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3rd Officer Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship 3rd Officer on the Bridge

- The Third Officer is an assistant to the OOW or the Junior Watch Keeping Officer on the ship

- Reports to the Officer of the Watch (either 1st or 2nd Officer) for navigation and watch keeping aspects and to the Staff Captain for all other issues

- Acts as a co-navigator on bigger ships, on smaller vessels could perform OOW functions during a day time as delegated by the Master

- Keeps the Master informed at all times of the navigational progress of the voyage and some specifics - current location, speed etc.

- Must be familiar with the voyage plan and the Captainís standing and specific orders

- Participates in mooring and anchoring operations as well as monitors tender operations

- Drives tenders when required by the Staff Captain

- Must be familiar with the duties of the 2nd Officer be able his/her functions if needed

- Assists in the supervision and maintenance of all life saving devices, such as lifeboats, life rafts, life rings, launching appliances, pilot ladders and rescue boats

- Assists in the organisation of safety training inductions of the newly joined crew and monitors attendance at safety drills

Third Officer Job Requirements:

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

  • National Certificate of Competency endorsed by the Flag State

  • Diploma from an accredited maritime training school or facility

  • 1 year experience on board ships at a minimum position of Deck Cadet

  • Very good verbal and written command of the English language

  • Computer literacy - basic Windows based programs

  • Decision Making, coaching and team building skills

3rd Officer - Navigation Salary Range:

$4500 to 6200 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Second Officer position.


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