Job Definition

  • controlling and participating in deck and bridge-watch activities
  • navigating vessels into and out of ports and through channels, straits and other waters where special knowledge is required
  • ensuring safe loading and unloading of cargo and observance of safety regulations and procedures by crew and passengers
  • performing technical supervision of maintenance and repair of ship to ensure compliance with specifications and regulations
  • applying knowledge of principles and practices relating to ship’s operation and navigation in order to identify and solve problems arising
  • ordering ship’s stores and recruiting crew as required and maintaining record of operations
  • transmitting and receiving routine and emergency information with shore stations and other ships

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled
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