What does the work consist of?The OIM is the overall responsible for the rig and its personnel. His/her position is equivalent to the Captain position on board a ship and he/she must take an extensive series of courses.
The OIM is also the overall responsible for all safety of personnel onboard, and he/she ensures that all operations onboard are performed in line with all rules and regulations. He/she also ensures that the client’s representative is kept informed about all activities and operations on board the rig.
What do I need to know to hold the position?
Certificate of competency – STCW 95 II/2 unlimited (Master)
DP Operator’s certificate (only for DP Semi-submersibles and Drillships)
IMCA DP Logbook
Minimum 5 years offshore experience
Experience as Security/Safety Officer preferred
How do I get there?
You start in the maritime industry to obtain the necessary marine certificates. You can then change to the offshore industry – typically the marine section – and build up offshore experience before moving up the hierarchy.
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