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Surfer Pilot M/F

Vacancy details

General information


Bourbon Marine Services Greenmar (BMSG) is the manning affiliate of Bourbon group managing more than 1500 seafarers on more than 100 vessels .

Our goal is to attract and retain our top performers with the capacity to contribute to their growth and that of our organisation.
Our experienced recruitment team are experts in accompanying candidates in their enrollment process to bring the most exciting worldwide maritime opportunities to our seafarers.
Our Bourbon career job boards have vacancies on Bourbon vessels in Oceans all around the world locations such as West Africa, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Europe.

Live the international experience with BMSG !!



Job type (offshore/onshore)


Position description

Job title

Surfer Pilot M/F

Contract type

Temporary Contract

Roles and responsibilities

BMSG is currently recruiting surfer pilots.

Surfer pilots will be trained during 4 weeks , accommodation will be on petroleum site .If training is successful surfer pilot will be offered contract of 70 days on a rotation basis.


Roles and Responsibilities are listed below and not limited to :

  • Ensure safe passenger transfer
  • Assess appropriate moment for passenger to board/disembark
  • To conduct load inspection prior loading and after loading & report of light cargo.
  • Is overall responsible and accountable to the company for his vessels, its movements and personnel during operations.
  • Communicate on operational and safety issues with clients rep, port authorities, base & ship man
  • Prepare passage plans.
  • Command and operate the vessel in a safe and cost efficient manner
  • Report to HSE manager any matters which could be detrimental to the safety of the vessel, crew or company property
  • Ensure that all paperwork pertaining to accounts, safety, operations and crew are completed to the satisfaction of our operations, filed or dispatched to the head office in time.
  • Ensure that the oil book is correctly filled
  • To carry out drills.
  • Supervise shore workers carrying out maintenance and/or repairs
  • Ensure that each crew member is aware of his duties.
  • Maintain throughout the contract a good communication with the contract manager as per Bourbon client satisfaction chain
  • Conduct accident investigation and provide comprehensive report and ensure that corrective actions are correctly implemented on board.

Qualifications, Skills and Experiences


Mandatory requirements :

Master 500 UMS
STCW certificates
Fluent English


  • III/5 (engine qualification)
  • Jet propulsion familiarized
  • Multicultural awareness



-During training session 100 usd / day max in Pointe Noire

-After training session and if successful ,salary will be at 170 USD / day

Position localisation

Job location

Africa, Congo, Pointe noire

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6 - Other

Minimum level of experience required

Less than 2 years

Licenses (seafearers only)

Master <500 GT (A-II/3)

Type of vessel