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Master TUG M/F

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General information


A market leader in offshore marine services, BOURBON offers the most demanding offshore energy operators a broad range of surface and subsea marine services for oil & gas fields and wind farms. These services rely on a modern & standardized fleet of 458 vessels and on the skills of more than 8,200 highly qualified professionals. Constantly striving for operational excellence, the group provides a local service for customers in the 44 countries in which it operates, guaranteeing the very highest standards of quality and safety. In 2019, BOURBON achieved adjusted revenues of over €720 million.  



Job type (offshore/onshore)


Position description

Job title

Master TUG M/F

Roles and responsibilities

The Master has the overriding authority and responsibility for making decisions and taking all necessary actions regarding safety, pollution prevention and the efficient operation of the vessel and to request the company’s assistance that may be necessary.

Technical Competence:

  • Familiarize him/herself with all sections and parts of the company (QSMS) and all company policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Implement and maintain the company’s policies and procedures and instructions.
  • Motivate the crew to observe the company policies, procedures and instructions by demonstrating knowledge of, and a positive attitude to the company QSMS.
  • Issue appropriate written or verbal orders and instructions in a clear and simple manner.
  • Verify that all specific requirements of the company policies and procedures are observed.
  • Complete the annual “Master’s Review” in accordance with the requirements of the QSMS.
  • Propose improvements to the QSMS in order to improve the quality and safety of Bourbon Interoil services to its customers.
  • Report non-conformances, hazardous situations, defects and other undesirable events, determine the causes of same, and suggest corrective actions.
  • Understand that raising non-conformances also involves responsibility for corrective actions, and shall prepare a written report of the result in accordance with established company procedures.
  • Ensure that the vessel and crew are prepared for any emergency situation at all times.
  • Ensure that all emergency drills, safety meetings and other QSMS requirements, including but not limited to, Pre-Task Planning, Checklist use and PPE use are carried out in a correct, timely and thorough manner according to QSMS procedures.
  • Maintain in good order all shipboard files, certificates and records, including the documentation and reporting of all applicable information in the company and vessel logbooks.

Operational Competence:
The Master shall keep himself updated on:

  • Laws and regulations issued by competent authorities and/or governments by keeping a library list of all relevant IMO publications and check Flag State web-sites monthly if new regulations apply and if able.
  • Recommendations from Classifications Society.
  • The Owners instructions and any revisions to the QSMS.

The Master shall maintain the following:

  • Ship’s certificates and classification documents
    Recommendations and reports issued by the Flag States, the Classification Society of the corresponding Port State authority.
  • The original certificates shall be filed onboard and a copy shall be maintained at the vessel owning company office and any other locations as deemed appropriate.
  • During his/her tour of duty, the Master should indicate which certificates are, or will become due during the next period using a copy of the vessel’s certificate record.  This shall be forwarded to the vessel owning company office for applicable follow up.

Qualifications, Skills and Experiences


  • Minimum of 5 towing/rig move operation
  • 12months as Master, on TUG
  • Must possess STCW Master II/2 license.
  • Good understanding of English language,
  • Must possess experience on vessels with Azimuth Stern Drive
  • Must be meet all Manilla 2010 STCW certificate requirements
  • Must be able to use Microsoft applications

Position localisation

Job location

Africa, Nigeria, Onne base

Candidate criteria

Licenses (seafearers only)

Master Unlimited (A-II/2)