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1st Officer Navigation

Department: Deck

Location: Shipboard

Position Type: Full Time


Job Summary

  • Vessel’s Navigator Officer
  • Watch keeping Officer – On behalf of the Master, in command during his/hers watch
  • Bridge Team Member
  • Direct reporting responsibility to the Master in respect of Passage Plan planning and operational status of all navigational equipment or associated components

Responsibility and Authority

  • Commit to the Company’s Core Values – carry out daily activities following the R.I.T.E. way – Respect, Integrity, Trust and Excellence are the foundation of all our actions, every day, in everything we do.
  • Assume personal responsibility for safety and the environment. Be accountable for themselves and the safety of others in their vicinity. Environmental consciousness forms one part of this accountability.
  • Safety of Navigation.
  • When vessel in port, comply with procedures.
  • When on watch enter in the deck logbook time and location of entry whenever Enclosed Spaces Permit is issued.
  • When on watch directly responsible for carrying out the preparation work and signing off on the assigned sections of the Works Underwater permit.
  • When on watch provide positive report regarding the Bridge readiness.
  • During the watch monitor the Watertight Doors status.
  • During the watch adhere to Emergency Procedures.
  • Consult with the Master and assess accurate weather forecasts and navigational warnings for the relevant area prior departure.
  • Prepare for the pilot card information sheet.
  • Assist in Familiarization With the Vessel of lower-ranked deck Officers.
  • To prepare a handover report prior leaving the vessel.
  • When on watch cooperate to ensure Safe Access to the Vessel.
  • Repair and maintain the electronic instruments and navigational equipment, in cooperation with the Technical Department.
  • Ensure that the navigational charts required for the itinerary and for planning are available on board.
  • Inform the Master of navigational progress during the voyage cruise including speed and other relevant matters.
  • Correct and update the nautical publications and charts up to the latest appropriate Notice to Mariners/correction available.
  • Ensure that cancelled charts are clearly marked as such and removed from the bridge.
  • Comply with all requirements of the SMS – checklists, etc.
  • Maintain the vessel’s flag inventory.
  • Maintain pyrotechnics, signaling equipment and appliances.
  • Training and auditing of new bridge officers’ familiarization to the bridge equipment.
  • Notify all Department Heads on time zone changes.
  • Daily calculations of sunrise and sunset times and delivery of this information to the Cruise Director and the Information Desk.
  • Assist the Staff Captain and the Safety Officer concerning emergency drills for guest and crew.
  • Familiar with the other Second Officer’s duties.
  • Attend mooring stations as instructed by the Staff Captain.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Deck Officer qualifications and licenses in compliance with all International and National conventions and regulations.
  • Chief Officer license, endorsed by the Flag State, and all of the certificates as required by the STCW 95.
  • 6 month experience on passengers’ vessels as Deck Officer of or equivalent position.
  • Full knowledge and understanding of the Company SMS.
  • Thorough knowledge of the vessel he/she is assigned to.
  • Managerial skills including but not limited to:
    1. Seamanship
    2. Communication
    3. Team Work
    4. Budgeting
    5. Time Management
    6. Computer Literacy
    7. Customer Service

Subordinate Positions

  • N/A

Reports to

  • Master
  • Staff Captain

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