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Chief Security Officer


Job Summary - In charge of all daily security operations on board and while in port, including training of the crew and training of Security Watchman. Responsibility and Authority: Commit to the Company’s Core Values – carry out daily activities following the R.I.T.E. way – Respect, Integrity, Trust and Excellence are the foundation of all our actions, every day, in everything we do.

  • Assume personal responsibility for safety and the environment. Be accountable for themselves and the safety of others in their vicinity. Environmental consciousness forms one part of this accountability.

  • Attend shipboard senior management meetings.

  • Train Security Watchman on the job.

  • Intervene to deal with difficult guests.

  • Member of the Code Mike Team.

  • Conduct Alcohol and Drug Testing.

  • Conduct Cabin Search.

  • Enforce Firearms/Weapons policy.

  • Enforce Illegal Narcotics.

  • Conduct Investigations.

  • Comply with Security Report procedures.

  • Organize Security Patrols.

  • Coordinate Port Security Activities.

  • Countersign the Security Guard Log Book and investigate all incidents logged when required.

  • Scheduling of Security Watchman.

  • Undertake regular security inspections of the ship to ensure that appropriate security measures are maintained.

  • Maintain and supervise the implementation of the Ship Security Plan, and propose modifications if needed.

  • Monitor the effectiveness of the SSP.

  • Coordinate the security aspects of the handling of ship's stores with other shipboard personnel and with the relevant Port Facility Security Officers.

  • Enhance security awareness and vigilance on board.

  • Ensure that adequate security training has been provided to shipboard personnel.

  • Ensure that any security equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated, and maintained.

  • Direct responsible of the vessel’s key system keeping the key-plan up to date along with the keys inventory.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Holds Basic Safety Course Certificate and appropriate licenses and certificates as required by regulations.

  • Some experience on passengers vessels of as Security Officer or equivalent.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Company SMS.

  • Thorough knowledge of the vessel he/she is assigned to.

  • Leadership and managerial skills including but not limited to:

    1. Seamanship

    2. Acquaintance with Security Equipment such as screening x-ray machines, etc.

    3. Decision Making

    4. Team Building

    5. Coaching and Counseling

    6. Communication

    7. Conflict Resolution

    8. Time Management

    9. Computer Literacy

    10. Customer Service

Subordinate Positions

  • Security Watchman

Reports to

  • Staff Captain