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The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) in partnership with the Ministry of
Transport is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to become a part of the Water Taxi
The Chief Engineer is responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the engines and
machinery and is required to maintain the systems to specifications determined by
classification society, flag states and other regulatory bodies. The Chief Engineer is also
responsible for preparing the vessel for surveys, dry docking and for implementation of the preventative
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintain and operate all vessel systems within legal requirements of pertinent regulatory agencies and
Participate in the safe operation of the vessel as required by the IMO (via the vessel classification
society) and Maritime Services Division, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Conduct drills with marine and non-marine crew as directed by the master and as deemed necessary to
maintain full compliance.
Report any problems to the Master and Port Engineer immediately and develop recommended
Maintain a safe and clean engine room and mechanical spaces.
Assist and advise shore technicians as needed.
Maintain daily logs and make required entries into PMP System.
Properly requisition, stock and inventory on-board spare parts.
Operate vessel appropriate to the parameters of IMO-HSC
Ensure vessel fuel load is, at all times, appropriate and per policy.
Train new engineers as required.
Make emergency repairs when needed.
Perform daily/weekly/monthly preventative maintenance as per maintenance schedule and instructed
by Port Engineer.
At all times, treat passengers and crew in a courteous, helpful and professional manner.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Designation as STCW 95 Regulation III/2 (as issued by countries registered by the IMO for the
certification of seafarers) for at least 6,000KW operating on a coastwise route.
High-speed passenger vessel and Water-jet experience preferred.
Maintain compliance with MSD licensing requirements regarding physical standards.
CHIEF ENGINEER, 41M PASSENGER FERRY
THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT
National Infrastructure Development Co. Ltd (NIDCO)
No. 3 Melbourne Street, Port of Spain
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT
OF APPLICATIONS IS
January 2, 2014.
Unsuitable applications will not be
BEIJING---A city in southern China has dis-
missed most members of its legislature after
they were found to have taken millions of dol-
lars in bribes in a massive election fraud, a
Communist Party-run newspaper reported
The scandal implicated 518 lawmakers in the
city of Hengyang s 529-member legislature, said
the Hunan Daily, a newspaper run by the Hunan
provincial Communist Party committee.
The Hengyang People s Congress had con-
vened earlier this year to pick 76 delegates to
represent the city in the provincial people s con-
gress in accordance with Chinese election law.
Provincial authorities began to receive com-
plaints of vote buying in February and a special
team was set up to investigate the allegations,
the Hunan Daily said.
It said that after 518 Hengyang lawmakers
and 68 staff members were found to have accept-
ed bribes, 512 lawmakers were dismissed. The
other six had already quit. The city also dismissed
three other lawmakers who did not take money
but were severely negligent with work duties,
the report said.
Provincial authorities disqualified 56 delegates
from Hengyang who were found to have paid
more than US$18 million in bribes to gain entry
to the provincial body.
People s congresses at all levels of China are
essentially rubber-stamping bodies that sanction
decisions by the ruling Communist Party, but
a seat on any people s congress is still highly
coveted, because it provides status, networking
opportunities and closeness to power.
Candidates are always carefully vetted, but
efforts to improve democracy have required the
number of candidates to exceed the number of
seats to be filled. In the case of Hengyang, the
municipal body was to pick 76 delegates out of
a panel of 93 candidates.
The competition, coupled with a ban on can-
vassing, has bred an underground market of
vote buying, but the public revelation of the
pervasive fraud as seen in Hengyang is rare.
over vote fraud
terday formally allowed
couples to have a sec-
ond child if one parent
is an only child, the
first major easing of its
restrictive birth policy.
First announced by
the ruling Communist
Party s leadership in
November, the decision
was officially sanctioned
China formalises easing of one-child policy
In this November 17, 2013 file photo,
a woman leads a child while holding a
doll as they walk near mural depicting
a child eating in Beijing. Yesterday,
China formally allowed couples to
have a second child if one parent is an
only child, the first major easing of
the three-decade-old restrictive birth
policy. AP PHOTO
by the standing com-
mittee of China s top
legislature, the National
People s Congress, the
official Xinhua News
1980, China s birth pol-
icy has limited most
couples to only one
child, but has allowed a
second child if neither
parent has siblings or if
the first born to a rural
couple is a girl.
policy makers have esti-
mated the easing would
benefit some 15 million
to 20 million Chinese
cities---and result in one
to two million extra
births per year in the
first few years, on top
of the 16 million babies
born annually in China.
They say the easing
is so incremental that
the extra births are not
expected to strain
resources such as the
health care and educa-
China has credited
the restrictive policy
with managing its pop-
ulation growth and
improving the econo-
my, but critics say it is
a violation of human
China is the world s
most populous country
with 1.35 billion people.
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