Guys, just a quick question.
I mate of mine may be disappearing off to the Indian Ocean, to do some armed MARSEC work. The daily rate is £200 per day.
I've done some googling on the area, and it seems pretty full on, with ships and vessels being attacked almost daily.
Now I know the argument "if you don't like it don't go" but given the risks involved, £200 a day seems woefully low, so I thought I'd ask what you all think.
So the question is 'is this about right for the industry at the moment'.
Starlight, where have you been for the past decade!!!!
some companies pay higher some lower all depends on the company you work for mate. who is your mate working for.
His name is Starlight.
Probably the planet Zog.
Security wages are dropping like stones in a bucket.
The market is small, and the participants getting more numerous.
The SIA is flooding the UK market. We are drowning.
the international market is sodden with bodies as well.
Wages are getting lower, and along with that the respect is falling away.
I am in the Autumn of my career, and am so glad that my time was spent when the market was high, and people considered your task worthwhile.
£200 pd in any market, including iraqistan, is now not uncommon.
sorry to say.
Oddjob hits the nail on the head!!!
It is lower than what a Ship Security Officer will get paid on commercial Cruise Ship / Pax Ferry.
I would say, that on a Cruise Ship, the risk of choking on your Shrimp Coctail is great
I have always been money driven = try to get a gig that pays well.
I am not for the action / buddies / coolness / gear / uniform / chanse to carry a weapon....
Money is everything!
As long as the companies can fill the slots with bodies working for, let's say 200$ / day for maritime security gigs, don't expect the salaries to go up.
One good thing with Seaman's Union negotiated salaries is, that they can not under pay you. As a Seaman, you will always know that your buddy will hold all certificates relevant to his position. In other words, he IS qualified, he has submitted his certificates to the Master. No CV's claiming this and that, all certificates according to International set standard ( STCW-95 ).
This way companies can not start the - " Who work for less Contest "
Thanks guys, I'll pass on your comments.
I should say that he wasn't whinging about it. He mentioned it to me, and not knowing the answer myself, I offered to put the question out into oolou land, as a 'belt and braces' incase he was being shafted. From what he says, it sounds like an OK job, for a decent well run company with good kit.
I think he said he may be working for Minimal Risk? Not sure - I'll ask him when I see him in a couple of days.
PS - I'd rather be skiing
Last edited by Starlight; 27-10-2009 at 06:06.
if your mate has got the contract with minimal risk what he did nt tell you when hes at sea the pay is $325 PER DAY, however when they are back in Port the pay is $100 PER DAY and the rotation of being at sea is 2 days and 2 days back in Port.
Ah! thanks Trublue. I think that will be news to him.
I can't remember the fine detail of what he told me, but I'm pretty sure that he thinks he'll spend the vast majority of his 2 months at sea, with only the very occasional visit to port to unload?
Obviously, if your info is accurate, that will hit him quite hard in the pocket.
Can I ask, how did you find this out. Is your source reliable? If it is, I'll ring him tomorrow.
it tells you on the vacancy advert on minimal risks website in the finer details of the job. However at the minute it has been taken off as they are looking for people to go on the stand by list.