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3rd Mate
Posted date [2019-Jun-19] (ID: 1504)

We are currently recruiting 3 full time 3rd Officers for our Canadian flagged vessels the MT Acadian and MT East Coast.

In addition to their responsibility to the Master for the proper performance of his/her assigned navigational watch duties, the third officer's responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

-S/he must discuss with the Officer being relieved, details of the equipment and material for which s/he will be responsible, and inspect  them promptly, preferably in the company of the Officer being relieved.

-Conduct efficient cargo watches under the instruction of the Chief Officer.

-Familiarise with cargo systems and their operation and learn to prepare cargo storage plans and safely load or unload the vessel.

-To be aware of use of all GMDSS equipment including tests and emergency operation.

-Direct ratings and inexperienced personnel in the proper and efficient execution of their duties.

-Identify and correct any unsafe working habits or conditions.

-Care and maintenance of ship's signalling equipment.

-Maintain and account for all training publications and training aids, including computer based training libraries carried on board.

-Enact the necessary measures in a time of emergency to ensure the safety of personnel and the preservation of the equipment and company property.

-The Third Officer may be assigned other duties by the Chief Officer consistant with his abilities and experience, including the inspection and maintenance of the vessel's safety equipment as detailed in NS 350- Ships Safety Equipment Record

Certifications required: Cert of Comp., MEDs, First Aid (Advanced Preferred), Advanced Tanker level 2 (preferred), Bridge Resource Management, ECDIS generic, SAM ECDIS preferred, Security Duties, Canadian GMDSS, Marine Medical, WHMIS, Confined Space and the ability to work in the US.

Our ideal candidate is solutions oriented, has a strong work ethic, and works well in a team environment. Our full time employees work 40 days on 40 off, and have a competitive benefits package for them and their families. We also encourage continuous development of our employees so they can continue to grow their career within our company. Our ships are frequently in port, adding varierty in the day to day operations and giving our crew some down time in different locations.

If this opportunity sounds like a fit for you, or someone you know in your professional network, please contact Krista Nesbitt via linkedIn, or send an email in confidence to krista.nesbitt(at)

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Job Title 3rd Mate
Job Details
Posted By Ocean Services Ltd.
Start Date To be determined
Location Saint John, NB
Deadline for Application 2019-Aug-19
Contact Phone # 5066510550
Contact Email krista.nesbitt(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> East Coast / Gulf
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Watchkeeping Mate