Offshore Crew Officers

Offshore Captain/Master Full-Time

Offshore Captain/Master

The role and responsibilities of an offshore captain, also known as a ship captain or master, are extensive and critical for the safe and efficient operation of a vessel at sea. Here's an overview: 
1)     Overall Command: The captain holds ultimate responsibility for the safety, operation, and navigation of the vessel. They are in charge of all personnel on board and all activities related to the ship. 
2)     Navigation: The captain oversees navigation, charting the course, and ensuring the ship follows the designated route while avoiding hazards such as reefs, shoals, and other vessels. They use navigational instruments and charts to determine the ship's position and plot its course. 
3)     Safety: Safety is paramount for the captain. They ensure that all safety protocols and regulations are followed, including proper maintenance of safety equipment, conducting regular safety drills, and enforcing safety procedures in emergencies. 
4)     Communication: The captain is responsible for communication both within the ship and with external parties such as other vessels, port authorities, and maritime authorities. They maintain contact via radio, satellite communication, and other means. 
5)     Personnel Management: The captain manages the crew, including hiring, training, scheduling, and performance evaluations. They ensure that the crew is adequately trained in safety procedures and that their duties are carried out effectively. 
6)     Cargo Operations: If the vessel carries cargo, the captain oversees loading, stowing, and unloading operations to ensure that cargo is handled safely and efficiently. They may also be responsible for ensuring compliance with customs and other regulations. 
7)     Maintenance: The captain oversees the maintenance and repair of the vessel, ensuring that it remains in seaworthy condition at all times. This includes regular inspections, maintenance schedules, and overseeing repairs as needed. 
8)     Regulatory Compliance: The captain ensures that the vessel complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and international conventions, including those related to safety, environmental protection, and security. 
9)     Emergency Response: In the event of an emergency such as a collision, fire, or medical crisis, the captain takes charge of the situation, implementing emergency procedures and coordinating the response to ensure the safety of the vessel and its occupants. 
10)  Record-Keeping: The captain maintains detailed records of the ship's activities, including navigation logs, crew records, maintenance logs, and safety inspections. These records are essential for regulatory compliance and liability purposes. 
Overall, the offshore captain must possess strong leadership, decision-making, and communication skills, along with expert knowledge of navigation, seamanship, and maritime regulations. They must be capable of handling complex situations and making quick, effective decisions to ensure the safety and efficiency of the vessel and its crew. 

Minimum Qualifications/Certifications:
·        High level Diploma/CoC 
·        CoC Endorsement. 
·        STCW's 
·        Seafarers Medical 
·        Offshore Survival with HUET 

Salary is negotiable. 



  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-25
  • Tags Offshore Captain, Master, Chief Engineers
  • Applicant should send mail to
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