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2nd Officer Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship Second Officer female - NCL

- The 2nd Officer is a Navigation and Watch Keeping Officer and Bridge Team Member

- Reports to the Master and to the Staff Captain

- During his/her watch the 2nd Officer is representing the Master and is in command on the bridge

- Responsible for the safe navigation of the vessel

- During the watch adheres to the emergency procedures and monitors bridge equipment and watertight doors status

- Ensure that the bridge is operated in accordance with all applicable regulations and company policies, during all prevailing circumstances and conditions

- Updates the various bridge logs - Bridge Log Book, Garbage Log Book, Ballast Log, etc.

- Assist the lower-ranked deck Officers in in familiarization with the bridge instruments and equipment

- While the ship is in port the Watch Keeping Officer observes gangways, supervises the moorings and is aware of any significant work in progress as well as monitors the in-port manning duties

- When the ship is anchored the OOW makes sure that tender operations are performed in a safe manner and according to schedule

- Responsible for the ship's stability system during the watch

- Assists the Safety Officer with related crew training and participates in safety drills

Second Officer Job Requirements:

  • Unlimited Officer of the Watch license plus all required STCW 95 certificates

  • Diploma from an accredited maritime training school or facility

  • Minimum 6 months experience as a Deck Officer on board ships and up to date experience of all current navigational electronics and computerized equipment

  • Very good verbal and written command of the English language

  • Computer literacy - basic Windows based programs

  • Good administration skills and ability to prioritise

  • Decision Making, coaching and team building skills

2nd Officer - Navigation Salary Range:

$4700 to 7000 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to First Officer position.


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