One day onboard FSRU Nusantara Regas Satu

Equinox Bahari Utama Crew Management Services

Hello my name is Muhammad Nur Firmansyah, I am an office apprentice of PT. Equinox Bahari Utama (EBU). On Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, Director of EBU Mr. Angga Luthfi Eldrianto, Superintendent of Shipmanagement Mr. Feliks C. Hutasoit, Crewing Section Head Mrs. Novida Ris Dameria, Crewing Assistant Mrs. Christina Yeniwati, Payroll Section Head Mrs. Sri Widayanti, and myself visiting FSRU Nusantara Regas Satu. The ship is located in the middle of the bay of Jakarta. The purpose of this visit is to discuss mainly about crewing subject, including new payroll policy, and in the same time to be in touch directly with crew when they are onboard and to get their feedback.

Before onboarding FSRU Nusantara Regas Satu, we need to register ourselves at the PT. Nusantara Regas (NR) office in Marina, Ancol. After that, we had to exchange our ID card with a visitor card from the NR office. We were also given a safety helmet from the office prior boarding the ship. Then, we go to the Jetty number 14 at the Marina, to board on a fast boat called Hutasuhut, for thereafter boarding FSRU Nusantara Regas Satu. The sailing time from the jetty to the ship took us about half an hour. Before boarding the ship, we were required to turn off the cellphone or set it in airplane mode.

When we boarding the ship, we need to climb the iron stairs to get on the ship. Then we must register again onboard by exchanging the visit card from the NR office with an onboard visitor card. Once we signed in, we were being directed to the Master office. We were warmly welcomed by the Master onboard, Captain Everson Makasihi at his office. While we were waiting for all officer and rating to be gathered for crewing meeting, we were having an opening meeting first with the Captain Everson, on the basis of items to be further discussed on the crewing meeting. This discussion will be held in 2 sessions, the first with all officers at the bridge, and the second with all ratings at the crew messroom.
Finally Captain Everson invited us to the bridge because all the officers had gathered there, when we got there we were welcomed by all officers. Mr. Angga opened the discussion and continued by Mrs. Sri Widayanti who explaining about how the crew payroll system and policy is going to be run. After discussion with all crew officers on the bridge, we moved to the crew messroom to meet all the rating.

When we were at the crew messroom, we immediately met with all the rating, they were very happy and enthusiastic with our presence onboard. They were very actively asking us about the payroll system, insurance, and other crewing related matters.

After a while we discussed with all the rating in the crew messroom, we were being invited to have a lunch at the officer’s dining room. There we had our lunch together with the Captain, Chief Officer, Chief Engineer and other Officers. The food onboard was very good, like a 5-star hotel! I didn't feel very much that I was onboard while enjoying my lunch, a very tasty and good food by the Chief Cook.

This experience was truly a great experience and mean a lot for me. I was so happy on my way back to the jetty with all the experience had onboard Nusantara Regas Satu.

By M. Nur Firmansyah, Office Apprentice PT Equinox Bahari Utam