Duties & Responsibilities
The Chief Mate assists the Master in all vessel command and has whatever authority the Master delegates upon him / her :
Assist the Master and learn all aspects of ships command with a view to eventual promotion.
Act as the ship’s Safety Officer.
Committed to Safety and Company Procedures in all tasks.
Keep the deck department inventory up to date.
Allocate and ensure that all duties appertaining to deck department are carried out in a safe and efficient manner.
Responsible for ensuring that the ship's LSA, Fi-Fi, anti-pollution and medical equipment is kept updated and in operational condition.
Responsible for ensuring that all mooring, anchor handling and towing equipment are regularly maintained and in operational order.
Responsible for loading, stowing and discharging of all deck cargoes and cleaning of bulk tanks; In charge of the deck ratings and their duties.
Assist physically on deck during special operations such as anchor handling and towing.
Responsible for the training of deck cadets and deck crew.
Carry out crew appraisals.
Carry out watch keeping duties.
Is in charge of the vessel’s chart corrections. Can delegate the task to a junior Officer but remains nevertheless responsible of the corrections.
Supervise mooring and unmooring of vessel in port and at offshore locations.
Ensure that the accommodation is kept in a clean, tidy and hygienic state.
Line reporting and functional linkage
This position will report directly to the Master.
Key skills and behaviors
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Able to teach others his knowledge and skills
Initiative to take on responsibilities and challenges
The Chief Mate shall be in possession of a valid II / 2 or II / 3 License and STCW endorsement.
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