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Job Summary: Join our esteemed client's team as a Competence Assessment Captain, a role designed for evaluating and mentoring key deck officers in their manoeuvring capabilities. As a representative of our recruitment agency, we are collaborating with this industry-leading maritime organization to identify a professional who will play a pivotal role in assessing and training officers to meet the highest standards, preparing them to take on the responsibilities of a MASTER. This opportunity involves contributing to internal navigational audits and enhancing overall safety and compliance within the maritime operations.
The position will be rotational: 2 on 1 off Monthly.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct offshore evaluations of key officers during field operations.
  • Assess deck officers, Able Seamen, and trainees based on vessel type and specific requirements.
  • Evaluate general vessel status, including housekeeping and documentation compliance.
  • Make recommendations for deck officer upgrades, training, and promotions.
  • Collaborate with the QHSE department to provide input for training and safety observation meetings.
  • Maintain and update the Assessment register.
  • Plan and execute assessments for all crews as needed.
  • Perform Competence Assessment of Bridge personnel using the Ocean technology system training.
  • Log CBT assessment results in the crew training database.
  • Assist the vessel master and bridge crew in planning and mitigating gaps identified during assessments.
  • Ensure the implementation of Company best practices and compliance with SMS and applicable legislation.
  • Support the Vessel Master in understanding and implementing new and revised documents in the SMS.
  • Lead or assist in inspections and audits onboard Company vessels, including OVID, Internal ISM, On-Hire Survey, and more.
  • Contribute to the Master Professional Review process.
  • Regularly assess cadets and provide coaching to deck officers and Able Seamen on various improvement areas.
  • Provide expertise both onshore and offshore.
  • Conduct training sessions during maintenance phases and promote good housekeeping.
  • Prepare and brief crews before departure on sailing orders, transit guides, chart corrections, JSA, Risk assessment, PTW, etc.
  • Conduct sea trials of new vessels and after-maintenance jobs.
  • Inspect boats upon arrival at ports, brief crews on new procedures, NTM, new client requirements, and relevant topics.
  • Interact with clients offshore, explaining our client's approach to training and assessing crews.
Experience: The ideal candidate should have extensive navigation knowledge and a minimum of 10 years of work experience, with at least 5 years as a Captain of various offshore vessel types.


  • Certificate of competency as Master (Master Mariner preferable)
  • Electronic chart display information system training (ECDIS)
  • Bridge resource management training
  • Dynamic Positioning operators’ certificate (Unlimited)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications
Job Performance Measurements: Performance measurements will evolve based on the focus areas identified in the roles and responsibilities.
If you are excited to be part of this dynamic team, apply now through our agency and contribute to the excellence of our client's maritime operations.