Staff Captain

BSM Cruise Services
Deck Jobs
Staff Captain
July 22, 2021

For our growing fleet, we are currently searching for a Staff Captain.

The responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Captain’s deputy and 2nd in command of the ship.
  • Senior Management Team member and Head of the Deck Department.
  • Bridge Resource Team member arrival, departures, critical conditions, etc
  • Ensure safe operation of the vessel at all times
  • Crew compliance with safe working practices
  • Safe navigation during watchkeeping
  • Safe and efficient cargo operations and documentation
  • Head of the Deck Department.
  • Member of the Ship Safety Committee
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Medical Department.
  • Designated Ship’s Security Officer
  • Public Health Monitoring
  • Deck maintenance planning, supervision and execution
  • Ship Handling (Manoeuvring, drifting, conning, docking)
  • In charge of all mooring operations
  • Safe and effective conduct of Tender Operations
  • Issue and enforcement of appropriate permits to work
  • Ship’s stress and stability, damage control calculations
  • Ballast management maintenance, notifications, exchange, operations supported by Environmental Officer
  • Tank maintenance supported by Compliance Officer
  • Efficient operation of the Key System supported by Chief Security
  • Deck Department Inventory Control supported by responsible Officers
  • Crew training and development
  • Crew appraisal process
  • Designated as the Company’s representative for Crew welfare
  • Discipline on board
  • Water Treatment Monitoring, Fresh water supply, quality, consumption, storage and facilities.
  • Onboard Emergency Coordination & Response (Central Command)
  • Safe launching of lifeboats and rescue boats
  • Speaking up if/when unsafe practices or conditions are identified
  • Garbage Management supported by Environmental Officer
  • Attend and contribute to Passenger Activities including dinner, gala, crew introduction, farewell, etc.
  • Report any Unsafe Conditions, Unsafe Acts, Accidents and/or Dangerous Occurrences to the Master with recommended corrective actions


  • National Certificate of Competency (Master Licence)
  • Strong leadership skills and previous cruise ship experience
  • Good command of German language


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