Mechanic/Engineer Towage ships

The Mechanical Engineer ensures that the main engines, diesel generators, pumps, compressors, steering gear, hydraulics, galley, deck and electronic equipment onboard the vessel are working correctly. You are responsible for the safe bunkering of fuel and lube oil bunkers, where necessary with fresh water. The Chief Engineer ensures that he and his engineering department have sufficient spare parts and consumables to keep the ship running smoothly. You monitor the maintenance system and ensure that the database is up to date.

You walk through the entire engine room and pay attention to the condition of the equipment and arrange maintenance and cleaning. Every week you check all external areas such as fan rooms, steering gear and bow thruster rooms to identify defects and to carry out maintenance if necessary. In addition, you will ensure that all regulatory paperwork is complete and submitted efficiently. Finally, at the end of your shift/contract, you provide a full written transfer to your principal.

Dmitrijus - Chief Engineer


My name is Dmitrijus, and I sail for Oceanwide for over two years as Chief Engineer on a tugboat. The chief engineer is responsible for all technical aspects of the vessel and takes responsibility for preventive and corrective maintenance.

As a Chief Engineer in towage you must have:

  • Problem-solving ability
  • Technical insight
  • Be communitive
  • Creative in problem solving

I previously worked on a ship as Chief Engineer, which an other company acquired. Oceanwide asked me if I wanted to work for them on the same ship, and I was interested, so we started our collaboration. I have sailed for Oceanwide in Saudi Arabia for over two years in a fixed rotation. The activities vary from port services to towage work at sea.

My Crew Manager is responsible for taking care of the ongoing administrative tasks such as contract signing, payroll, travel arrangements, insurance, career development and my daily well-being.

I am pleased with the cooperation with Oceanwide!

We are looking for you!

We are looking for a flexible Chief Engineer for various projects. Your work location will mainly concern port services in the Netherlands and Belgium, in a fixed rotation of 1 or 2 weeks on/off or ad hoc. With your years of experience, you know how to perform maintenance and repairs on all machines on board. Whether it concerns mechanical, hydraulic or electrical, you are at home in all markets. In addition, you know that the work is not only in the engine room, and that is why you do not mind helping your colleagues on deck if necessary.

We expect that:

  • You own a chief engineer <3000KW (III/3) certificate or all ships (III/2).
  • You have all the necessary (valid) STCW certificates in your possession.
  • 2 years of experience on towage ships.
  • You have at least two years of experience on tugboats.
  • You are flexible and don't mind working on short notice
  • You have experience in port services. (recommended)

Are you the specialist for the job? Please do not hesitate to contact our Maritime department or view our vacancies through the button below.

Engineer Towage vessels