Marine and Technical Departments on a Cruise Ship
Captain of a Cruise Ship
Captain is the incharge of the ship. All department heads including chief engineer report to the Captain. He is responsible for navigation, safety of ship, crew & passengers. He also oversees the management of all departments and ensures that the passengers are satisfied.
1. Cruise Ship Marine (Deck) Department
1.1 STAFF CAPTAIN
Staff captain is second in command. He is incharge of deck department. responsible for navigation, maintenance, safety and security.
1.2 CHIEF OFFICER
There may be one ot two chief officers onboard cruise ship. He is responsible for navigation, watchkeeping, training of deck officers & cadets. One of them will be bridge manager and other will be safety officer.
1.3 SECOND OFFICER
As the 2nd Officer, you will play an important role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of the vessel. At the Master’s discretion, you will occupy watches that are primarily during day and evening hours when senior bridge officers are normally accessible.
1.4 THIRD OFFICER
Navigational watch keeper; (Junior Officer of the Watch); Responsible for administrative, maintenance and training duties as directed by the Bridge Manager.
1.5 DECK CADETS
They are consideredc as trainee deck officers. They assist deck officers as instructed by bridge manager.
1.6 COMPLIANCE OFFICER
The Compliance Officer will manage and improve the shipboard injury prevention programs, OPP and USPH compliance. The Compliance Officer will also, establish a safe shipboard environment, while providing active monitoring and analysis for injury and outbreak related incidents on board the vessels.
Bosun is incharge of all deck ratings. He supervises maintenmance of the ship as instructed by Chief officer and staff captain. He also assists moorings on arrival and departure port ar while at anchor.
AB helsman steer the ship on arrival and departure, do watch keeping duties. AB deck do maintenance mostly on day duty.
1.9 DECK PETTY OFFICER
Deck petty officer is responsible for maintenance of life saving and fire fighting equipments.
2. Cruise Ship Engine Department
2.1 CHIEF ENGINEER
Chief Engineer is in charge of technical department. Staff chief engineer, head of electrical, hotel maintenance and HVAC departments report to Chief Engineer.
2.2 STAFF CHIEF ENGINEER
As the Staff Chief Engineer, you will serve as the Chief Engineer’s principal assistant in all matters regarding the operation, maintenance and administration of the Engineering Division. Under the direction of the Chief Engineer assigns, directs, and supervises the daily work and watch standing of the Engineers in the Department.
2.3 2ND ENGINEER
As the 2nd Engineer, you will play an important role in creating a safe working environment in the engine room by ensuring the safety, efficiency, and maintenance of machinery. In addition, you will also serve as an Engineer Watch Officer (EWO) in the Engine Control Room (ECR) as per S.T.C.W code.
2.4 3RD ENGINEER
As the 3rd Engineer, you will serve as the Junior Watch Keeper and work side by side with the 1st Engineer to assist with all aspects of technical operations and maintenance. Although this is an entry-level position, it is an important role that serves as a great learning opportunity.
2.5 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
As the Electrical Engineer, you will serve an important role in maintaining and repairing electrical installations as directed by the Chief Electrical Engineer.
2.6 CHIEF REFRIGERATION ENGINEER
The Chief Refrigeration Engineer is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of all HVAC/R equipment and spaces.
2.7 REFRIGERATION ENGINEER
The Refrigeration Engineer is an important role in ensuring the smooth operation of our ships. As the Refrigeration Engineer, you will be responsible for preparing and executing the required maintenance and operation of the HVAC and refrigeration systems under the direction of the Chief Refrigeration Engineer. This particular position is a floating par to allow exposure aboard vessel classes without a 1st Refrigeration Engineer par on board.
2.8 HOTEL MAINTENANCE MANAGER
As the Hotel Maintenance Manager, you will lead a team of skilled maintenance personnel to repair and maintain plumbing, recreational water features, galley & laundry equipment, in addition to interior décor such as floor & wall coverings, soft goods, and artistic elements of the resort. This role also requires the maintenance of technical systems within both the Hotel and Crew areas, as well as refurbishment of all public and crew spaces to the highest standard. You will be working closely with the Hotel Leadership team and reporting to the Chief Engineer and the Hotel Director.