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Ferry Officer

Aliases: Will be updated

Industry/Sector(s): Shipping


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks of a Ferry Officer is expected to perform include:
  • Directing arrival of boats, steams etc. at ferry crossings
  • Controlling and co-ordinating work of staff employed at ferry station
  • Displaying time schedules, instructions, changes in timings of ferry service etc. at ferry station
  • Preparing duty roster of boat crew
  • Arranging substitutes for absentees
  • Ensuring that service boats are provided with lifesaving equipment’s
  • Attending to all passenger enquires 
  • Checking periodically certificate issued on safety survey of seaworthiness of vessel
  • Attending to embarkation and disembarkation of passengers
  • Receiving and issuing signal messages to guide boat through water-way
  • Despatching relief boats and other assistance on receipt of S.O.S. from boat on course
  • Collecting and remitting to treasury levies from private boats for services rendered
  • Maintaining prescribed statement of accounts and returns and forwards them to higher authority
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
  • Ferry usually sails for 5/6 days a week and works for 14/15 hours every day. This may vary from ferry to ferry 
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Coming soon

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of ferry crossings
  • Knowledge of sea routes
  • Well-versed with safety equipment’s on ferry
  • Proficient in preparing and displaying time schedules, instructions, etc.
  • Ability to answer passenger queries 
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

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AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 2
  • 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 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Coming soon

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 

Coming soon

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

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PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Indian Navy
  • Ports across India
  • Government of India
KEYWORDS 

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OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3152.0900 Ferry Officer
ISCO 2008 3152 Ship’s Deck Officers and Pilots
NIC 2008 50211 River ferry service
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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