A huge congratulation to Nick Puttick who has received full accreditation by IJUBOA (International Barge Operators Association) as a Jack Up Bargemaster for WaveWalker 1.
WaveWalker BV have now received confirmation following the visit of the warranty surveyor, Mr. Christopher Mallett of LOC, that Mr. Puttick reaches the required IJUBOA standards to be accredited as a Jack Up Bargemaster whilst working for a WaveWalker BV vessel and in full charge of the jack up barge WaveWalker 1.
The IJUBOA assessment of Bargemaster Competence is currently the only scheme available that accredits the skills and knowledge of working bargemasters. The assessment is made against set of criteria designed by IJUBOA in consultation with barge operating companies and industry experts.
It takes the form of a one day on site assessment by a competent person approved by IJUBOA. The assessor will use a mixture of observation, questioning and discussion with both the candidate and their line manager to decide whether the master can be deemed competent to operate the barge safely. If this is the case the assessor will endorse Section 5a of the IJUBOA Official Logbook and issue a formal report to the barge master, their employer and IJUBOA. Mr Puttick’s IJUBOA Blue Book has now been duly stamped and signed by Mr Mallett on behalf of IJUBOA.
WaveWalker BV would like to congratulate Nick on receiving this well deserved accreditation.