When it comes to seagoing service on offshore units, a distinction is made between whether the unit has its own propulsion or not.
By offshore units without own propulsion is meant drilling rigs, drilling platforms, jack-ups and the like.
- If you serve on an offshore unit without own propulsion, the seagoing service cannot be equated with the seagoing service on a merchant ship.
- If a certificate of competency is required for the position on board, the seagoing service will normally be equated with service on a merchant ship.
In both cases, it will be decisive which position the seagoing service is obtained in, and depend on an individual assessment of the case.
In most cases, additional documentation will be required, i.e. Minimum Safe Manning or an employer declaration.
In addition, you should be aware that service in offshore units without own propulsion is not included in the upgrade of certificates.