Offshore Marine Coordinators

Solace Global Maritime are currently recruiting highly motivated, experienced security personnel adept at offshore risk management, for an upcoming vessel-based project in Scotland, UK.

The first phase of this project begins in June 2022, running through to December 2022. The next two phases will be over 9 months from March 2023 – December 2023. Contractors are not required to remain on task for the entirety of each phase, however, the minimum tasking period will be 30 days. If you are willing to deploy for longer than the initial 30 days, please let us know on application.

All personnel will conduct training with Solace Global Maritime prior to the project starting.

The purpose of this role is to manage the offshore threats and risks associated to SGM’s clients project, whilst working in line with company and project specific management systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

Main duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The management of approaching threat vessels in consultation with Guard Vessel crew.
  • Ensuring project specific management systems are adhered to, including, but not limited to:
    Guard Vessel Execution Plan.
    Threat Vessel Management Method Statement.
    Guard Vessel Management Plan.
    Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental (QHSE) Plan.
  • Completing essential documents, including, but not limited to:
    Daily Progress Reports.
    Monthly Progress Reports.
    Accident & Incident Reports.
    Safety Observations Cards.
  • Engaging with internal and external interested parties and project stakeholders via emails, telephone calls, vessel radios and face to face discussions.
  • Being the focal point of contact and the linchpin for communications between SGM, Guard Vessel crew, client vessels and project stakeholders.
  • Making certain issued equipment is operated and maintained in line with project specific management systems and manufactures guidelines.
  • Ensuring SGM deliveries against key client requirements and project objectives.
  • Management of all health, safety and environmental standards on behalf of SGM, in consultation with Guard Vessel crew.
  • Troubleshooting issues and reporting them to interested parties via pre-agreed methods and lines of communication.
  • Providing feedback on operational, logistical and QHSE points for continual improvement.
  • Pro-actively building and maintaining professional relationships with Guard Vessel crews, project vessels, client representatives local mariners.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

The following are essential;

  • Minimum 2 years seafaring experience as a maritime security officer via a Privately Contracted Maritime Security Company (PMSC) or offshore risk management consultancy experience.
  • Experience in providing companywide and/or maritime/offshore risk management training packages.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • A self-motivated, organised, professional, and diligent individual that integrates well within challenging and diverse environments and cultures.
  • Ability to professionally represent the company where required.
  • Competent using Microsoft Office packages.

Education, Training & Qualifications

The following are essential:

  • Proof of military service.
  • STCW95 (4 modules).
  • ENG1 Medical.
  • Seaman’s Card and discharge book.
  • Clean criminal record.
  • COVID-19 vaccination record.

N.B All documentation must be in date for the duration of a deployment.

Terms & Conditions

Work Environment – Predominantly offshore on board SGM chartered Guard Vessels
(workboats and/or fishing vessels).

Hours – Offshore working hours shall be managed by the OFCO and dictated by the threat landscape. However, working hours shall be in line with statutory laws and practices.

Example: Shift Number 1 – 0600 – 0900
Shift Number 2 1200 -1500
Shift Number 3 1800 – 2100

Pay Rates – As agreed/as per contract.

To apply, please send a CV and confirmation that you possess the above qualifications to directly.

Please feel free to also use this email address if you have any queries before applying.

Daily death toll | Nine persons killed on October 30 across Syria

Further details of fatalities, documented by SOHR, can be summarised as follows:

The body of a young man was found with gunshot wounds at his workplace in Al-Raml neighbourhood in Latakia.

A young man of “special needs”, who is displaced from Al-Qoriyah town in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside, was shot dead by a stray bullet during a raid by the anti-drugs forces of the Civil Police on a house of a drug promoter and dealer in Jarablus city in eastern Aleppo countryside.

A young man was killed with gunshots in “Al-Adnaniyah” farm in western Al-Raqqa countryside within SDF-held areas, during the eruption of tribal infighting between people of Al-Jo’abat tribe.

A regime soldier was killed in clashes with “Al-Fatah Al-Mubin” operations room factions on Kabbana frontline in Jabal Al-Akrad.

A regime soldier was shot dead by factions of “Al-Fath Al-Mubin” operation room at the frontline of 46th Regiment in western Aleppo countryside.

Four ISIS members were killed by Russian airstrikes on ISIS areas in Syrian desert.

Humanitarian Access and Security Officer – Career at Handicap International, AFGHANISTAN

Company: Handicap International

Job Type: Full Time

Work Place: Kandahar

Job Description

Job Location:
Nationality: National
Category: Security
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: According to HI salary scale
Vacancy Number: HI-2022-0037
No. Of Jobs: 1

City: Kandahar
Organization: Handicap International
Years of Experience: Minimum 2 years in the humanitarian field with at least 1 year’ experience as security and safety officer for INGO or UN
Contract Duration:
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor Degree
Close date: 2022-11-05


Bomb explosion in Iraq’s Kirkuk leaves at least 4 injured

Bomb explosion in Iraq's Kirkuk leaves at least 4 injured

TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – A bomb explosion in Iraq’s Kirkuk province left at least 4 people injured, local sources reported late Sunday.

Media sources reported late Sunday that a bomb exploded in a district in the Kirkuk province in the northeast of Iraq.

Al Jazeera reported that this explosion left 4 Iraqi people injured.

Iraqi medical sources announced that two of the wounded are in critical condition.

This comes as, in the early hours of Monday morning, an explosion was heard in the Al-Husseiniyah area of Baghdad.

No further report has been released about the details of the explosion.


US plans to deploy B-52 bombers to northern Australia: Report

B-52 bomber on patrol.
The B-52 long-range heavy bomber is able to deploy both nuclear and conventional weapons [File: US Central Command]

The United States is preparing to send six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to an air base in northern Australia, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Citing US documents, ABC reported on Monday that Washington had drawn up detailed plans to build dedicated facilities for the aircraft at the Tindal Air Base, about 300km (185 miles) south of the city of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory.

The Australian Department of Defence did not comment on the report, but the US Air Force told the broadcaster that its ability to deploy bombers to “Australia sends a strong message to our adversaries about our ability to project lethal air power”.

Analysts told ABC the move was a warning to China amid fears it could invade the self-ruled island of Taiwan.

“Having bombers that could range and potentially attack mainland China could be very important in sending a signal to China that any of its actions over Taiwan could also expand further,” said Becca Wasser from the Center for New American Security.

The tensions with China have made northern Australia a crucial defence hub for the US and it has committed to spending $1bn to upgrade its military assets in the region, the ABC report said.

Washington’s plans for Tindal include a “squadron operations facility” for use during the Northern Territory’s dry season, an adjoining maintenance centre, and a parking area for the six B-52s, it said.

The B-52, designed and built by Boeing, is the most combat-capable bomber in the US inventory, according to the aircraft maker.

The long-range heavy bomber has been the backbone of the US Air Force and is able to deploy both nuclear and conventional weapons.

ABC quoted the US Air Force as saying that Australia’s ability to host the bombers and conduct joint training exercises demonstrate “how integrated our two air forces are”.

The reported move is likely to inflame tensions with China.

Beijing was quick to condemn a previous defence pact signed between Australia, the US and the United Kingdom in 2021 that proposed to give Canberra the technology to build nuclear-powered submarines for the first time.

At the time, a spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry said the historic AUKUS pact risked “severely damaging regional peace” and “intensifying the arms race”.