Company Information

Smit Lamnalco is the leading provider of safe and efficient towage and associated marine services to the oil and gas terminal industry. With more than 150 vessels and over 1700 staff worldwide, Smit Lamnalco is dedicated to providing marine support services tailored to the operational needs of global customers in local markets. Active in over 30 countries, Smit Lamnalco specializes in bringing international standards on safety, logistics, mooring and towage to onshore and offshore operations in challenging environments. For more information on Smit Lamnalco, please visit our website: 

Job Description

For our operations in Mozambique we are looking for Masters to join our ASD fleet, consisting of three new built RA4200 tugs and an MPV4600 DP2 vessel. In this role you are overall responsible to ensure the vessel is operated in a safe and efficient way at all times. The Master will ensure the vessel is operated in accordance with all relevant national and international legislation as well as implement and adhere to the Smit Lamnalco Integrated Management System (SLIMS) and client specific requirements. Furthermore the Master will ensure there is a smooth and professional relationship with the client and third parties. Finally the Master will instruct and encourage his crew to work safely and lead by example. Smit Lamnalco opts the highest operational, safety and maintenance standards and expects the same from its Masters on board.

Job Requirements

Job Responsibilities:
  • That the vessel remains within compliance of the requirements of all applicable rules, laws, regulations, guidelines and practices of good seamanship at all times and maintains a high standard of housekeeping throughout the vessel.
  • To ensure that SLIMS is followed and maintained with particular emphasis on the correct use and application of PPE, safety equipment, Check-lists and all other safety precautions relating to job and task performance with particular emphasis on the protection of the environment and pollution prevention.
  • To ensure planned maintenance is executed as per MARAD (planned maintenance system on board).
  • Issue appropriate clear written or verbal orders and instructions.
  • Report and manage incidents, non-conformity, hazardous situations, near misses, and any other relevant event.
  • Maintain in good order all shipboard files, certificates and records, including the company and vessel logbooks.
  • Ensure that the navigational watch keeping regimes and practices, including those related to security, are maintained at all times as per company standing orders.
  • Ensure that the cargo is properly and safely loaded, stowed, secured and discharged so as at no time to endanger the crew, property, the environment or the vessel, particularly stability.
  • Ensure that the vessel has sufficient stability in all operations. Always refer to and take into account the Stability Booklet, class Rules and flag State legislation.
  • Ensure that all work is undertaken in a safe and efficient manner at all times, with care to allow crew members sufficient time for rest periods in accordance with the STCW 78 (as amended) Convention guidelines and MLC 2006.
  • Complete and forward as applicable, operational reports and other operational documentation and provide a handover report to the reliever upon completion of tour of duty and or when change of command is required.
  • Ensure timely and effective communication is maintained by telephone and email.
  • Have the required number of defined annual inspections conducted and reports produced in a timely fashion in line with prevailing procedures.
  • Ensures the vessel supplies, medicine chests and related stores and equipment are maintained within expiry dates and in good order.

Profile candidate:
  • COC < 3000GT and above preferred. (Vessels are above 500GT)
  • At least 2 years’ experience as Master on board an ASD propelled tug in either a harbor, terminal or offshore environment.
  • In addition to the above, for the MPV DP2 vessel, a full DP certificate and relevant DP experience is required.
  • Experience on ASD vessels from 400-1500 GRT is beneficial.
  • Experience with new built vessels and sea trails and yard acceptances is a bonus.
  • Team player, able to engage and cooperate at all organizational levels.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Strong managerial skills and able to lead an international crew.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and written.

Employment conditions

Smit Lamnalco offers a competitive Compensation & Benefit package. We offer you the opportunity to develop yourself in a challenging, dynamic and truly international environment. Attractive tax regime.Rotation 8 weeks on : 8 weeks off.

Contact info

Applications should be send via our website to the attention of Laurens ten Hove . For more information contact Laurens Van Hove, Group Training Superintendent ( 
 Please note: only applications submitted via our website will be taken into consideration.
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