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The Captain is in charge of the navigation, operation, management, care and safety of the vessel and its equipment.  The safety and well being of the crew as well as overall personnel management and safety and security of all other persons on board are the Captainís responsibility.  It is the duty of the Captain to keep him/herself fully informed of, and to adhere to, all U.S. and other relevant laws, regulations (Federal and state), and directives affecting the operation of the vessel.  In addition, the Captain shall acquaint him/herself fully with the regulations and local requirements of all ports visited.  The Captain shall not berth at any port until all laws have been complied with. Management skills  - Relating to close quarters navigation & managing other officers.  In-depth knowledge of passenger/vessel operations.  Experience in public speaking (Introduction given to passengers which includes safety announcements is a requirement of the job; performing marriages on board, etc.).  Maintain a rapport with the guests - customer service aspect is extremely important.  Captain is always accessible (directly or indirectly) to the guests along with the entire crew.



         Ensure all safety-related equipment is in good working order at all times.

         Maintain or oversee the proper use of deck, radio, engine & other logs that are required by Cruise West or regulatory agencies.

         Overall charge of vessel staff; fully utilizing supervisors in their respective departments; working with supervisors to maintain the highest levels of safety, esprit de corps and customer service.  Coach staff and work to train subordinates to the highest level.  Conduct performance evaluations for direct reports and review and sign others.

         Maintain close communication with the main office and satellite offices along vessel route.  Communication should always be consistent and done in a manner that builds company unity.

         Monitor vessel expenses & report any abnormal costs incurred.  Maintain close contact with Port Captain to ensure all cost controls are utilized.  Plan ahead to maximize efficiencies, thereby reducing expense.

         Provide for the accurate and timely submission of all administrative, operational, accounting, and accident reports in accordance with Company guidelines.



         Minimum education requires specialized or technical knowledge requiring formal training. 

        Minimum of 2 years as First Mate or Captain.  Additional 5 years in the Maritime industry - involved in shipboard operations.  Must hold at a minimum a Masterís license for 100-ton inland vessel.  Preference for a 500 ton Master/1600 ton Mate Coastal license.  "STCW 95" compliance required.

         Communication skills require the ability to provide or obtain basic types of factual information or explanations.

         Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate technical information.

         Quantitative skills require the ability to perform algebraic, trigonometric or geometric operations.

         Interpersonal skills require the ability to continually/frequently salvage relationships between others or to deal with extreme emotional reactions.

         Overall knowledge and skills requires the full working knowledge of a recognized discipline that includes a basic understanding of the principles and theory or a general understanding and knowledge of more than one related discipline.

         Responsible for planning and performing a wide variety of duties requiring independent action working toward general results; responsible for meeting different conditions, making decisions based on precedents and company policy. 



Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel. Must be physically able to work a typical 12- hour workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week, for 6 weeks at a time.  On any given day hours could be more or less.  The 6-week work period is the normal, but not necessarily fixed onboard schedule, and it is followed by a 2 to 3 week period off the vessel.  Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing and an irregular work schedule.  Mobility demands generally include occasional sitting and occasional standing.  Combination activities generally include handling of chemicals/chemical compounds such as cleaning agents. Sensory demands generally involve a computer terminal; telephone operation, microphone and PA systems. 

Physical demands generally include frequent bending, reaching, twisting, kneeling, pulling/pushing, grasping, and the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.  Physical demands also include individual handling of one to several different sized objects totaling up to 50 pounds in weight. Handling includes: the dynamic and momentary strenuous lifting and lowering of objects between the ground/deck level and a height of about 4 to 6 feet; continuously repeating these movements about once per minute continuously for up to 20 minutes; repetitive turning and twisting of the body while holding these objects, and passing or receiving them between people as frequently as every 10 seconds; and repeatedly carrying objects of similar weight a distance of up to 100 feet every one to two minutes for as long as 20 minutes without stopping.  Each of the above evolutions may be repeated several times in the course of handling ships stores.


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On Board A Ship, WA, US.
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