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This is an opportunity to be part of an international vessel operator in the Energy Industry.

The Master has overall command of the ship and the entire crew and is the Ship owner's representative onboard. The Master has the ultimate authority on all matters affecting safe navigation, the safety of the ship, her crew, her cargo and the environment.

The Master shall, at all times, take all necessary steps and precautions to prevent accidents, minimise the consequences that could affect the ship, her cargo and the environment, for this purpose the Master has all the necessary authority, on behalf of the Managers/Owners of the vessel.


The Master makes the ship and its services onboard available to the Charterer, who may be represented by a designated person onboard, normally the Offshore Manager. The Master to provide the Offshore Manager with all reasonable and lawful services within the safe operational capability of the ship and legal confines.


All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices.


All personnel are also expected to contribute to creating a culture of ethics and integrity within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to our Code of Conduct.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for safe navigation of the vessel whilst in transit, on location, berthing and unberthing in port and lawful, safe operation of the ship.
  • Overall responsibility for the safety (ISM Code) and security (ISPS Code) of the ship and all personnel onboard and to ensure that safety regulations and precautions are adhered to.
  • Responsible to provide the services of the ship and its crew to the Offshore Manager, and assist in the timely execution of projects.
  • Overall responsibility for conducting "Master's Review" in accordance with the ISM code.
  • Overall responsible, within their field of influence and authority, to the Vessel Superintendent, for ensuring that the ship's operational and investment costs are kept within approved budget.
  • Responsible for implementing the Company's policies and Safety Management System (SMS), motivating the crew in the observation of such policies, issuing appropriate orders and instructions in a clear and simple manner, verifying that the requirements of the SMS are complied with and reviewing the system and reporting any deficiencies.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all Flag State, Classification Society, International and Local Rules and Regulations which affect the Safe Navigation, Safety of Personnel on-board and efficient operation of the vessel.
  • Responsible for the overall management, planning, organisation and control of all vessel activities. Although the Master cannot delegate his responsibilities, Master should delegate certain duties to his/her management team in line with their specific job capsule description to ensure such responsibilities are fulfilled. As such, the Master shall ensure that planned maintenance and routines are in place and being adhered to for all on board equipment and systems, including safety equipment, engine and ancillary machinery, cranes and dynamic positioning systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all marine personnel onboard the vessel are in possession of the appropriate and in date qualifications and certification for their respective rank and for ensuring that all new personnel are provided with appropriate familiarisation and guidance on the vessels layout, procedures and safety systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring that annual appraisals are conducted for all marine personnel.
  • Responsible for ensuring that safety systems on board, inspections and permit-to-work systems are complied with.
  • Master to chair Vessel's Safety Committee meetings.
  • The Master is the primary link between the onboard management team and the onshore management. As such, the Vessel Master should ensure that the relevant shore personnel are kept advised regarding any issues that may affect the safe and efficient operational capabilities of the vessel.
  • Attend the Company annual offshore seminars


Key Requirements: 

      • STCW 95 (A-II/2) Certificate of Competency (Master Class I Unlimited) meeting legislative requirements of the Flag State
      • Experience of more than “7” years as independent watch keeping officer including “2” years as Chief Officer.
      • Experience on any similar types and size of vessel. For Example: Rigid Pipelay/ Heavy lift, Diving , Renewables & Heavy lifting , Construction / Vertical Flex-lay and Construction/ Horizontal Flex-lay .
      • New recruits to the Company should have a minimum of “1” year’s rank experience.
      • Recognised Seaman's discharge book
      • Full DP Operator's Certificate and experience in accordance with IMCA M 117
      • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing in accordance with STCW Code Table A-II/I
      • Fully conversant with Flag State Maritime Law / Legislation.
      • Fully conversant with ship's Safety Management System (Ref: ISM Code)
      • Hold at all times a valid seafarer medical fitness certificate and offshore survival certification suitable for geographical area of work


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