Boatcrew Relief Pool

Lerwick Port Authority


Temporary personnel are required with relevant experience for occasional work on the Authority’s vessels.

Candidates need to hold, as a minimum, a commercially endorsed RYA/MCA  Powerboat Certificate – Level 2, or a Boatmaster’s Licence, or equivalent with the suite of safety courses, and reside within 15 minutes of Lerwick harbour.

Candidates will be required to undertake deck duties, mooring of vessels and other general duties.

Experience in skippering vessels and/or a mechanical engineering background would also be advantageous.

Candidates must be physically fit and have a standard MCA Medical Examination for Seafarers (ENG 1 or ML5).

The post is on a day rate basis for providing cover for 18 day periods consisting of night and day work, based on a 28 day rota system.


For further information regardning temporary crewing opportunities, please contact Captain Alexander Simpson, or Neil Arthur on (01595) 692991 or by email to


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