3rd Officer Senior
Reports to: Captain
- The Watchkeeping Deck Officer shall be assigned a bridge watch according to ship’s posted schedule. While on watch, the Officer reports directly to the Master.
- The Officer shall be familiar with the Navigation Policy and Procedures manual, competent in the use of industry standard nautical technology and exercise good Bridge Resource Management and skills at all times.
- The officer shall be continuously vigilant whether at sea or in port, maintaining security awareness and a good liaison with other vessel departments, in particular the Engine Control Room, at all times.
- The Officer shall participate in crew training, tendering, mooring, towing, bunkering and other deck operations and strive to improve their nautical skills in the practice of good seamanship.
Maintenance Function – Division of Responsibility:
Each Watchkeeping Officer shall be assigned to one of the three primary maintenance functions of: Navigation, Fire fighting, and Lifesaving. Assignment and periodic rotation of maintenance function is not necessarily linked to watch duty, and shall be at the discretion of the Master. Except where excused for tendering or manoeuvring duties, the Officer is expected to perform maintenance related work on a daily basis, ensuring inspections are held at appropriate intervals, non-conformities / deficiencies are reported and appropriate corrective action is taken for their assigned functions. AMOS work orders shall be reported by the assigned Officer. A suitably qualified AB or OS may be assigned to assist, however the responsibility shall at all times remain with the Officer.
- Reporting to the Master, the designated Navigation Officer shall typically be responsible for all Voyage Planning according to the Company Navigation Policy and Procedures Manual.
- The Navigation Officer shall maintain the Chart, Publication and Flag portfolios, delegating correction work only with Master’s approval.
- In co-operation with the Engine/Technical department, this Officer shall typically be responsible for the maintenance of Bridge and Navigation equipment.
- The Navigation Officer shall be Keeper of the Deck Log Book.
- The Navigation Officer and Communications Officer will cooperate closely on tests and maintenance; both parties will keep each other informed on issues of importance.
- The Navigation Officer will ensure the GMDSS manufacturer’s operating manual (user instructions) and other related manuals and publications are easy to find and located close to the GMDSS station.
- Report to the Safety Officer/Chief Officer
- The fire fighting Officer has daily functional responsibility for inspections and maintenance of Portable and Deck fire fighting Equipment. The actual assignment of work orders is at the Master’s discretion but should typically include weekly and monthly jobs for Fire Screen Doors, Extinguishers, Hoses, Hydrants, Portable Foam Stations, International Shore Connections, Low Location Lighting, EEBDs, and Emergency Exit Signs/Means of Escape.
- Reporting to the Safety Officer/Chief Officer
- The Lifesaving Officer has daily functional responsibility for inspections and maintenance of Lifesaving Equipment. The actual assignment of work orders is at the Master’s discretion but should typically include weekly and monthly jobs for Lifeboats, Tenders, Rescue Boats and fitted equipment. Launching apparatus, Lifejackets & Immersion Suits, Lifebuoys, Ladders and embarkation devices.
- The Lifesaving Officer should refer to the ship’s class approved Lifesaving Appliances Plan for equipment inventory and when creating any ship-specific work lists. Work lists used for inspection routines should be regularly verified for accuracy and updated after dry-dock or refit to ensure accuracy as compared to approved plans.
- Each Watchkeeping Officer shall demonstrate good leadership in matters of occupational health, safety, security, environmental awareness and quality standards, and effectively supervise any ratings assigned to their watch or maintenance duties.
- The senior Watchkeeping Officer shall be the Safety Officer’s deputy.
- This is only an outline of the role and responsibilities which may require the performance of other duties at the discretion of the Master and Company when required.
- The Officer must be familiar with the Company Safety Management System, and relevant Flag, Class and International rules applicable to the assigned vessel.
- The watch keeping Officer shall have a good understanding of all the work orders assigned to his discipline, and periodically look at future work orders coming due to plan the work effectively. Time sensitive work, including materials with expiry dates shall be registered in AMOS. Where work order scheduling is ineffective this should be reported to the Safety Officer/Chief Officer for possible amendments to the AMOS scheduling. When the watch keeping officer reports work using his/her AMOS account, it is the electronic signature verifying the work was actually done. No other system of inventory, expiry dates or work order scheduling shall be used.
In return; we can offer you a competitive salary paid twelve months of the year, a 4:2 work rotation of four months on board with two month’s paid leave, a single cabin with private facilities, flights to/from the vessel arranged and paid for by the company, an exciting opportunity to work on board our cruise ships, travelling to worldwide destinations.
To be considered for this role, you would need:
- To hold a valid unlimited OOW Deck Officer license as per STCW II/I, and necessary associated certificates. Should have shipboard experience with previous passenger ship experience.
- The ability to read, write and speak English clearly and distinctly.
- Experience in watchkeeping and bridge procedures on passenger ships.
- To be competent to take full charge of the entire watch with responsibilities for the safe and efficient operation of the ship and its navigation.
The Officer shall be familiar with the Navigation Policy and Procedures manual, competent in the use of industry standard nautical technology and exercise good Bridge Resource Management and skills at all times.