Feel at home as a

Captain ARA

Siebelina Ooms

As a Captain you are ultimately responsible for the ins and outs on board. You have knowledge of logistics processes, supervise the sailors and mates and coordinate maintenance. In addition, you maintain contacts with the charterers/clients and ensure that the cargo leaves and arrives on time.

We can offer you

  • Good employment conditions (Dutch or Swiss)
  • Self-employed basis
  • Sailing and leave schedule: two weeks on / two weeks off
  • Sailing area: ARA
  • Special workplace
  • Good working atmosphere
  • Modern fleet
  • Involved office


  • You are a good manager and have good communication skills / leadership capabilities
  • High degree of sense of responsibility
  • Stress resistant and flexible attitude
  • Adequate in decision making
  • Observe company regulations, safety regulations and other relevant rules and regulations
  • Responsible for the staff, including training staff on board and identifying and solving bottlenecks
  • Responsible for good communication with client
  • Tanker (bunker) experience

Training and experience

  • In possession of a Navication licence (Inland Shipping)
  • In possession of a Maritime radio certificate
  • In possession of Radar patent
  • In possession of at least ADN basis
  • In possession of driving licence
  • Good language skills in Dutch, German and English.

At home with Wijgaart

Working in inland navigation is not just any job. That's why we make every effort to ensure you feel at home with us, so you can get the best out of yourself. You will work in a close-knit team, with good equipment and plenty of variety. Curious what it's like to work for us? Your future colleagues will spill the beans!

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