Pentland Ferries - VESSEL MASTER
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  • Competitive Salary (£74,175.30) + Pension Scheme
  • 21 days on Shift followed by 21 days off shift

We are recruiting a Master to join our team on our company vessels. The key purpose of the role is to have Overall Command with regards operation of company vessels in compliance with Flag and Class legislation/guidance and Pentland Ferries Safety Management System, procedures and policies.

You will have Primary responsibility to ensure the seaworthiness and safety of the vessel, crew and passengers and prevention of pollution. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing vessel for voyage and tasking. Liaise, consult and advise with authority on operational matters as necessary.
  • Create, maintain and support Operational/Technical and client instructions and fully document undertakings.
  • Be fully familiarised with all factors affecting the immediate operation of the ship. Upon taking command, the Master shall familiarise one’s self with all details of the construction manoeuvrability, navigation and other equipment.
  • Conversant with latest Merchant Shipping Legislation and the requirements of authorities at each port of call. Ensure that the relevant provisions in such legislation pertaining to the operation of the vessel are fully adhered to.
  • Issue their “Standing Orders” to the crew for the efficient operation of the ship. These are to include procedures to respond to emergency shipboard situations and the preparedness of the vessel.
  • Make a daily inspection, when on board, of all parts of the vessel, ensuring that high standards of cleanliness, hygiene and preservation are maintained.

You’ll need:

  • MCA Certificate of Competence Master up to 3000gt near coastal as minimum
  • ENG 1 Medical Certificate
  • STCW Basic Safety Training (including refresher training where required)
  • Bridge Resource Management or HELM(M)
  • Dry Dock Experience
  • Strong Knowledge of Industry Rules and Regs
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • The ability to manage and lead teams effectively
  • Passenger Ship experience would be an advantage