Watchkeeper Deck/Deck Officer


Key responsibilities

Watchkeeper deck officers are responsible for aspects of operation such as the safe navigation of the ship, its seaworthiness, safe handling of all cargo, management of all personnel under their control.

Generic skills

  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal
  • Collaborative
  • Problem solving
  • Planning
  • Communication
  • Organisational

Career progression

  • Second
  • Chief Officer and Captain



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