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Chief Officer, Ship

Aliases: First Mate, Ship

Industry/Sector(s): Shipping


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks of a Chief Officer, Ship is expected to perform include:
  • Functioning as second-in-command to Captain
  • Supervising activities of deck workers and loading, storage and discharge of cargo
  • Exercising control over deck crew
  • Assigning duties to Serang and apprentices and maintain discipline
  • Planning and executing work related to loading, storage and unloading of cargo
  • Maintaining cleanliness and upkeep of equipment
  • Keeping watch on bridge in mornings and evenings at sea during specified hours
  • Assisting Captain in navigation
  • Fixing ship’s position by star lights at dawn and dusk
  • Maintaining mate’s logbook, cargo books and store books
  • Training to indentured apprentices
  • Assuming duties of Captain in case of emergency
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It is a not a desk job
  • Need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job
  • Part-time work is not available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Ship usually sails for 5/6 days a week and works for 14/15 hours every day. This may vary from ship to ship
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 2

Minimum – Certificate of competency

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of activities of deck workers and loading, storage and discharge of cargo
  • Ability to maintain cleanliness and upkeep of equipment
  • Knowledge of navigation
  • Ability to maintain log books
  • Ability to work like loading, storage and unloading of cargo
  • Physically fit
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Ability to take duties of Captain in case of emergency

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 3
  • Orient Express Ship Management Ltd.
  • The Shipping Corporation of India
  • VELS University
  • Tolani Maritime Institute
  • Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

http://www.tolani.edu/tmi/index,188.html 

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4
Captain
     ↑
Chief Officer, Ship
     ↑
Second Mate
     ↑
Third Mate
 

 

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Rarely
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 5
  • For Chief Officer - ₹ 2,50,000 to ₹ 3,00,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Coming soon

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Indian Navy
  • Shipping companies across India
  • Cruise Liners
KEYWORDS 
  • Chief Officer
  • First Mate
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3152.0200 Chief Officer, Ship
ISCO 2008 3152 Ship’s Deck Officers and Pilots
NIC 2008 50113 Sea and coastal long distance water transport
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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