Chief Officer Work, Responsibilities and Salary

Chief Officer or Mate is just below the Captain position and is considered as head of Deck Department, just like 2nd Engineer for Engine Room. Being the responsible authority for Deck work, he or she has to make plan for everyday, assign work to the junior officers and Ratings. Let’s learn more below.

Chief Officer or Mate Work and Responsibilities

Day for Chief Officer starts from 4’oClock in the morning with his or her watch starting and ending at 8’o Clock. After that, they have to assign work to the other officers and ratings. On a whole we can say that, they have to make sure that, all the work on the Deck is done properly and also efficiently. Chief Officer is also called as Security Officer on Ship and Head Health Officer (Depending On Company). So, if ship is sailing in areas, where there is a threat to the security of the ship, they have to make sure that proper arrangement have been made to tackle that. Regular Checking of Stevedores and other people coming to the ship during port have to be done. Although Level of the security is given by the company security officer, its compliance is made sure by the Chief Officer only.
Chief Officer, Chief Mate
In the port, he might not do the watch, but will be there to monitor all the activities going on the ship. He or She will assist the captain in helping him or her with the agent and other documentation. Also, they will be in direct contact with agent of the company on that port. During the cargo operations, ballasting and de- ballasting is quite necessary and needs to be checked for maintaining the trim and stability of the vessel.
Drills are regular part of the ships life and are done to prepare people for real life situation. During Drills Chief Officer plays are very important role in checking that everything is going as per the drill and people are well trained to tackle same situation in a real life scenario.

Chief Officer or Mate Salary

Usually A chief mate will get a salary of around 7000-9000$ per month, depending upon his or her seniority in the company and other factors. As per the policy and rules of the company, it may happen that, you will get yearly incentives and appraisals also.

Chief Officer Promotion

After completing the necessary sea time to become Captain, Chief Officer will be into the Shoes of Captain. Now he or she has a totally different set of responsibility and being head of the ship, they need to be sound enough about their job.

You Might Like to Read These Posts Too:

Ashish S

Hi there! Well I am not a writer, just writes what can help people-that's it. Interested in listening from you. Loves to talk about gadget, music, nerdy stuff and witty substance in the talks. A Good respect in heart- for web.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Special Topics For You

Read these

Top Dirtiest Jobs on Ships You Will Avoid You must have seen the Dirty Job series on Discovery, but let’s have a look what is out there on our ships. Dirty Jobs on Ship Lets have a look at...
Sailors Doubts About NRI Status, Tax and Financial... Since we seafarers are entitled to NRI status, we should be aware of the financial liberties and limitations that we have as a NRI, what our law all...
Why Maritime Piracy Is a Good Thing for Shipping Get to know about the piracy in the shipping industry and have it actually been tackled or still growing. Let’s discuss about these queries in detai...
Ballast Water – Is it the necessary evil? My research work in the under grad program was on the eco friendly hotels, that’s what they were called way back in 1997. Early 21st century gave a gr...
Do’s And Don’ts When Joining Ship For The First Ti... Joining  ship for first time? Here are some of the do’s and don’ts that you need to take care while going there. You worked for years to get in to t...
Amazing Shipping Container Houses See how shipping container houses are build. The old containers are not discarded, in fact they are used for making houses and looks amazing. Shipp...
How to Become Cook on Ship Get to know about Ship Chief Cook Job, Ship Chief Cook Course, Ship Cook Salary, Ship Cook Job At Sea, Ship Cook Rank and other related information ...
Benefits of Taking Your Spouse or Wife On Ship So you have made your plan to take your wife with you on ship. Let’s read about what benefits you get while doing so. The best thing about ship lif...
error: Content is protected !!