Full Time Captain
Posted date [2022-Apr-19] (ID: 2457)
Minimum Class 1 Certificate of Competency.
The Master is the direct representative of the Management Office/Owner and is responsible
for the day-to-day management of the vessel. The Master is ultimately responsible for the
overall command of the vessel. The Master is therefore entrusted with the responsibility of
making and enacting on-site decisions in the event of judgements having to be made
without prior consultation or discussion with the Management Office.
In addition to his line management responsibilities as Master he has certain legal duties
which include, but not limited to, the following:
• Maintain the vessel in a safe and seaworthy condition.
• Responsible for the health, safety and welfare of all personnel on board the vessel
and for the protection of the environment.
• Ensure the compliance of the vessel with all local, national and international
legislation, and any additional requirements of the vessel’s flag administration.
• Ensure strict implementation of the Ship Security Plan.
• Responsible for safe navigation, correct berthing and mooring of the ship and
providing safe access to the ship for authorised personnel by gangway or
• Ensure that effective communication between all Bridge Team Members is always
maintained and all Bridge Team Members are well aware regarding the importance
of keeping communication to the appropriate standard;
• Ensure that all Bridge Team Members, in particular the Officers, understand their
roles and responsibilities, both during routine duties and in the event of an
incident/emergency. If necessary, appropriate training should be performed;
• Ensure cargo operations are carried out in a safe and seaman like manner, paying
due regard to any limitations.
• Responsible for the Official Log Books, emergency procedures, written instructions
to watchkeeping officers in charge of navigation, cargo watches and the Permit to
• Ensure GMDSS equipment is tested regularly and that all watchkeeping officers are
familiar with the operation of the equipment.
• Ensure the Safety Management System is maintained up-to-date with the latest
• Undertake daily onboard Management Meetings, where practicable, attended by
senior officers (deck and engineering) to incorporate a daily action plan to assess
and risk manage resources and workload.