Two Norwegian cadets to start their careers at sea in Klaveness

Two Norwegian cadets

Theis Arvesen (24) and Maren Paulsen (24) completed their degrees within the nautical sciences at the University College of Southeast Norway in 2016 and 2015.

An agreement reached between the Norwegian Maritime Unions and the Norwegian Shipowners Association in 2015 has made it possible for Klaveness to place Norwegian cadets onboard for qualifying sea-service at a reasonable cost, subsidized by the foundation “Stiftelsen Norsk Maritimt Forum”.

The first Norwegian cadets to join Klaveness are excited to kick start their careers at sea in international waters. Theis Arvesen shared, “I have always dreamed of sailing in international waters, for as long as I can remember”, perhaps not surprising as he enjoys travelling in his spare time, and considers it a bonus when he can do what he loves on the job.

“Putting theory into practice is an important part of their training and education, and a requirement in order for them to obtain maritime certificates that will make them ready for hire, and ready for a career at sea”, Torbjørn Eide, Head of Crewing in Klaveness Ship Management explained. Without the certificates they will not be able to further their careers at sea.

Paulsen and Arvesen will start their first assignment on MV Barcarena in August 2016, and plan to spend 4 months at sea, before they have 2 months off.

Vessel MV Barcarena

MV Barcarena on its way to discharge CSS at Alumar, São Luis in North Brazil.

Previous regulations required Norwegian cadets to serve 12 months onboard to qualify for their national Certificate of Competency (COC = License). However, new regulations implemented this summer by the Norwegian Maritime Authorities (NMA) now approve hours worked onboard as qualifying time for issuance of the COC, and not months onboard. Hence, the previous 12 month qualifying period (2920 hours) at sea is now reduced to 1867 hours of work. They will also need to complete their Onboard Training Record Book during their time onboard to obtain their certificate from the Norwegian Maritime Authority.

Both Paulsen and Arvesen are looking forward to their time on MV Barcarena, and hope that their good spirits and positive attitudes will be well received by the rest of the crew.

Eide who will be responsible for following up our newest cadets wished them the best of luck, “we are excited to see their progression and development at sea, and hope they will enjoy their time on-board MV Barcarena”.

About MV Barcarena

Built 2001
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme 225m x 30m
Gross tonnage 38889
Vessel type Bulk Carrier/Chemical Tanker