Mate / Captain

Oceanwide America
Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States
  • 1
3 + Years Experience

Company: Oceanwide America
Skills: Captain / Master
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Daily Rate based on Experience
Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: North America

Job Description

CAPTAIN - Jacksonville, FL

Position Summary:
The Ship or Boat Captain must ensure that all legal and company standards are adhered to in both the vessel and the crew, paying attention to any environmental issues such as oil spills or the emission of any other pollutants. Working within Maritime as a Ship or Boat Captain you will be responsible for the safety of the crew and any cargo, and so the Captain must regularly inspect vessels to assess whether they are seaworthy and whether any machinery onboard is safe for use. Experience within the Maritime sector and technical knowledge of the vessel is required to be successful in this career, as is an in-depth understanding of tides, navigation and the effects of weather conditions.

Roles and Responsibilities:

•The Ship or Boat Captain is responsible for the safe operation of their vessel and must ensure that it is operated and crewed according to both company and legal guidelines.

•You must investigate any damage to the vessel, personal injuries of crew and the environmental effects of the vessel; this includes monitoring any pollution and checking for oil spills around the vessel and at ports and harbors. As a Ship or Boat Captain health and safety is a priority.

•The Ship or Boat Captain is responsible for the interviewing and hiring of crewmembers and the allocation of living quarters and work shifts of all crew members.

•Must maintain all on-board equipment, including machinery, engines and safety equipment with regular inspection.

•The Ship or Boat Captain must navigate vessels using maps, radars and lights using electronic devices and the following of contour lines.

•Monitor daily progress of the vessel, observing speed, engine pressure and water depths, and signaling any passing ships is a key part of a Ship or Boat Captain's role.

•Must adhere to any budgets and the purchasing and loading of fuel, supplies, and equipment is your responsibility,

•The Ship or Boat Captain must also maintain full knowledge of the cargo carried by vessel and answer any queries from customs officials.

•The Ship or Boat Captain must conduct his crew in their tasks, monitoring the performance of license and unlicensed crew.


Education Experience:

•Must hold any qualifications associated with the operation of a vessel.

•Must hold Merchant Mariners Credential specifying tonnage qualifications

•Must be a licensed mariner with experience as a Port Captain, Cargo Planner or other Maritime experience.

•USCG issued master's license w/ radar endorsement and TOAR (Required)

•Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) (Required)