Deck / Chief Officer
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On behalf of Smit Lamnalco, we are looking for :
1. Position Chief Officer
2. Mission and Scope of duties
The Chief Officer is directly responsible and accountable to the Master for the supervision and management of the deck departments, including the navigational watch keeping and stability aspects of the vessel and the management of the galley, catering and housekeeping duties.
Has whatever authority the Master delegates upon him and is to support the Master by carrying out any legal orders and / or instructions issued by the Master when such orders and / or in-structions are sound and within the accepted practices of good seamanship.
Shall assist the Master in maintaining the good order, morale and motivation of the crew, will assist as necessary with crew evaluation and any reporting, including those that may be required for disciplinary reasons.
Has authority to assume temporary emergency command of the vessel and act in the place of the Master in the event that the Master is absent or unable to fulfil his functions due to acci-dent, illness, or other cause.
3. Job Context
Ensure the vessel is safely navigated and operated in accordance with:
• STCW 1978 (as amended)
• COLREG 1972
• SOLAS Convention including amendments
• Statutory Flag Regulations and Class regulations
• The ISM and ISPS Codes
• The SLIMS
• MLC 2006
• Instruct and encourage crew to work safely and lead by example.
• Informs the Master of any deficiencies in equipment, standards and procedures.
• Ensure that the vessel operates efficiently and incident free.
4. Accountabilities and Responsibilities
The Chief Officer is accountable / responsible :
• That the vessel remains within compliance of the requirements of all applicable rules, laws, regulations, guidelines and practices of good seamanship at all times.
• To apply, follow and encourage SLIMS in the performance of all tasks, with particular em-phasis on the protection of the environment and pollution prevention.
• To ensure that the SLIMS is rigorously maintained with particular emphasis on the correct use and application of PPE, safety equipment, Check-lists and all other safety precautions relating to job and task performance.
• To complete the SLIMS E-learning programme and MARAD training as per the crew train-ing Matrix and implement the same on-board
• To ensure planned maintenance is executed as per MARAD (planned maintenance sys-tem on board).
• Issue appropriate clear written or verbal orders and instructions.
• Report and manage incidents, non-conformity, hazardous situations, near misses, and any other relevant event.
• Report any defect on the vessel.
• Ensure that the vessel and crew are trained and prepared for any emergency
• Maintain in good order all shipboard files, certificates and records, including the company and vessel logbooks.
• Ensure that the watch keeping regimes and practices, including those related to security, are maintained at all times as per company standing orders.
• Identify and report training requirements of shipboard personnel.
• Ensure that the cargo is properly and safely loaded, stowed, secured and discharged so as at no time to endanger the crew, property, the environment or the vessel, particularly stability.
• Ensure that the vessel has sufficient stability in all operations. Always refer to and take in-to account the Stability Booklet, class Rules and flag State legislation.
• Ensure that all work is undertaken in a safe and efficient manner at all times, with care to allow crew members sufficient time for rest periods in accordance with the STCW 78 (as amended) Convention guidelines and MLC 2006.
• Complete and forward as applicable, operational reports and other operational documen-tation.
• Complete a handover report to his successor upon completion of tour of duty and or when change command is required.
• Shall plan and supervise deck related operations including the loading, stowage, securing and discharge of cargo items, towage and anchor handling equipment in accordance with all safe working practices and with regard to the Master’s orders, any operations execut-ed with deck crane(s), deployment of all OSR equipment and supervise all areas of SPM maintenance and specific project works.
• Shall oversee and participate related to the correct maintenance of the navigational and deck equipment, including the vessel cosmetics in cooperation with the Chief Engineer. The specific requirements needed to ensure that these tasks are fulfilled may be delegat-ed; however, the Chief Officer has the responsibility to ensure compliance.
• Shall ensure that the vessel’s medical supplies, medicine chests and related stores and equipment are maintained within any expiration dates and in good order. The Chief Of-ficer shall also ensure that the vessel’s hospital (if applicable) and associated equipment is kept in good order and up to date.
• The Chief Officer shall if delegated by the Master act as the vessel Safety Officer.
• May be delegated by the Master to act as Ship Security Officer (SSO).
• Provide a handover report to the reliever upon completion of tour of duty.
5. Qualifications / Experience
• Certificate of Competency in accordance with STCW 78 (as amended) and or national regula-tions.
• Certificate of Medical Fitness in accordance with MLC 2006 requirements and or national regu-lations.
• A minimum experience of 2 years ASD experience on dual control type vessels if allocated to ASD unit. When allocation is scheduled on conventional unit a minimum of 2 years conven-tional experience is required.
• Must have completed (Marlins) English examination [minimum pass score 80%] and certificate must be available.
• Must have relevant experience within the scope of work.
• Must show initiative and be self-reliant, analytical and demonstrate problem solving skills.
• Computer literate.
• Experienced working effectively in team environments
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