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Staff Captain




Description:

Staff Captain Job Description and Duties: The Staff Captain is the second in command aboard the cruise ship and Head of the Deck Department; Reports directly to the Master;

Must be familiar with all duties and responsibilities of the Master and should be able to assume command of the vessel at any time.



- Oversees all activities taking place on the bridge during docking, maneuvers, departure and at open sea



- Responsible for all navigational aspects of ship's operations and watch keeping schedules and assignment of duties



- Responsible for the fresh water supplies and consumption aboard the vessel (in conjunction with the Chief Engineer)



- Ensures that all ship's stability calculations and verifications are made for the intended voyage and trains the subordinate deck officers in performing these functions



- Ensures that all ship officers, staff and crew are properly trained regarding emergency procedures and attend safety drills on regular basis



- Makes sure that all lifesaving equipment is in proper working order and ready for an immediate use



- Ensures the correct implementation of "crew rounds" (crew cabins safety inspections) and in-port manning



- Responsible for the budget and inventory control of the department, making sure that expenditures stay within or below the company budget



- Oversees all aspects of safety and security issues of the ship, guests, staff and crew; investigates accidents, incidents and non-conformities in conjunction with the Safety Officer and Security Officer



- Responsible for planning, execution and safe operation of tendering services when the ship is at anchor (not docked at a pier)



- Authorizes all guests or crew tours of the bridge, theater backstage or other restricted areas of the ship as conditions permit





Job Requirements:



    National Certificate of Competency (Unlimited Master’s license) plus all applicable STCW 95 certificates



    Diploma from an accredited maritime training school or facility



    Minimum one year experience as a Deck Officer (minimum 6 months as a Staff Captain or 1st Officer) aboard a cruise vessel



    Excellent verbal and written command of the English language



    Strong leadership and managerial skills along with ability to work in multicultural environment

Requirements:



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