Sint Maarten

Coast Guard Recruitment Day in St. Maarten

Philipsburg- The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard is recruiting youngsters to become Coast Guard during a recruitment day.

The event will be held on Saturday June 22, 2019 from 10AM – 4PM at the Coast Guard substation in Simpson Bay across from the police station.

Those who wish to apply for a job must be between 18 – 23 years old and have a Dutch passport.

The day will start at 10AM with lots of information stands, fly-by of the helicopter, viewing and tour of the boats, ship and all Coast Guard equipment. Their will be entertainment of DJ Kembe, King James and live broadcast from Laser101.

The new students will receive an intensive training of two year in which they will get to be a Coast Guard after finishing the training with good results. After the 2 year training they will receive a MBO-3 diploma.

A two-month nautical module is also part of the training. In the nautical part they will receive education in navigation, boat boarding, sea legislation and seamanship. It is a varied training where the students will learn a great number of disciplines.


The application requirements for new Coast Guards are: a minimum diploma of MAVO-4/VMBO/VSBO-TKL/L.T.S./T-stroom/EPI or equivalent to a high school diploma, read and write basic Dutch (Level A2), Dutch nationality and registered in St. Maarten, in possession of a swimming diploma, have a good physical condition, not wear glasses or lenses and have a certificate of good conduct. All applicants will receive a sport, physiological and medical test. A background check is also part of the job application.

People interested in becoming a Coast Guard, are between 18 – 23 years old, live in St. Maarten and have a Dutch passport are invited by the Coastguard to visit this coming Saturday.

People who cannot make it to the event can send a private message on facebook KWCARIB,, e-mail via or visit the Coastguard substation for a registration form.

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