1st Deck Officer

ORGANIZATION: MSC CRUISES

BUSINESS AREA: DECK

LINE MANAGER: CAPTAIN/STAFF CAPTAIN

 

JOB PURPOSE

The First Officer is in charge of ship navigation. He/she must ensure the safe conduction of Navigation and Manoeuvring Operations during a watch.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Makes daily stability calculations;
  • Maintains all tank, cofferdam, and void spaces;
  • Administration of the official ship certificates;
  • Keeps and improves, along with the Master, the safety of work on board;
  • Arranges continual training on safety work procedures for all personnel under his direct charge;
  • Prepares planned approaches for the Master’s approval.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (skills, competencies, experience)

  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional language is considered an advantage;
  • Satisfy the requirements of the laws of the Flag State of the ship regarding health & physical requirements;
  • Extensive Successful Experience in a similar position with another Cruise Line;
  • Basic Windows based programs knowledge;
  • Sound supervisory skills;
  • Substantial interpersonal, oral, written communication, and negotiation skills;
  • Proven ability to work in a harmonious productive team environment, exercising authority, diplomacy, and impartiality;

 

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certificate of Competency IMO STCW Cap II/2;
  • G.M.D.S.S.
  • Radar
  • A.R.P.A. SAR
  • Ship Security Officer or Security Duties
  • Crowd Management & Crisis Management and Human Behaviour
  • E.C.D.I.S. (Plus Type Specific)
  • All required STCW Basic Safety Training Certificates
  • A recognised seafarer’s medical certification is required before starting to work on board.

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS (if any)

  • Passport
  • Seaman’s Book
  • MMRV and COVID VACCINE Certifications

 

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