The Third Engineer is in charge of engine watch-keeping support. He/she is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of technical equipment inside the engine room.



  • Ensures presence on board whenever the Second Engineer is absent
  • Relieves the Second Engineer Officer in the case of emergency
  • Is responsible to the Staff Engineer for the maintenance and condition of the Air Compressors, Purifiers, or other machinery assigned
  • Assigns maintenance and repair duties to his dependent personnel and actively supervises in any overhaul and repair work
  • Inspects all assigned work in progress ensuring that it is executed properly in accordance with acceptable standards and that no wastage of materials occurs
  • Controls the proper disposals of all refuse, rags, etc. to avoid fire and other hazards 
  • Trains personnel assigned to his/her engine watch
  • Attends all cocktail parties and social and entertaining functions where his/her presence is required by the Master


QUALIFICATIONS (skills, competencies, experience)

  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional European language is considered an advantage
  • Meet the requirements of the laws of the Flag State of the ship regarding health & physical requirements
  • Extensive successful experience in a similar position on board a cargo vessel or another Cruise company
  • Basic Windows-based programs knowledge



  • Satisfy the requirements of STCW 95 regarding certification for this position
  • Basic Safety Training Certificate including Advanced Fire-fighting experience and Swimming & Rowing competence
  • Crowd Management & Crisis Management and Human Behaviour
  • Security Duties
  • Certificate of Competency IMO STCW III/2;
  • High voltage Operations
  • A recognised seafarer’s medical certification is required before starting work onboard



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


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