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A REPUTABLE MARINE COMPANY IN THE CHAGUARAMAS AREA IS SEEKING
TO EMPLOY THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL:
Plan and organize the fleet in accordance with statutory, regulatory and classification
society requirements, company policies and commercial commitments, and liaise
with other departments, regulatory bodies, classification societies and customers.
Monitor the execution of the planned maintenance program on board the vessels
though review of routine ship's reports.
In conjunction with the Health and Safety Department, review safety and other
routine reports submitted from the vessels.
In conjunction with the Management Systems Compliance department to
ensure that safety, environmental and security issues are dealt with effectively
and in a timely fashion.
Plan, arrange and monitor the progress of vessel dry dockings, refits and un-
scheduled repairs in accordance with the established company procedures and
ensure that relevant records are maintained.
Work closely with key customer contacts to coordinate and communicate
progress on key technical projects, issues and effectively utilize port time for the
execution of vessel maintenance.
Management of vessel operations budgeting, forecasting and cost management.
Act as company representative in relation to the execution of the Charter party
Qualifications must include:
A minimum of 10 years' experience in a similar Operations Management position
or Senior Marine Professional position within the Marine sector.
A minimum of 5 years direct experience working with modern ASD tugs.
A minimum of 5 years direct experience working in an LNG terminal environment.
A minimum of 8 years work experience with Caterpillar 3516 series engines.
Completion of post secondary education is a requirement; specifically applicants
with an educational background in Marine Engineering or Navigation
A valid Master 500 T, NC certificate of Competency
Six Sigma experience considered an asset
Demonstrated experience working with an recognized quality system, experience
with the Irving management system considered an asset
Possess a high commitment to customer service and safe working practices
Strong financial acumen.
Demonstrated proficiency using Vessel/Maintenance management system. NS5
experience would be considered a definite asset.
Ability to travel internationally.
Interested persons should submit their applications with detailed resumes by
Saturday 16th May 2015. Only suitable applications will be acknowledged. Kindly
address your application to: The HR Manager
PO Box 3135
Chaguaramas Post Office
or email: email@example.com
As many in the Caribbean smile
again, given the victory of the West
Indies over England in the third Test,
we need to be cognizant of the need
to improve our cricket. We have all
witnessed in the past, moments where
West Indian cricket has threatened to
become consistent, only to have to
retreat to our corners, as the team
instead goes backwards. Whether it
is a mindset or just the shortcomings
of a people easy to accumulate short-
term gratification, at the expense of
longevity, it is an area of concern that
And while there is absolutely no
doubt in my mind that the appointment
and the role of Phil Simmons as coach
has made a big difference to the moti-
vation and drive of the players, he will
not be able to maintain any sort of
momentum with this team, without
some necessary changes.
It was also quite refreshing to listen
to the pragmatic approach adopted by
Simmons in dealing with the many
questions after the match. After seven
plus years with Ireland, Simmons is
well aware of over expectation and
underachievement, neither of which
he can be accused of during his impres-
sive tenure as cricketing coach in many
parts of the world.
So as we examined the glaring defi-
ciencies that exist on this West Indies
squad, ahead of a tough encounter
against perhaps one of the best crick-
eting teams in the game at the
moment---Australia. It is important to
remember that our standard of cricket
will have to be much higher just to be
competitive, so we need to make adjust-
ments as soon as possible.
An opening partner for the prodigious
Kraigg Braithwaite is essential as Devon
Smith, despite his regional strength, is
over exposed at international cricket
and young Shai Hope is not an opening
batsman. It is totally unfair to ask him
to open at this level since he is not an
opener for his native Barbados.
In looking around the Caribbean,
there is a dearth of quality openers,
which must be a concern.
So let us examine the training squad
that was selected for the England series,
because there has been no other cricket
since then to judge players, other than
the England test series, so prospective
players for the Australian series that
starts on June 3 in Windsor Park,
Dominica, followed by the second test
at Sabina Park, Jamaica, on June 11,
which logically should come from this
twenty man squad.
West Indies training squad: Sulieman
Benn, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Black-
wood, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brath-
waite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chan-
derpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Miguel
Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon
Gabriel, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Leon
Johnson, Veerasammy Permaul, Denesh
Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon
Samuels, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.
Guyana s Leon Johnson, who has
some experience as an opening batsman
must be considered, as his previous
test matches, batting at number 3, sug-
gests he has both ability and attitude
for the job at hand. Let us hope when
placed in a challenging position, he can
succeed and grow. All of this assumes
that our best opening batsman, Christo-
pher Gayle, is not available.
Also, the number five slot, presently
occupied by 40-year-old Shivnarine
Chanderpaul, who by the time the first
test is played in Dominica will be just
two months shy of 41, must be con-
gratulated on his great individual con-
tribution to West Indies cricket but
must be asked to retire, or failing that,
dropped. This is a professional sport,
so the harsh reality is that Chanderpaul
is past his best and there are no signs
to suggest he can recapture his best in
this the twilight of a glowing career.
It is a difficult decision, which may
be filled with emotion for many at the
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), but
unfortunately, the greater interest of a
group, has to be placed in front of the
self-interest of one. Perhaps a role with
the team can be found in the future
for Chanderpaul, but at the moment,
he is operating like excessive baggage
with no value on a flight that will
become heavy very soon. The obvious
replacement for him would be Hope
or even bowling all-rounder Carlos
In the bowling department, the West
Indies need for Devendra Bishoo to
recover from an unfortunate injury, as
his spin bowling variety may trouble
the Australians more than Veerasammy
Permaul, and this sort of choice, should
enhance the competitiveness of both
Kemar Roach needs to refocus,
because when he does, he can be a very
dangerous fast bowler, and in tandem
with Jerome Taylor and Shannon
Gabriel, the West Indies appear to be
developing some capable fast bowlers
who may be able to trouble batsmen
early in their innings. If another fast
bowler like either Sheldon Cottrell or
Miguel Cummins can be positively
encouraged, then the pool can be wider
and the future probably brighter .
There is also another school of
thought that dictates that should Jason
Holder s batting continue its dramatic
improvement, he can be pushed into
the genuine all-rounder role and the
West Indies captain, Denesh Ramdin,
then can bat at number six, with Hold-
er at position 7. This would allow the
West Indies to play an extra bowler and
therefore enhance the squad.
Australia will be tough opponents,
but this West Indies squad has the look
of a team developing belief in them-
selves and the more they can grow into
this role, the better it will be. It may
be early days, but even then, it is better
to have hope, than to just give up.
Hope lives on for West Indies
Shivnarine Chanderpaul must be asked to retire after Australian series.
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