The Ships Master.
To assume command of the vessel in the absence of the appointed Master.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
To be medically fit, competent, qualified in accordance with international standards to S.T.C.W., or other pertinent regulations including the Company's own requirements, and be fully conversant with the S.M.S.
Responsible for his own watch and organisation of the deck department.
To supervise safety and vessel familiarisation for all ships personnel new to the vessel, as directed by the Ship's Master
To manage cargo calculations based on ullages, deadweight scale and the equipment on board to determine trim and stability in port and while handling cargo on location.
To supervise loading, unloading and ballasting.
To stand navigation, port and anchor watches as per watch rotation agreed on.
To manage and update the Planned Maintenance System
To take inventory of the existing equipment as installed on board the vessel, in order to compile a maintenance plan for this equipment.
To maintain defects register and prepare requisitions for spares required.
To assist the Ships Master with the performance appraisal of Deck Ratings on board.
To prepare a hand over report for the relieving Chief Officer and discuss details.
Execute measures to prevent and/or reduce pollution to the environment.
To carry out all duties of the designated Safety Officer on board. See separate Job Description
To monitor inspection of all equipment contained within the Safety Equipment Record Book