What Does the Deck Watchkeeping Officer Do on Board? | Ekol Shipping
  • Plans, leads and positions the voyage,
  • To perform a safe cruise shift,
  • To use Radar and ARPA devices duly and properly to maintain navigational safety,
  • To use ECDIS duly and properly to maintain navigational safety,
  • To respond to emergencies as per instructions,
  • Responding to danger signals at sea,
  • To properly use the standard IMO marine communication terms as well as written and spoken English,
  • To receive and send information through visual signs,
  • To be able to have the ship maneuvered safely,
  • To monitor the loading, stacking and tying of the load, to duly supervise and accompany during the cruise and unloading process,
  • To check the cargo areas, hatch covers and ballast tanks, to report the damages and defects to the relevant authorities,
  • Fulfilling the requirements to prevent pollution,
  • To take the necessary measures for the ship to navigate safely under various sea conditions,
  • To prevent fire on the ship, to provide the necessary controls and to properly fight the fire,
  • To be able to use the life saving equipment properly,
  • To perform the medical first aid application on board in accordance with the procedural steps,
  • To ensure that the ship complies with the rules specified in National and International conventions,
  • To contribute to leadership and teamwork with their own skills,

To contribute to the ship and personnel safety.

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