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Captain on the Rhine (drycargo container)

Siebelina Ooms

Are you progressive and can you work independently? Wijgaart is looking for enthusiastic, motivated candidates for the position of Captain with a Rhine patent. Experience with coupling is an advantage. The sailing area is mainly on the Rhine. And you sail in a 2-week rotation.

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: Rhine
  • Special workplace
  • Good working atmosphere
  • Modern fleet
  • Office involvement


  • 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
  • Responsible for adhering company regulations company regulations, safety regulations and other relevant rules and regulations
  • Responsible for the crew, including training on board and identifying and solving bottlenecks
  • Responsible for good communication with client
  • Dry cargo container experience

Training and experience

  • In possession of a Navication licence (Inland Shipping)
  • In possession of Rhine patent
  • 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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