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Signaller, Ship

Aliases: Signal Officer

Industry/Sector(s): Telecom


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

 The tasks a Signaller, Ship is expected to perform include:

  • Signalling messages by waving flags or flashing semaphore (light) depending on natural light and weather conditions to port authorities and nearby ships
  • Keeping watch at port, observing approaching ships with binoculars and informs authorities accordingly
  • Obtaining instructions from supervisors regarding place or position where the incoming ship is to be communicated to ship authorities at sea
  • Transferring messages in international signalling system to ship authorities by signalling with flags or flashes of semaphore depending on visibility and weather conditions
  • Maintaining record of all messages sent out or received
  • Receiving messages from ships, informing Pilot and arranging for piloting the ship in to port
  • Arranging launches and boarding for shipping crew or Pilots for going to the ship or coming to shore
  • Taking barometer readings, observing the force and direction of wind, wave positions, etc. and recording them in a log book
  • Attending to telephone calls regarding movement of ships and any messages to be sent
  • Maintaining shipping registers indicating name of ships, time of arrival and departure, place where berthed, etc.
  • Hoisting weather signals or flags at time of emergency, warning ships to stay at sea
  • Performing watch duty by shifts from observations tower
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It is a desk job however requires working on and off watch towers at ports
  • The role does not involve team handling
  • Travelling is not required on the job
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Working is 5/6 days a week and minimum 8/9 hours every day
  • The job involves working in shifts including nights
  • The role includes working on weekends and holidays
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA), without both legs (BL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Passed 10 +2 or equivalent 

KEY COMPETENCIES 
  • Knowledge of signals, flags and instruments used to signal ships
  • Working knowledge of the international signalling system for ships
  • Skilled in sending and receiving messages from ships, informing pilots and arranging for piloting ship in to port  
  • Ability to understand barometer readings, observe the force and direction of wind, wave positions, etc.
  • Knowledge of the various weather signals or flags at time of emergency, warning signs, etc.
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 
  • Radar Observer Course (ROC) 
  • Automatic Radar Flotting Aid (ARPA) Certificate issued as per DG Shipping requirement of STCW 95 2
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Training courses under Directorate General of Shipping
  • The Shipping Corporation of India
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Signaller, Ship Radar operator  → Senior Simulator  → Officer  → Captain

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 
  • For freshers – ₹  to ₹ per month
  • For candidates with 1 to 3 years’ experience – ₹ to ₹ per month
  • For candidates with over 3 years’ experience – ₹ to ₹ per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Freshers may apply

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 14
  • Shipping and Logistic companies
  • Port Authorities
KEYWORDS 
  • Signalling
  • Ship Signalling
  • Maritime Signalling
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3521.2000 Signaller, Ship
ISCO 2008 3521 Broadcasting and Audiovisual Technicians
NIC 2008 61900 Other telecommunications activities
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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