MV “Besant” trips

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A little bit late but due to some busy times I didn’t really have the opportunity to make a post about it.
For TOS I made 3 trips in April & May to Vietnam to act as Master / SDPO during the yard, client acceptance & DP-FMEA trials on the EGS “Besant”.
I had never been to Vietnam, which was an experience on its own, love to go back there on day again and have some proper time to do sight-seeing & other touristy stuff. Very beautiful country and nice people there!
The trials itself were very interesting, very busy as well. Learned some stuff again and got to do things that you normally not get to do with a vessel (rudder trials, crash-stops etc). That was actually quite fun!

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Many thanks to TOS & Damen Shipyards for given me the opportunity (and being very flexible) to do this job and hopefully we’ll be able to cooperate again in the future.


A short job in Vietnam

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 13.14.28Today I’m flying to Hai Phong in Vietnam for a small job of a 2-3 weeks assisting the building team of the local Damen shipyard and to act as the master of the EGS Bresant during the Yard & DP-FMEA trails.

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I’m really looking forward to what looks like an interesting & fun job and, as I’ve never been to Vietnam before, I’m hoping that we might have a bit of time to enjoy the local sights.

For this job I’m employed by TOS for Damen Shipyards.


The ink of the signatures on the contract is dry so I guess that makes it official: I have just been promoted to Master. From about halfway February I will take over the command of the OSV “VOS Satisfaction”. A new challenge starts, new tasks, duties & responsibilities are ahead, I’m looking forward to it.

Wish me luck!