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Visit Multratug 5

February 27, 2018

Last week Winfred and Esther were invited by Multraship for a visit on the Multratug 5.

We were fortunate that the tugs was planned to do two harbour assistance’s in the port of Rotterdam. First was the assistance of a tanker with relocating in the Botlek and second was the assistance of a container vessel with sailing into Waalhaven and birth at Uniports.

Thank you Multraship and especially the crew of the Multratug 5 for letting us experience a day in life on board.

Obtaining of the German Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz

October 13, 2017

Today we received the our Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz (AUG) from the Budesagentur fur Arbeit.

The AUG is a German license, which companies need for seconding and staffing of personnel in Germany.

The Offshore Partners has already for several years the ambition to expend their activities across our eastern border. There are many projects going on in the Maritime, Offshore, Ship and Yacht building industries which are close connected to the work we currently do in the Netherlands, Singapore and China.

New recruitment colleague

September 11, 2017

With great pleasure I would like to inform you that our team will be extended by our new team member Daniële Kooter as Recruitment Consultant.

Daniële has a background in recruitment in combination with HR and has worked at companies such as ABN AMRO, KLM, SNT and DZB Leiden. Daniële will start today and is very enthusiastic about her new adventure and role within our team. Besides being the basis at the office, she will be our contact with a lot of our existing and new clients.

With Daniële in our team we are confident that we can serve our clients, candidates and staff better and faster. Please join us in congratulating her with her new role, you can reach her via or by phone +31 10 491 41 31

FMTC Customer day

July 4, 2017

Last Friday, 30 June, Selma and Esther were invited by FMTC for the first FMTC Customer day.

We started the day with a great lunch and then we got the chance to experience parts of the courses FMTC provide.

We learned to survive at sea, escape from a helicopter (under water!), we have extinguished some fires and we have freed someone from a space full of smoke.

It was a wonderful experience and we thank FMTC for giving us this opportunity and a great day!

Partnership with OJ Crew

March 14, 2017

The Offshore Partners is pleased to announce they have signed a partnership agreement with OJ Crew based in Lithuania.

OJ Crew is a MLC2006 certified manning agency and has a huge database of maritime and offshore crew (15.000+) with over 150 nationalities. In case we cannot find the best candidate for the job, OJ Crew can support us as manning agent with finding the best candidate.

Also OJ Crew has proven themselves already with 24/7 support and fast communication.

With their experience in maritime and offshore industry together with knowledge of international payrolling and their huge database of crew we believe we have found a solid and reliable partner to expand our crewing activities.

More information about OJ Crew can be found on

MLC 2006 certificate

January 5, 2017

Two weeks ago we had a follow up on the initial MLC 2006 audit done on 23 June 2016. The initial audit was very positive, but do the fact we only had written some procedures and not worked with it was reason for Bureau Veritas to issue a temporarily certificate back in June.  

The auditor was very satisfied with the progress we have made in the past half year. Continuing our commercial activities and at the same time implementing procedures in our organisation and even performing internal audits was a big step forward.

We would like to stay on this track and our ambition is to obtain an ISO9001:2015 certificate in 2017.

We would like to thank all team members involved as well as Bureau Veritas.

Sparkling Christmas and a bright happy New Year

December 23, 2016

We would like to wish you all a sparkling Christmas and a bright happy New Year.

Associated member of Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners

November 3, 2016

The Offshore Partners is very pleased to announce that as from 01 November 2017 we have become an associated member of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners.

With this membership The Offshore Partners can serve Dutch Shipowners better as we have access to meetings, information about national and international legislation and are member of Collective Barging Agreements applicable for Dutch flag.

The mission of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners: By means of collective actions, the KVNR promotes an internationally competitive business climate for shipowners in the Netherlands. Representation of collective interests is achieved by playing a guiding role in future developments in the shipping industry, both at national and international level. Individually, we offer support to our members by advising them in matters of business climate, the maritime labour market and sustainability.

For more information about the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners, please follow this link:

Maritime Awards Gala 2016

November 1, 2016

Yesterday evening in the presence of some eight hundred maritime professionals, politicians and interested parties five most important maritime sector awards were presented during the Maritime Awards Gala. On behalf of The Offshore Partners Josso, Diederik, Graham and Winfred were present.
We would like to thank our table guests for their time and laughs during this evening.

The maritime sector awards and 2016 winners are:
KNVTS Ship of the Year Award is for a ship designed and built or finished by a Dutch company in the Netherlands or abroad. With this award The KNVTS wants to stimulate and promote technical innovation in the maritime sector in the Netherlands. The nominees are judged on design, economy, sustainability, safety and building process.
Winner is Fishing vessel MDV1 Immanuel (Hoekman Shipbuilding and Machinefabriek Padmos)

KVNR Shipping Award points out that Dutch shipping companies can always work cleaner, greener, safer and more modern. The award represents Dutch hi-tech as the KVNR believes it is the heart of progression.
Winner is ‘New CSMART Arison Maritime Center’ –  Holland America Line (HAL) and the Center for Simulator Maritime Training (CSMART)

Maritime Designer Award for young maritime designers with a creative and innovative force. The price stimulates the development of methods and tools in the design.
Winner is Etienne Duchateau (Method for an interactive and controllable exploration of ship designs)

Maritime Innovation Award stimulates the innovative power of maritime suppliers and co-makers by drawing attention to outstanding innovations in systems, components and services.
Winner is Integrated Monopile Installer (IHC IQIP)

Royal Netherlands Navy the Van Hengel-Spengler Award is given to new insight, solutions, concepts or innovations that improve operational use of navy assets.
Winner is LT Sietske Vredeveldt – Analysis of the current shock-absorbing chairs on the FRISC

We would like to congratulate all 2016 nominees and winners.

An impression of the evening can be found at

WindEnergy Hamburg

September 30, 2016

This week our colleague Winfred visited the world's leading expo for wind energy in Hamburg.

At WindEnergy, exhibitors from all over the world presented themselves and gave a good insight in the latest products and services in the wind industry.

During the event there were good talks with a wide group of companies, for our crewing department as well as for our projects department. In the coming weeks The Offshore Partners will follow up the agreements made during WindEnergy.

We look forward to Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London!

SMM Hamburg

September 9, 2016

This week our colleagues Winfred Nugteren and Remmelt Heemskerk visited the international maritime trade fair, SMM Hamburg

SMM gave a very good insight in the latest products and services in the maritime industry. Exhibitors from all over the world and from every part of the maritime value chain presented themselves. Following the global trend of more awareness for a healthy environment, the SMM had dedicated an entire exhibition hall to green propulsion and environmental technology.

Part of the drive for more sustainable marine development is the focus on use of alternative marine fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) or methanol and the use of batteries in electric systems as storage medium and peak shaving allowing more efficient use of installed engine power. Also the Offshore Partners has joined the efforts for a cleaner environment, providing advice to our clients on the benefits of these energy saving and clean solutions and as to which solutions would suit their specific needs best. In our opinion this will become the major issue for the near future in the maritime industry.

During the event there were very good talks with a wide group of companies. In the coming weeks The Offshore Partners will follow up the agreements made during the SMM.

Exxon Mobile had organized a business card draw awarding an Ipad to the winner. Remmelt was the lucky one coming out of this draw and received it from Mr. Frans Horjus, Global Marine Lubricants Manager & Director ExxonMobil Marine Ltd. It will definitely allow Remmelt to conduct his business even more efficiently, so Exxon: thanks for that!

STCW Manila Amendments

July 18, 2016

To all maritime and offshore personnel,

On the 01 January 2012 the Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code entered into force. A transitional period of five years was granted to allow seafarers and administrations to comply with the new requirements. This period will end on the 31st of December 2016.
We would like to high light that as per 01 January 2017 all personnel holding a Certificate of Competence (CoC) or Certificate of Proficiency (CoP)  must fully comply with the STCW  Manila amendments.

In order to comply we strongly advise to contact your Maritime Flag Administration to see which changes applies to you. There are changes for deck officers as well as engineering officers.
Please note that revalidation of training certificates and the revalidation of CoC or CoP by the Maritime Flag Administration also needs time.

How can you do a first check if a CoC or CoP is in compliance with the STCW Manila Amendments? If your CoC or CoP is valid after the 01 January 2017 the requirements are met. If the validation ends before that date you should react fast, only 5 months to go!

Please check your CoC or CoP and in case of doubts contact your Maritime Flag Administration. In case you have additional questions, please contact us.

DelfSail 2016

July 6, 2016

Last Friday, July 1st,  Winfred and Esther were invited by Insurance Company Anker for a boat tip on Tall Ship ‘JR Tolkien’ during DelfSail 2016.

The weather was cloudy but dry, there was food in drink in abundance and we have met many new people.

Thank you Anker and crew of the ‘JR Tolkien’ for a beautiful day.

MLC recertified

June 23, 2016

The Offshore Partners is proud to announce that we are recertified according to the standards of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 as per 23th June 2016.

The expansion of The Offshore Partners together with MLC2006 Agency Certification for our crewing department acknowledges our aspiration to elevate to the highest standard of the services, which we provide. The requirements for accreditation meet our standards and regulations, our philosophy of people management, our vision and plans in perspective. Achievement of MLC 2006 Certificate inspires us to move further with a new power, to find more opportunities for creating a professional environment and to work with integrity.

We would like to thank all team members involved as well as Bureau Veritas.

The Offshore Partners supports Dutch foundation for assistance dogs

June 1, 2016

The Offshore Partners supports the Dutch foundation for assistance dogs. Those dogs are not just smart and friendly caregivers, but also provides structure, guiding his boss on the streets, protect his boss and help with day to day jobs. Thus increases the freedom and independence of people with disabilities.

If you would like to know more about this foundation, please go to (Dutch only).

New colleague Mr. Winfred Nugteren

May 2, 2016

The Offshore Partners is pleased to announce and welcome Mr. Winfred Nugteren. Winfred will strengthen our crewing team. Winfred’s main objectives are to support the crewing department and current clients and finding new clients, projects and crew.

Winfred’s background is with Shipping and Transport College in training and educations for sea going professions. Thereafter Winfred has worked with iPS for several years, after which he has joint Fugro as crewing officer.

You can reach Winfred on his email or at the office number +31 10 4914131.

We wish Winfred success and we are very happy with his start in our company.