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Third Officer / Junior Officer

Job Requisition No.:  17641
Category:  Seagoing

Reporting structure

Job Summary and Purpose

The Third Officer understudies and assists the Second Officer. He must keep a navigational watch.

During cargo operations, he will assist with cargo operations, stability, ballast operations, moorings and ship security during the period of his watch.


  • He is responsible for the safety of all personnel working for him.
  • He is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all deck portable firefighting equipment and lifesaving appliances.
  • He is responsible to the Master for the completion of records of on -board training.
  • Where required shall act as nominated officer for the GMDSS station with responsibility for associated tests and records.
  • He is responsible for the upkeep of the Recreational and Technical library.


The Third Officer must carry out any lawful command and delegated duty as issued by the Master.

A Junior Officer is an ex-cadet recently qualified as a Third Officer who may complete a probationary contract prior to full unsupervised OOW duties.

Accountabilities - 2

Accountabilities - 3


Bridge Teamwork
Cargo Planning
Chart Corrections
Communications with other nationalities
Diversity Awareness
Emergency procedures
Experience in environmental protection and use of anti-pollution equipment.
Experience of managing crew members
Experience of transiting high density traffic areas
Experience with multinational crews
Experience with Products Crude and LNG Cargo
Experience with role of Shipboard Safety Officer
Experience with Tankers of all sizes
GMDSS Operation
Hazards associated with cargoes.
IT experience
Maintenance of bridge equipment
Maintenance of LSA and FFA equipment.
Nautical Publications
Operational experience of various types of lifeboat
Other types of ship’s
Passage Planning, Rule of the Road
Personal safety, Ship safety & protection of the environment.
Preparations prior to commencement of Operations
Previous Oil major experience
PSC, SIRE, ISM, ISPS and other industry inspections.
PTW systems, ISM requirements, Risk assessment
Refit Experience
Role of the Master
SMS management and implementation, PPE requirements
Support of Chief Officer
Written and spoken English to high standard.


Class 3

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Third Officer / Junior Officer


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