Orkney Islands (GB)
Dependent on experience.
07 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

MASTER - South Isles Service

Annual starting salary is £35,549 to £39,945 plus DIA, dependent on certification held. 

A full-time vacancy exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Master on our Inner South Isles MCA Class IV Ro-Ro Passenger Vessels MV Hoy Head and Thorsvoe.

Applicants will ideally hold a valid STCW 95 Reg 11/2 Masters COC. Consideration will also be given to holders of a valid Tier 1 or Tier 2 BML with Passenger Endorsement. Candidates should also have all STCW Refresher Training as applicable valid and in date together with a valid ENG1 Medical. Candidates should ideally also hold accredited training in Crowd Management, Crisis Management & Human Behaviour along with Passenger Safety Cargo Safety & Hull Integrity. Due to the nature of the service, candidates should reside on the island of Hoy.

The Master reports directly to the Marine Superintendents in all operational and administrative matters which may affect safety or the environment.

The Master is in command of all departments of the ship and has the overriding authority and the responsibility to make decisions with respect to safety and pollution prevention and to request shore-based Company support when required.

Responsibilities include:-

• The safety of the ship, it's cargo and all persons onboard.

• Ensuring that the ship is fully manned with qualified officers and ratings at all times to comply with current Flag and Company requirements.

• The efficient and economic operation of the vessel.

• Authority over all those on board and has the right to refuse to carry any person or cargo/ item of cargo.

• Issuing orders in a clear and concise manner and reviewing safety and pollution prevention activities.

• Implementing the safety and environmental policy and the S.M.S. of the Company.

• Motivating the crew in the execution of that policy.

• Ensuring that the Heads of Department are implementing the requirements of all Company Policies relevant to their department.

• Reporting defects and other matters with implications for safe operations or pollution risk to the Marine Superintendents.

• Ensuring Emergency Drills are carried out and recorded in accordance with the Company program.

• Reporting non-conformities, accidents involving personnel or plant and hazardous situations to the Company and ensuring that corrective/preventive actions are completed within the agreed timescale.

• The safe and efficient navigation of the ship, ensuring that safety of navigation is not compromised in the interests of speed or economy.

• The care and maintenance of the ship's navigational equipment, charts and associated nautical publications to ensure they are fit for service.

• Ensuring that all berthing and unberthing is done under his control or direct supervision.

• Ensuring that all Surveys and Certificates necessary for the ship are maintained in date and renewed as necessary.

• Co-ordinating all emergency procedures in the event of an emergency.

Closing date: 16 November 2018

For further details please contact Capt. Glenn Porter on 01856 872044

Application forms are available from the Company’s Office, Shore Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1LG and should be returned to: Capt. G Porter, Marine Superintendent, no later than 1700 on Friday 16 November 2018.