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2nd Mate
Posted date [2022-Jul-06] (ID: 2574)

Are you interested in a career opportunity that offers an excellent work / life balance on board a modern vessel?

The Owen Sound Transportation Company / Pelee Island Transportation Services is currently accepting applications for the position of 2nd Mate on the MV Pelee Islander II vehicle / passenger ferry.

In service since the fall of 2018, the Pelee Islander II is a 62 metre RORO ferry capable of carrying 36 vehicles from the Ontario mainland (Leamington / Kingsville) to Pelee Island, Ontario on Lake Erie.

A typical work rotation consists of 7 days on / 7 days off during the sailing season.

Job Duties:

·        Vessel officers are responsible for knowing, understanding, respecting, and promoting Bridge Team Management, the Vessel Emergency Plan, Muster Lists.  This includes maintaining the plan; training employees; participating in emergency preparedness training, drills and exercises; and maintaining records of all preparedness activities.

·        The 2nd Officer reports directly to the Chief Officer and is responsible for the assisting of the loading/unloading operation, supervising mooring operations, keeping a navigational watch.


·        Watch Keeping Mate or Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal or Higher

·        Radio Operator’s License (or GOC)

·        Certificate of Proficiency for Vessel Personnel with Security Responsibilities (preferred)

·        MED training with respect to STCW Basic Safety

·        MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats

·        MED in advanced fire fighting

·        Marine Medical

Skills, Abilities and Experience

• Minimum 2 years recent experience
• Experience with Safety Management Systems
• Excellent leadership skills
• Excel in analyzing and adjusting work procedures for maximum efficiency
• Knowledge of English language is required

 Please include a copy of your CoC with your resume.

The Owen Sound Transportation Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply by email to paul.mancini(at) and include “2nd Mate” in the subject line of your email.

Job Type: Full-time


Job Title 2nd Mate
Job Details
Posted By Paul Mancini - Owen Sound Transportation Co.
Start Date Immediate
Salary $74,602.50
Location Pelee Island Transportation Services
Deadline for Application 2022-Jul-31
Contact Phone # 519-376-8740 ext 232
Contact Email paul.mancini(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> Great Lakes / St-Lawrence River
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Watchkeeping Mate