Safety/security/medical department

Departments related to safety, security and medical needs onboard a ship offers a wide range of job opportunities for applicants. From the entry level position of seaman to the chief mate and from doctor to nurses, these three departments cover most of job positions on a merchant marine vessel.

SAFETY RELATED JOBS

Chief Mate

The chief mate/chief officer is also responsible for the safety and security of the ship, crew and cargo. Reporting directly to the captain of the ship, he provides training in areas such as safety, firefighting, search and rescue. Extensive experience with a minimum 5 to 8 years of experience in subordinate positions on board ships along with a maritime qualification is required for this position. This position has a possibility for promotion to the Captain.

Fluency in English language is a must. Salary ranges between US $5000-8000 per month.

Second & Third Officers

Both of these positions deal with the navigation as well as safety of the ship and crew. They are responsible for the maintenance of lifeboats and fire-fighting and signal equipment. Prior experience in subordinate positions on board ships and fluency in English is required.

Salary ranges between US $2500-4500 per month.

Safety Officer

Safety Officer is responsible for a range of tasks related to safety and security of the ship, crew and cargo. Previous experience of which minimum 1 to 2 years in subordinate positions onboard ships along with a diploma certification is required for this position. Fluency in English language is a must.

Salary ranges between US $2600-3200 per month.

Fireman

Fireman is responsible for maintenance and handling of firefighting equipment onboard the ship. A certification in firefighting along with some prior experience required for this position. Reasonable English skill is desired.

Salary ranges between US$ 1400-1800 per month.

MEDICAL JOBS

Doctor/Physician

He/she is responsible for the treatment of crew members. The position requires current license and extensive experience within primary care, trauma, internal, cardiac, and emergency medicine.  Diploma from an accredited medical school and fluency in English Language are must for this position.

Salary ranges between US $4500-6000 per month.

Registered Nurse

Ships hire 1-2 registered nurses with experience in handling accident and emergency cases, cardiac care, trauma, and internal medicine. Diploma from an accredited nursing school with a minimum of two years hospital experience required.  Good command in English Language is desired.

Salary ranges between US $2200-2900 per month.

SECUIRITY RELATED JOBS

Security Officer

Security Officer is responsible for the security of the ship, crew and cargo in the ocean as well as at the port. Prior similar experience and reasonable English skills are required for this position.

Salary ranges between US $ 2200-2700 per month.

Security Personnel

Security Personnel is responsible for the security of the ship, crew and cargo. Prior similar experience and reasonable English skills are required for this position. This position has a possibility for promotion to Security Officer.

Salary ranges between US $ 1500-1800 per month.

Seaman

Able Seaman works as a watchstander or a day worker, depending on the requirements of the ship. When the ship is not moving, he may be asked to perform security related watches. A Merchant Mariner's Document (MMD) is a must for this position. Reasonable English skill is desired.