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Come join HTS Aqua

HTS Aqua is your gateway to a job in inland navigation. We have a suitable job for everyone who wants to come on board. The modern container barges for which we provide crews sail throughout the entire Benelux and the Rhine area. If you’re a doer, flexible, persistent and decisive and of course have the right qualifications - or are willing to obtain them - then we are looking forward to your application. You will have a great degree of freedom in our fleet and we appreciate own initiative. We attach great value to safety, quality and service-mindedness.

Helmsman/2nd captain

Inland navigation

Company profile

HTS Aqua is a dynamic staffing agency that focuses on providing crew members for various ships that are active in the transport of sea containers in the Benelux and the Rhine area.

Corporate culture

The success of HTS Aqua is partially attributable to the corporate culture and the standards and values ‚Äč‚Äčthat play a prominent role in our operational approach. We are proud of the flexibility, perseverance and decisiveness that we are consequently able to display. By combining involvement and professionalism, we are able to work together and deliver quality at all times. We value initiative. Our certified work placement company is characterised by an atmosphere of no-nonsense and trust.

Job description

We are looking for a helmsman/2nd captain for one of our container vessels. Duties include:

  • Ensuring proper and safe navigation by inland barge within the Netherlands and internationally.
  • Communicating with other shipping traffic and sectors.
  • Bearing co-responsibility for ship repair policy, administration and staff planning aboard the vessel.

Job requirements

  • MBO (intermediate vocational education) or HBO (higher vocational education) level of working and thinking.
  • Experience as a helmsman/2nd officer in inland navigation is definitely an advantage.
  • Good communication skills in Dutch, German and English.
  • Problem-solving way of thinking.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to Inland Waterways Police Regulations and Rhine Police Regulations.
  • In possession of a radar patent (radar navigation certificate), commercial vessels master’s certificate, Rhine patent (Rhine navigation license), ADN certificate and VHF certificate.

Employment contract

  • Permanent position might be possible.

We offer

  • A dynamic position with appropriate responsibilities.
  • A competitive salary with good fringe benefits.
  • Negotiable working hours.


You can email your cover letter and your CV to or you can send it by post to:
Attn. HR department
PO Box 3000
4200 EA Gorinchem
The Netherlands

If you are not invited for an interview, we have chosen another candidate.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact the HR department at  +31(0) 88 - 66 88 780 of mail naar

Your can email your cover letter and your CV to or you can send it by post to:

Attn. HR department
PO Box 3000
4200 EA Gorinchem
The Netherlands