RIVER - Sailor



The sailor is subordinate to the captain or his representative and assumes a special role during emergencies; Respiratory protection - Operation of the lifeboat - Leak sealing


Your Responsibilities



  • Responsible for safety on board of the ship as assigned by the Captain
  • Compliance with the guidelines, instructions (nautical manual) and regulations
  • Co-responsible for the impeccable cleanliness, hygiene and order on board
  • Report damage, issues and concern immediately to the Captain
  • Be familiar with the security role and understand your duties
  • Responsible for the operational readiness of the rescue boat


Travel Operation

  • Responsible for the external appearance of the ship



  • Exchange information with the parties involved (Captain, 1st Officer, Engineer)


Special Tasks

  • Appropriate and professional securing of the ship
  • Safe deployment of the gangway (only at the direction of the Captain / 1st Officer)
  • While navigating narrow waters, a Sailor must be present as instructed
  • During the night a sailor must be present wearing clean work clothes
  • For securing the ship in a lock, sailors must be present on deck
  • When passing low bridges on the sundeck pay attention to the guests and close off stairway access
  • Make sure the sundeck meets the expectations of our guests at all times
  • Execution of all deck and outboard work
  • Luggage service according to assignment by the Captain / 1st Officer
  • Participation in meetings and company relevant training



Your Profile


  • Education:
    • Sailor training in inland waterway transport
    • Schifferdienstbuch with relevant stamps
  • At least 3 years’ experience inland waterway transport
  • Language: German and English
  • Interested in further education (e.g. certificate extension, language skills)
  • Independent and flexible
  • Decisive and assertive
  • Strong team worker and able to motivate the crew
  • Shows ambition and initiative; perseverant




Job description – Contract – Company Rules and Regulations

Onboard ABC Nautical – Uniform Regulation – Manual


Superiors: Captain / 1st Officer in the absence of the Captain


Co-operation with:

  • Captain
  • 1st Officer
  • 2nd Officer
  • Engineer
  • Technician


Sailor gives instructions to: Trainee


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

Job Segment: Respiratory, Healthcare