Job Description For Chief Officer / SAGA cruises
Why work for Saga Cruises?
- Attractive contractual working arrangements:
- 3-stripe officers and above offered 2 months on / 2 months off
- 2-stripe officers and below can choose from contract lengths of 2 months on / 2 months off or 3 months on / 6 weeks off)
- Permanent contract options available - Saga Cruises are investors of the best talent. Based upon your performance during your first contract with them, a permanent contract (paid all year round) for all officer roles can be awarded
- Free healthcare awarded after 12-month's service for those on permanent contracts
- All flights, transfers and accommodation between the seafarer's home airport and vessel is paid for by the company along with revalidation of any STCWs and CoCs as required
- Pension option and bonus opportunities available for 4-stripe officers and above
- Unlimited family travel available, subject to terms and conditions
- Free WiFi allowance each month for the duration of your contrac
V.Ships Leisure is looking for Chief Officer
Cruise vessel SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE
Salary in GBP/
per month worked
Contract 2 months on / 2 months offLicence / Qualification requirements;
• Required - Chief Mate Unlimited
• Staff Captain
Performs appraisals for;
• QuatermastersResponsibilities as per V.Ships S&QMS;
Deck Department Responsibility 21 - Navigation (Passage Planning)
Responsibility, under the Captain, for:
• The preparation, in consultation with the Captain, of detailed schedules for future itineraries and then advising the Captain of any unduly high speed or impractical arrival times etc. that become apparent.
• Liaison with the assigned Marine Planning and Port Operations ashore for risk assessing the voyages and ports (per FOM 190 "Itinerary, Voyage and Port Risk Assessment")
• Ensuring that the navigational charts required for the itinerary and for planning are carried on board.
• Prior to each voyage / cruise, the preparation, for the Captain's approval, of a planned approach for each arrival / departure / closing land using all the information at his disposal.
• Additionally, the preparation of alternative plans should the former be frustrated.
• Laying down course lines, from berth to berth where possible, for the Captain's approval, on all charts to be used for the forth coming cruise / voyage, giving safe clearance margins from all dangers.
• In case of extensive changes to the planned itinerary, re-assessing and approving these with the Marine Planning and Port Operations Department ashore.
He is to have the various sources of navigational information to hand.
• Informing the Captain of navigational progress during each voyage and / cruise including speed and other relevant matters.
• Monitoring the operational condition of all navigation instruments, instigating corrective action when necessary.
Deck Department Responsibility 22 - Charts and Publications
• Ensuring that the navigational charts carried on board are the latest available.
• Correcting the above charts up to the latest appropriate Notice to Mariners and recording the correction of each navigational chart as required by the chart folio system.
• Ensuring that cancelled charts are clearly marked as such and removed from the bridge.
• Ensuring that the publications required for the itinerary, by the Flag / Port State or by the Company are carried on board and are the latest available.
• Correcting and updating the above publications up to the latest appropriate Notice to Mariners / correction available.
Deck Department Responsibility 23 - Bridge Watchkeeping
• Keeping bridge watches as required and identified by the Master in accordance with the Safety Management Manual and FOM 1 - Marine Operations.
• The composition of each watch is to be adequate and appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions.
o In normal operating conditions the composition of the watches will be (at minimum) 1 certified Deck Officer and 1 able seaman.
o The watch composition in conditions other than normal will be set by the Master e.g. restricted visibility, ice zone, high traffic density, manoeuvring, etc.
o The completion of rounds at the end of each watch, including those areas that are necessary for ensuring the safety, security and good order of the vessel, her crew and passengers.
Deck Department Responsibility 24 - Mooring Stations
• Attending mooring stations as instructed by the Staff Captain.
• Supervising crew assigned to mooring stations and ensuring that mooring operations are conducted in accordance with the advice in the Code of Safe Working Practice.
Any task assigned by the Staff Captain.To assist the following with their responsibilities as per V.Ships S&QMS;
Assist Staff Captain with Deck Department Responsibility 1 - Stability
Responsibility for the timely calculation of the ship's stability ensuring that the vessel at all times
maintains draught, trim and adequate stability in compliance with the Ship's Stability Book
(including the "Instructions to Master" and any limitations that may impose) and the practice of
good seamanship. (see also Fleet Operations Manual 139 "Stability").
The Officer responsible is to:
• Liaise closely with the Chief Engineer, who will provide the information in order that the condition of all tanks and spaces can be monitored, in order that the loading, discharge and ballasting of tanks and other spaces can be planned in advance
• Conduct daily stability calculations.
• Train all Deck Officers in the calculation and control of the ship's stability and familiarize them with the ship's stability requirements.
• Familiarize Engineer Officers with the ship's stability requirements
• Practice damage stability calculations and damage control procedures for conceivable damage scenarios with the Deck Officers and any other staff involved.
• Report to the Master any deviation from the requirements of the Stability booklet.
• Ensure that the regulations covering watertight integrity, subdivision and damage control are complied with.
Assist Staff Captain with Deck Department Responsibility 18 - Log Books and Shipping Legislation
Keeping the Ship's Official Log Book, requiring a thorough working knowledge of the applicable Flag State legislation and requirements. This includes documenting disciplinary cases, crew accidents and illnesses, etc.
Monitoring of International, Flag & Port State legislation and requirements and appraising the Master accordingly
Assist Staff Captain with Deck Department Responsibility 20 - Cadet Training
Responsibility for co-ordinating Cadet training on board and ensuring that any training
programmes or requirements are adhered to.
Assist Staff Captain with Deck Department Responsibility 25 - Tender Operations
Assisting in tendering operations as required by the Staff Captain.Additional Duties
• Upkeep of Bridge
• Liaise with ISM Co-ordinator with regards to on board filing of all SQMS documents.
• Communicate with Master with all bridge management related issues.
V. Group is the leading global maritime agency with a pool of 44,000 active seafarers and approximately 3,000 shore colleagues. We represent in excess of 300 global client businesses who have engaged our management services for around 1,000 vessels.
At V. Group, our ambition is straightforward - to drive the transformation of our industry and to be the leading global provider of marine crew supply/management services.
Our values comprise of 'five C's': we Care, we Collaborate, we Challenge, we are Consistent, and we Commit and Deliver, these values are central to our business and remain embedded in to our service output.
We aim to be an industry leader, challenging the parameters of best practice and shaping the future of Marine Operations.
As a strictly compliant global leader in marine services, V. Group will not request any fees or compensation for our services from seafarers. Please be aware of any illegal recruitment services and crewing representatives attempting to act on our behalf.