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Chief Officer

Ship's Crew


Without passing off Master's responsibilities, the Chief Officer is responsible for the deck department.

This includes but is not limited to :

  • Master's assistant during maneuvering
  • Replace the Master during his absence
  • Cargo operations and all relevant obligations / information
  • Deck and deck equipment operation and maintenance according to classification societies requirements, flag State requirements, national and international rules and regulations
  • Administration of deck crew
  • Safety on deck
  • Keep his watch on the bridge (usually from 04.00 to 08.00 hours and from 16.00 to 20.00 hours)