RIVER - 2nd Officer

SECOND OFFICER

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

Support the First Officer for safe & proper navigation of the vessel


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


Security (when Captain and/or 1st Officer are off-duty)

  • Overall responsibility for safety on board the ship
  • Compliance with the guidelines, instructions (nautical manual) and laws
  • Co-responsible for the impeccable cleanliness, hygiene and order on board 
     

Operation

  • When securing the ship, take the lead for safe mooring
  • Secure the gangway
  • Manage sundeck according to safety needs and guests' expectations

 

Administration, communication

  • Service record books
  • To register the logbook properly
  • To manage the inventory and order of paint / material / detergent

 

Additional Duties

  • Conduct frequently scheduled ship inspections
  • Regular checks of mooring lines’ and wires’ condition on a weekly basis
  • Ensure crew is wearing personal protective equipment - life jacket, safety shoes, safety helmet

 

YOUR PROFILE

 

  • At least 2 years professional experience as a Sailor
  • Interested in further education (eg. certificate extension, language skills)
  • Independent and flexible
  • Decisive and assertive
  • Strong team worker and able to motivate the crew
  • Shows ambition and initiative; perseverant

 

Depending in which geographical area you are eligible to sail you need to fulfill the following obligatory requirements:

 

Rhine
- Rhine license km 1’000 – 688 (Amsterdam – Cologne)
- Radar
- VHF
- Safety Expert (Sachkunde)
- Languages: German and English (mandatory), Dutch and French are an asset

 

Danube
- Any Danube license
- Radar
- VHF
- Safety Expert (Sachkunde)
- Languages: German and English (mandatory), Russian is an asset

 

France
- Longeur illimitée
- Radar
- VHF
- Safety Expert (expert)
- Languages: French and English (mandatory), German is an asset

GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

 

Job description – Contract – Company Rules and Regulations –
Onboard ABC Nautical – Uniform Regulation – Manual

 

Superiors: Captain / Skipper when Captain is off-duty

 

Helmsman with patent gives instructions to: Ship's crew (Sailor, Trainee)

 

Co-operation with:

  • Captain
  • First Officer
  • Engineer


Representation by Sailor

“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”


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