First Officer - Navigation


The Master for all Navigational and Watch keeping issues. The Staff Captain for all other issues The First Officer Navigation shall be a bridge office of the watch and normally have the 0000 – 0400 and 1200 to 1600 duty. Maintain a safe navigational watch as assigned by Master, in accordance with SMS (BPG ) Master’s Standing Orders and Night Order Book. As the Ship’s Navigator will prepare “berth to berth” passage plans for the intended voyage for Masters approval, using the principles as described in the Bridge Procedure Guide (BPG) Keep the Master informed at all times of the navigational progress of the voyage.

Will ensure Amver and other Voyage Reporting routines are established and carried out. Responsible to the Master for the operational status of all navigational equipment including checking/testing the operational reliability of same. Maintain relevant AMOS records. Follow up on service orders. Advise Master of any discrepancies. Responsible to the Master for the maintenance of the Ship’s chart folios and all nautical publications using DIGITRACE’s guidelines and supervise such work when assisted by other bridge Officers.

Be familiar with and Adhering to all Environmental requirements including Internal reporting (ECR, Senvo, Master etc) as well as external Reporting requirements to coastal Authorities, etc.. As Navigator will compile a voyage report and port log Responsible to Master for ensuring Bridge Familiarization check list (for joining bridge officers) are up to date at all times for all Navigational Equipment. Prior to signing off vessel, prepare a Hand over list for the relieving officer. This list to include a status report of all navigational equipment. Copy be given to Master Maintain Bridge Watches as assigned by Master. Monitor vessel operation (including tender operation) as outlined in SMS and MSO.<

Be familiar with and assist in monitoring that Port Manning requirements as per SMS and/or Masters Instructions are in place. Participate in Mooring/anchoring operation Assist Staff Captain with calculating vessel trim and stability prior to dep. Tender driving as required by Staff Captain Water Sport. Participate in Water Sport Activities – including training - as directed by Staff Captain Emergency Duties as set out in the Ship’s Emergency plan Participate in all Safety, Environmental and Security Drills Be familiar with applicable Safety requirements and take an active role in ensuring a high Safety Standard as outlined in Company SMS, Code of conduct and Masters Standing Orders.

Assist as required with all aspects of Safety and Operational Training. Participate in Ship and Equipment Inspections as required by Staff Captain. Safety and Operational training of crew. Be fully familiar with all relevant MARPOL Environmental requirements as pertaining to the position and have a General knowledge of all Company Environmental Requirements. Be fully familiar with the Company Code of Conduct policies and assist with the implementation and supervising of same. During the Night and after watch, the Officer will make safety/security rounds around the vessel as instructed by Staff Captain. Participate in Ship Inspection.