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Chief Officer/1st Mate Position Filled


  • Start Date: 1st Dec 2020
  • Job ID #1206429
  • Posted by: The Crew Network - Ft. Lauderdale

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Position:  Chief Officer RII/2 - Temporary / Relief   Yacht:  60m Research vessel

JOB ID: 989757   Start date: Dec. 1, 2020 - January 5, 2021   Itinerary: DOCK   Licence: R II/2  (commercial license needed). If your license states: Yachts Only it is not recognized on this vessel.   Requirements:  STCW + Refresher, Designated Security Awareness, AFF, PSCRB, GMDSS.   B1/B2 or C1/D visa +, ENG1 (or current Marine Medical fit for duty - 6 months minimum . Passport.     RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CHIEF OFFICER   The Chief Officer is second in command of the vessel and shall be familiar with the Master's duties, responsibilities, authorities and shall be prepared to take command without notice, relieving the Master of the Bridge whenever this is required by circumstances.   He is jointly responsible for the implementation of Company’s SMS procedures in all activities under his responsibility and applying safe working practices while carrying out orders as dictated by good seamanship, best practices and Company policy. He is to be fully familiar with the requirements of the SMS, documentation, checklists, registers and the use of Groove seeking direction from the company when needed and making suggestions for improvement.   The Chief Officer is in charge of the Deck Department and has overall responsibility for all deck-related activities. He is responsible to the Master for the general maintenance of the vessel and the safe and proper operation of the deck equipment.   He is responsible for the execution of the deck equipment maintenance program in cooperation with the Engineering Department and for ensuring all work is carried out in a timely manner according to vessel planned maintenance system. He is to ensure that all maintenance is completed satisfactorily and maintain records of work performed. (Section 10.4) He is to ensure the vessel is cleaned, in particular decks, channels and windows, routinely and that the vessel always appears in pristine condition. He is to ensure that all necessary painting and maintenance on exterior hull, decks, deck furniture and in the interior spaces is carried out in a timely manner.  

He must carry out his duties as indicated on the Ship’s Muster List and other duties as delegated by the Master or Department Head.   Other: Reference checks and extensive background check, interview screening.   Salary range: Within yachting salary guidelines depending on experience   Package: Medical coverage while on board, flights to and from the vessel.   Commercial Registered Yacht: YES


  • Vessel Size60m (197ft)
  • Vessel TypeResearch Vessel
  • Charter/PrivatePrivate
  • Position TypeTemporary
  • Cruising ItineraryLocal Area
  • Yachting Experience5+ years
  • Looking for Team/CoupleNo
  • Posted 19th Nov 2020 by Agency

Language & Visas

  • English Fluent


  • Entry Level Qualifications (or equivalent) Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (A-VI/6-2) [Essential]
    ENG 1 (Medical - NO Limitation/Restrictions) [Essential]
    STCW 95 (STCW 2010) [Essential]
  • Master/Skipper Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) MCA CoC Chief Mate <3000gt [Essential]
  • STCW Modules (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC) [Essential]
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