2nd Officer


Reports to: Master or his Deputy (Staff Captain)

Is a Watch Keeping Officer

(2nd watch – 08-12 / 20-24 OR 3rd watch 00-04 / 12 -16)

The 2nd Officer must have the ability to meet the following requirements:

Assisting / supporting Safety Officer and/or Navigation Officer in every respect(, according to Master/Staff Captain’s instructions

i.e. keeping maintenance records for all navigational equipment

charts and nautical publications corrections

Monitor status of Bridge equipment and related (standard and emergency)

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

Responsible for keeping update the various bridge logs (i.e. garbage Log Book, Ballast Log, etc)

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