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THIRD MATE


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Merchant Navy Rank "Third Mate" or 3rd Officer (3/O) belongs to the deck department of merchant ship and is responsible to the Master and C/O for:

  1. The maintenance of lifesaving equipment, including vessel lifeboats, to ensure that such equipment is kept at a constant state of readiness according to SOLAS requirements.
  2. The maintenance of all fire fighting appliances, including hoses, breathing apparatus and extinguishers. The 3/O ensures that such equipment is kept at a constant state of readiness according to SOLAS requirements.
  3. Reporting any deficiencies in lifesaving or fire fighting equipment which may affect safe vessel operations to the Chief Officer (C/O).
  4. Maintaining Lights, Shapes, Flags, Halyards and Sound Signalling Apparatus.
  5. Keeping a safe navigational watch as instructed by the Master.
  6. Taking charge of a mooring party.  
  7. Keeping a cargo/port watch as instructed by the Chief Officer.
  8. GMDSS Duties as assigned by Master.
  9. Any other duties as instructed by the Master.

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