...for tuna fishing in the South Pacific Ocean. Vessel operates out of American Samoa with fishing trips typically 90-days in duration. Experience in purse seine operations is essential.
Descriptions of vacancies are as follows:
The Chief Engineer must have a USCG approved license that meets the requirements for a class six purse seine vessel. The candidate must have extensive knowledge of a purse seine operation and must be capable of maintaining the electrical, hydraulic and electronic systems onboard a 1000 m/ton capacity tuna vessel.
Candidates must have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in ammonia refrigeration systems and brine freezing of fish at sea. Experience in the unloading if large quantities of tuna onto cargo carriers, both at sea and in port is necessary.
Candidates must be certified to maintain Daihatsu main engines and auxiliary engines. It is a requirement that the Chief Engineer sign a two-year contract to work onboard the vessel. The vessel will operate in the central and western Pacific Ocean and the Chief Engineer will be allowed to take one trip off per year. Issuance of a USCG Merchant Mariner Credential is required.
The Navigator must have a USCG approved license that meets the requirements for a class six purse seine vessel.
Candidates must have extensive knowledge of a tuna purse seine operation and be capable of performing all of the functions of the vessel master. He must be capable of operating the hydraulic station and directing the deck crew during a purse seine set. He must be capable of maneuvering the vessel during a purse seine set to ensure that the net has successfully encircled the fish and the net is closed.
Candidates must have experience in both the brailing of fish onboard a purse seine vessel and the proper stacking of the purse seine net. It is a requirement that the Navigator sign a two-year contract to work onboard the vessel. The vessel will operate in the central western Pacific Ocean and the Navigator will be allowed to take one trip off per year. Issuance of a USCG Merchant Mariner Credential is required.
Qualified candidates should contact:
Mr. Robert Virissimo
Fleet Manager South Pacific Tuna Corporation
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