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Deck Cadet

Job Description

Rank: Cadet

Department: Deck

Main function: Apprentice


  • All certificates and licenses as required by the STCW Code for this position
  • Watch keeping license
  • Acquainted with the relevant parts of the Safety, Health and Environmental Protection Management System & MLC requirement
  • Adequate knowledge of English
  • Minimum of several months of seagoing experience as Cadet or other adequate experience (unless decided different by the company

Specific Duties/Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Proper keeping of a navigational watch as per instructions of the Officer on Watch
  • General bridge duties as defined by the Staff Captain
  • Carrying out navigational watches as lookout or helmsmen, if certified accordingly
  • Under supervision correction and maintenance of the nautical charts and publications
  • Under supervision voyage planning
  • Assisting the safety officer in familiarisation of the crew and safety training
  • Under supervision of the Safety Officer taking care of maintenance and completeness of life-saving and firefighting equipment
  • Carrying out duties on manoeuvring stations, as instructed by superiors
  • Carrying out maintenance of deck equipment under supervision of the relevant officers
  • Assisting in tender operation (driving and loading the tender, if certificate is available)
  • Any other duties assigned by the Staff Captain
  • Part of the Safety, Health & Environmental Protection Management System
  • Has to participate in all safety routines, drills and training measures
  • Reports defects/Deficiencies/Damage to the Deck officer & Staff Captain.
  • Ensures that Hazardous situations are identified in his department and dealt with

Reporting to: Supervisor (Staff Captain or Safety Officer)

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