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CV, Ballast Control Room Operator Seeking Work Globally

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 44429
(08/28/1957, male)
List top 5 skills: ballast control, control room operator
Short Bio:

I have a very strong and diligent work ethic along with a sound knowledge in the marine field having spent 23 years in the South African Navy in various marine and technical disciplines before pursuing my offshore career as a ballast control operator 8 years ago where I have exceeded all expectations of my previous employers.

I have a sound knowledge of my duties and responsibilities as ballast control operator and heed well to instructions and tasks handed down to me by my superiors.

Current location: 

Western Cape, South Africa - View on map


South African

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

Afrikaans, engish

Locations I am interested in working:



Electrical Technician
Wingfield Technical College, Cape Town

Marine Studies Marine Science Institute of Cape Town

Stability and Ballast Control for Semi submersibles Part 1, 2 and 3, ASSET College, Aberdeen



Electrical Technician, South Africa Navy

Bridge Watch keeping Officer, SA Navy [submarines and fleet tankers]

Senior Operations Room Supervising Officer, SA Navy [submarines]

Control Center Supervising Officer, SA Navy [submarines]

ASSET Stability and Ballast Control for semi submersibles [parts: 1, 2 and 3]

First Aid at Sea SAMSA endorsed; Marine Fire Fighting and Prevention SAMSA endorsed

GMDSS Licence; General Radio Operators Licence




Duties and Responsibilities Ballast Control Operator:

Ballast and de-ballast the rig as required to maintain station

Monitor all ballast controls and related instrumentation

Record reports pertaining to stability, boat, and helicopter movements, safety drills and rig activities in the daily logbook

Maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF radio and maintain regular communication with supply and standby vessels

Monitor variable deck load on a daily basis to calculate and maintain the rig’s stability

Prepare the daily and weekly stability report for the rig

Monitor fire alarms, engine conditions, gas detection alarms and take action as directed on Station Bill

Coordinate all helicopter and supply boat traffic to and from the rig

Assist in supervising the transfer of bulk material to and from the rig

Monitor quantities of expendable such a fuel, potable water, drill water and report all finding to Barge Supervisor

Inform the Barge Supervisor or Assistant Barge Supervisor about any anomalies, which may affect the safe and efficient operation of the rig

Carry out Preventative Maintenance on ballast control equipment and other marine equipment as required

Inspect ballast equipment and other marine operation and lifesaving equipment, as required, for safe working conditions

Test fire fighting equipment, obstacle lighting, and audible signals

Monitor the weather conditions and rig motions

Assist in supervising the deck crew during routine and non-routine marine operation

Assist the Barge Supervisor in carrying out rig move plans, aid anchor handling boats, and perform mobilization and demobilization preparations.


Duties and responsibilities as Assistant Barge Engineer:

Assist the barge Engineer (Master) with completing all necessary reports in a comprehensive and timely manner.

Assist the barge Engineer (Master) with the management and supervise maintenance of the Tender and related equipment including close out of all PMS documentation.

Assist the barge Engineer (Master) with the maintenance the unit’s statutory certification and records as required by Class and Flag by means of survey or by any other mandatory regulations issued by IMO etc or any other local country/authority regulatory body.

Assist the barge Engineer (Master) with conducting weekly inspections of both cranes and submitting to onshore support signed inspection reports stating the condition of the cranes.

Verify that the crane operators daily shift inspection check sheets are completed correctly and on time and filed for future review.

Attend all Safety and Training Courses that are deemed necessary for his job position, which are either a Company or Operator requirements.

Assists with drills and trains personnel in scenario response consistent with the Tender Contingency and Emergency Manual requirements.

Perform other duties as directed by the OIM or Barge Engineer

Responsible for the safe and efficient transfer of bulk materials.



South African Navy Technician and Bridge Watch Keeping Officer / operations room officer / electrical technician
1976 to 1998

Ocean Diamond Mining 2nd Mate / Mining / Deck Officer
1998 to 2001

Offshore Employment:

Offshore Marine Services
February 2006 to April 2008
Diamond Offshore BCO
Songa Offshore BCO
Pride International BCO
Maersk Contractors BCO

Maersk Drilling BCO / Assistant Barge Engineer / Barge Engineer
May 2008 to October 2011

Noble Drilling BCO
October 2011 to December 2014



Ballast Control Operator

Assistant Barge Engineer

GMDSS operator

Radio operator

Electrical technician

Bridge watch keeping officer

Operations Room supervisor and Control Room supervisor.



Maersk Management system

Security systems [Identification of threats, vulnerability assessment, security levels, unit security plan and drills and exercises]

Safety training [safety organisation, hazard identification, SJA, permit to work, TBT, Lifting operations]