1st Officer - Navigator


Reports to: Master or his Deputy (Staff Captain)

Responsible for 1st watch (04-08 / 16-20) which normally includes majority of arrivals / departures

The 1st Officer Navigator must have the ability to meet the following requirements:

Planning the cruise and prepare the end of cruise reports

Responsible for maintaining the hydrograph including chart’s correction

Responsible for the weekly notice to Mariner’s and nautical publications

Updating the Bridge library

Keeping maintenance records for all Bridge navigational equipment

Monitoring status of navigational equipment, navigational lights, proper storage of standard signalling and other emergency signalling located / being part of the Bridge

Supervising possible maintenance of LSA and FFA equipment, according to Staff Captain’s instruction

Ensuring Bridge operations in regards of emergency equipment testing (i.e. watertight doors, detection panels, etc)

Assisting Safety and/or Security Officer in related crew training, if required

Attending safety drills as required by SMS

Familiarizing with the SMS – Safety Management System and Company policies and procedures

Familiarizing with ship’s stability in order to eventually assist the Staff Captain in this duty

Education / Experience

Valid STCW 95 Certifications

Appropriate licences and certificates as required by regulations

Extensive experience in similar or subordinate position on board ships and up to date experience of all current navigational electronics and computerized equipment

Fluent in English (verbal and written)

Physically and medically fit

Moral integrity required

Public Health, Sanitation and Environmental training courses are appreciated