume quoting the reference CRK14 to:


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New Job Postings via Flagship Management

Posted: July 12, 2016

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Flagship Management are currently seeking applications for the following two roles;

NEW JOB – Power Control Engineer

NEW JOB – Senior Power Control Engineer

Please click the above links for further information or visit

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Job Opportunity; Dublin Port Company – Harbour Master

Posted: June 8, 2016



Applications are invited for the position of Harbour Master

The Company

Dublin Port Company is a self-financing, private limited company, wholly owned by the State and reporting to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.  It is the largest port on the island of Ireland and, in 2015, had a record cargo throughput of 32.8m gross tonnes.  In addition, Dublin Port is a major passenger hub with two million passengers passing through each year on both ferries and cruise ships.  By international standards, Dublin is a very busy port with over 15,000 ship movements annually.

Dublin Port Company has responsibility for a harbour area extending over Dublin Bay and additional responsibility for a still wider pilotage district including Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

The Company provides port infrastructure operated by private sector companies operating in competitive markets.  The Port has a ten kilometre  entrance channel, more than seven kilometers of berths (quay walls and jetties), a fleet of port craft (including pilot boats and tugs), eight ramps for Ro-Ro operations and a land area of 260 hectares.

The Port is situated at the heart of Dublin Bay and is immediately adjacent to protected environmental sites of national and international importance.  It is also bounded by residential and commercial areas.

The Company’s business is growing rapidly and the Port is being developed on the basis of the Masterplan 2012 to 2040.  The first major Masterplan project, the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project, is currently being constructed.  As part of this project, the Port’s ruling depth will be increased to -10.0m CD and more than three kilometres of berths will be constructed or reconstructed to provide capacity for longer and deeper ships.

The Position

The position of Harbour Master is key in the safe and efficient management of the Port.  The Harbour Master is a member of the Executive Management Team, reporting to the Chief Executive.  The Harbour Master’s primary operational responsibilities  are to ensure the Port’s marine activities operate safely and efficiently.

The Harbour Master has direct managerial responsibility for operations in a number of key areas including pilotage, towage, berth allocation and  VTS.  Given the location of Dublin Port, the Harbour Master also has a wider responsibility for leisure and other craft in Dublin Bay and in the River Liffey.

The role requires an in-depth understanding of ship operations in all modes including Ro-Ro passenger and freight ferries; container ships; bulk carriers of all types; oil tankers; and cruise ships.

The Harbour Master is responsible for all aspects of the operations of the Port’s Harbour Function including the management of a skilled staff of 60 and the management of a large financial budget.


The Person

To qualify for consideration, candidates must have a valid STCW II/2 Certificate of Competency as Master, (unlimited) valid for service in the Irish Mercantile Marine. Candidates should have at least three years seagoing experience as Master or Chief Officer of a merchant vessel and/or three years experience as a Harbour Master, Deputy Harbour Master or Assistant Harbour Master in a comparable port.

The successful candidate will have to demonstrate the required high level of expertise in the operational dimensions of the role; the ability to motivate and manage a skilled workforce operating around the clock on every day in the year; financial and commercial acumen in respect of both the Company’s business and that of our customers; the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders both nationally and internationally and the ability to communicate clearly and authoritatively both verbally and in writing.


To apply please send full personal, career and current remuneration details to:


Mr. Pat Ward

Head of Corporate Services,

Dublin Port Company,

Port Centre,

Alexandra Road,

Dublin 1.

D01 H4C6


Closing date 8th July 2016

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Strong Growth for Irish Ports

Posted: April 18, 2016

The iShip Index

The iShip index is a method used to measure the volume of traffic which travels through Irish ports. It has shown a positive increase in all major traffic modes such a Bulk traffic, LoLo traffic and RoRo traffic in recent years.


Traffic Volume

According to “The Irish Maritime Development Offices” latest newsletter the total volume of traffic moving through mostly Dublin, Cork and Waterford ports has reached its highest in 2015 with 997 punts on the iShip  index since 2008. Although this is lower than the peak year in 2007 (1,042 points) it represents substantial growth since the economic crisis (2009 which was a low 693 points).


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These figures are evidence of the success of 2015 in the maritime industry. Exports in merchandise grew by 20% while imports increased by 20%. This puts an expectation of further growth in 2016 of 6.5% and again in 2017 of a furthur 4.4%.



Tourism is vital to Irish ports. Figures from 2015 have shown 4.4 million tourists passed through Irish ports using ferry services which connected them to Britian and France. Cruise liners also brought over 450,00 tourists to Irish ports in the last year, which is an increase of 3% since 2014.


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The Future of Irish Poets

Irish ports play a substantial role to forecasting possible growth in the Irish economy in the coming years. Director “Liam Lacey” of the “The Irish Maritime Development Office” has stated that “it is important to address the need for additional capacity. Ambitious development plans, capable of meeting the growing needs of the of the National economy, have been progressed by Dublin, Cork and Shannon Foynes and will be brought to fruition over the next five years.” Such plans are sure to increase international trade and lead to job creation for the Irish Port and Maritime industry.



To Read More about the Growth check out The Irish Maritime Development Offices latest newsletter

Irish Maritime Transport Economist reports strong growth for traffic modes through Irish ports






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Don’t get caught out. The Manila Amendments are upon us.

Posted: March 4, 2016

Irish Seafarers and employers of Irish Seafarers, take note!!


The Manila Amendments are very clear, irrespective of the validity of your Certificate of Competency.

Our own legislation is very clear!

Marine Notice No. 02 of 2014 states:

Seafarers holding valid STCW certificates issued prior to 1st January 2012 will have to meet the new requirements in order for their certificates to be revalidated beyond 1st January 2017.

Certificates that have been presented for revalidation since 1st January 2012 have an expiry date of 31st December 2016.

Seafarers revalidating their Certificates of Competency (CoCs) will be required to submit additional evidence to ensure their CoC is valid for service after 31st December 2016.


In conforming to the provisions of STCW Convention Regulation 1/14, and section A-1/14, of the STCW Code, companies must ensure that seafarers assigned to any of their ships have received refresher/updating training as required by the convention.

If you or a member of your team is serving on board a ship and is qualified in any of the following, they must, as of the 1st of January 2017, have documentary evidence of either having completed the training course or updated their training within the last 5 years.


Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Table A-VI/1-1)

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (STCW Table A-VI/2-1)

Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Table A-VI/1-2)

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW Table A-VI/3)

Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (STCW Table A-VI/2-2)


The law is very clear, do not put your career at risk, you cannot proceed to sea after January 1st 2017 without having complied with the Manila Amendments.

Book your training here at the NMCI. Courses are selling out quickly. All courses to June 2016 are now fully booked.

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