Become part of the ship’s crew Marwa

Become part of the ship’s crew Marwa

The Mission of MARWA

Mission Lifeline operates the 15-meter motor yacht MARWA, registered as a recreational boat under German flag, in the area south of the Canary Islands, to perform monitoring. The so-called Atlantic route from West Africa, Mauritania, Senegal or even Gambia to the islands belonging to Spain is much longer, at least as deadly and far less observed than the route across the Mediterranean. The Spanish Coast Guard, as well as the Spanish sea rescue organization Salvamento Maritimo, can only cover a small portion of the sea area and only operate in case of reported, i.e. located, sea emergencies. Boats still drift past the islands out into the Atlantic, people still die fleeing war, hardship and oppression. With our monitoring operation, Mission Lifeline wants to try to fill a gap and be another eye on the Atlantic. We document crossings and report boats in distress to the relevant authorities. On board our vessel is a purpose-built drone monitoring system that significantly increases our range of vision, provides better coverage of the search area, and significantly supports our monitoring activities.

For our project we are looking for:

People willing to be underway on the M/Y MARWA for about 6 weeks with a small crew of 5-7 people on the Atlantic Ocean south of the Canary Islands, with the purpose of monitoring.

Meals and lodging are free of charge. The crew organizes and provides for itself during the entire period on site. General requirements are the willingness to go on sea cruises for several days, willingness to participate in the watch system (24/7), as well as to report and document cases of boats in distress at sea. Furthermore, everyday tasks for a good cooperation at sea, such as cooking, doing the shopping, performing minor repair and maintenance work, living and working together as a team in a tight place.

The crew should have the following qualifications:

Skipper

As a skipper, you will be responsible for the overall management of the ship in port, at sea and during operations, and you will be legally responsible for the ship and its crew. You are available to the crew as a contact person at all times. You organize and manage all nautical operations, check the safety of the ship, analyze weather reports, coordinate watch schedules, maintain VHF communication from ship to authorities and ship to ship and are responsible for the ship's log. Furthermore, your duties include the complete administration of the ship, such as the bunker, and the crew lists. You brief and train the crew for safe sailing and operations. You coordinate and conduct safety training (fire, water intrusion, person overboard). You create watch and task schedules and are responsible for the emergency role. You work closely with the crew.
Requirements:
  • Professional nautical training and/or relevant experience in nautical positions on (motor)yachts
  • Minimum requirement:
  • Sport boat license sea,
  • better: sport coast boat license / sport ocean boat license
  • Short Range Certificate (SRC) or Longe Range Certificate (LRC) or General Operators Certificate or comparable radio license according to STCW convention.
  • extensive and long-term experience on pleasure boats and/or ocean-going vessels as skipper or officer
  • experience with ship watch, navigation and handling of boats
  • founded meteorological knowledge
  • experience with the use of a professional radar
  • very good knowledge of the safety equipment on ships
  • safe handling of lines as well as mooring and unmooring maneuvers
  • technical basic knowledge (engine and electrics)
  • willingness to participate in the watch system (shift operation 24h/d)
  • good experience in the Atlantic Sea area
  • very good English language skills
  • Physical and mental resilience
  • EU/EEA citizenship
Preferable:
  • -SAR (Search & Rescue) experience
  • -good knowledge of truck/diesel engines/ship engines (Scania) and ship electrics
  • -valid certificate of competency Captain worldwide navigation according to STCW convention
  • -valid certificate of competency Basic Safety Training according to STCW
  • -other STCW certificates of competency
  • -Spanish language skills
  • -French language skills

1st/2nd Mate

As an officer you will work closely with the skipper. You will assist in all nautical matters, take care of the ship's safety equipment and the personal safety equipment of the crew, lead berthing and casting off maneuvers and deck work, and be responsible for overall deck safety. Your duties include independently navigating the ship within the watch system. You will be responsible for conducting safety training and working closely with the skipper and crew during monitoring operations. Furthermore, you will support especially on the bridge with the documentation, the keeping of the logbooks and the internal and external communication.
Requirements:
  • Professional nautical training and/or relevant experience in nautical positions on (motor)yachts
  • Minimum requirement:
  • Sport boat license sea,
  • better: sport coast boat license / sport ocean boat license
  • extensive and long-term experience on pleasure boats and/or ocean-going vessels as skipper or officer
  • experience with ship watch, navigation and handling of boats
  • safe handling of lines as well as mooring and unmooring maneuvers
  • good knowledge of the safety equipment on ships
  • technical basic knowledge (engine and electrics)
  • meteorological knowledge
  • willingness to participate in the watch system (shift operation 24h/d)
  • Physical and mental resilience
  • very good English language skills
Preferable:
  • Short Range Certificate (SRC) or Longe Range Certificate (LRC) or General Operators Certificate or comparable radio license according to STCW convention
  • valid certificate of competence Basic Safety Training according to STCW
  • SAR (Search & Rescue) experience
  • good experience in the Atlantic Sea area
  • good knowledge of truck/diesel engines/ship engines (Scania) and ship electrics
  • Spanish language skills
  • French language skills

Technician/Deckhand

As a technician / deckhand you are responsible for the technical part of the ship's operation. You monitor the operation of the main engine (Scania) and the generator. The maintenance schedule and the engine monitoring are in your area of responsibility. During the monitoring operations you support the rest of the crew as deckhand, in the watch system, at the lookout, during docking and casting off maneuvers and at the bridge watch.


Your additional tasks include:

  • operation of machine and generator
  • maintenance and service of engine and generator during operation (filter change, fuel control)
  • documentation of ongoing operation
  • documentation of incidental maintenance work
  • bridge watch and lookout
  • line handling
  • technical and deck work in general

Requirements:

  • -Very good knowledge of diesel engines and marine generators
  • Experience with Scania DI 12-41M Marine Diesel or comparable engines as well as Solé Diesel marine generators
  • Experience on sports boats, motor and sail boats and/or ocean-going vessels
  • Fundamental understanding and operation of electrical equipment in the engine room, on the bridge and on deck
  • Knowledge of ship operation, watch system, line work
  • Willingness to participate in watch system (shift operation 24h/d)
  • Good English language skills
  • Experience in deck work on smaller motor vessels/sailboats
  • Experience in maintenance and repair of sanitary facilities on smaller boats
  • Physical and mental resilience

Preferable:

  • -Experience on ocean-going vessels/professional machinery patent
  • professional training as ship's mechanic or ship's operations technical assistant
  • certificate of competency technical watch officer (STCW A-III/1)
  • certificate of competency for ship's personnel going on bridge watch (STCW A-II/4)
  • knowledge of data bus systems (NMEA)
  • Knowledge in marine electrics
  • valid certificate of competency Basic Safety Training according to STCW
  • sport boat license sea or higher
  • experience with ship maneuvers and linehandling
  • Spanish language skills
  • French language skills

Deckhand

You will support the nautical and technical crew in all work on deck, especially during mooring and casting off maneuvers, in the watch system and during monitoring operations. Smaller repair works as well as tasks of the crew supply fall into your responsibility.

The tasks include in detail:

  • -under the guidance of the ship's command, you will take on tasks on deck
  • help on deck, line work, minor repairs (e.g. painting, oiling/greasing, checking hatches, doors, hoses, pipes, etc.)
  • care for the crew, logistics, grocery shopping
  • support the nautical and technical crew

Requirements:

  • -Experience on sport boats / sailboats
  • Willingness to participate in the watch system (shift operation 24h/d)
  • Good English language skills
  • Physical and mental resilience

Preferable:

  • -valid Certificate of Competency Basic Safety Training (STCW A-VI/1)
  • SAR experience
  • Sport Boat License Sea, Sport Coastal Ship License / Sport Ocean Ship License
  • advanced knowledge in 1st aid or training in a medical profession
  • Knowledge in marine engineering and marine electrics
  • Good knowledge in Linux system administration
  • Knowledge in data bus systems (NMEA)
  • Spanish language skills
  • French language skills

Drone Pilot/Deckhand

You are mainly responsible for the launch and landing maneuvers as well as the maintenance of the drone. Furthermore, you will support the nautical and technical crew in all necessary work on deck, especially during docking and casting off maneuvers, in the watch system and during monitoring operations.
You will be responsible for minor repair work and crew care tasks.
Your tasks include in detail:
  • Launching, landing, and maintaining the operational drone
  • Evaluating and documenting results
  • Under the guidance of the ship's command, you will perform duties on deck
  • Support work on deck, line work, minor repairs (e.g., painting, oiling/greasing, inspecting hatches, doors, hoses, pipes, etc.)
  • Crew Supplies, Logistics, Purchasing
  • Supporting the nautical and technical crew.
Requirements:
  • experience on sport boats / sailboats
  • willingness to participate in the watch system (shift work 24h/d)
  • good knowledge of English language
  • physical and mental resilience
  • willingness to pass remote pilot license (certificate of knowledge A1/A3, A2)
  • Experience with GroundControl/planning software
  • Seaworthiness with computers
  • Structured work style
  • Love to document (documentation affinity)
  • Clear communication
  • Experience with checklists.
Preferable:
  • Linux knowledge
  • Electrical skills
  • Experience in operating fixed-wing UAVs and RC world (airplanes, quads, etc.) are an advantage.


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