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Chief Mate-AHTS M/F

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General information


A market leader in offshore marine services, BOURBON offers the most demanding offshore energy operators a broad range of surface and subsea marine services for oil & gas fields and wind farms. These services rely on a modern & standardized fleet of 458 vessels and on the skills of more than 8,200 highly qualified professionals. Constantly striving for operational excellence, the group provides a local service for customers in the 44 countries in which it operates, guaranteeing the very highest standards of quality and safety. In 2019, BOURBON achieved adjusted revenues of over €720 million.  



Job type (offshore/onshore)


Position description

Job title

Chief Mate-AHTS M/F

Roles and responsibilities

The Chief Mate is directly responsible and accountable to the Master, and accepts the immediate orders and instructions issued by the Master.

Technical Competence:

  • Familiarize him/herself with all sections and parts of the company (QSMS) and all company policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Has whatever authority is delegated upon him by the Master.
  • Shall apply, follow and encourage Company policy and procedures in the performance of all tasks.
  • Shall perform and supervise as required, all deck related operations including the loading, stowage, securing and discharge of cargo items, towage and anchor handling equipment in accordance with all safe working practices and with regard to the Chief Officer’s and / or Master’s instructions and orders
  • Shall ensure that Company HSE policies and procedures are rigorously maintained with all deck related activities using all Safety Tools necessary.
  • Shall collate and monitor safety indices being monitored as per Ship Management Plan
  • Shall ensure occupational health and hygiene concerns onboard are identified and addressed
  • Shall assist in Incident Investigation (as applicable to the designated investigation level), follow-up and closure.
  • Shall stand his own watch duties as assigned by the Chief Officer.
  • Shall maintain and correct the vessel’s chart folios, publications and documentation as applicable.
  • Shall maintain the vessel’s medical locker, medical stores, pharmacy and / or all other medical and first aid equipment and stores as applicable and in compliance with company and flag state requirements and regulations.
  • Shall familiarize himself with the applicable details of the vessel’s emergency signals, stations and procedures.
  • Shall supervise and assist the Boatswain with the preparation readiness of the vessel’s Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) and any other similar ship’s craft.
  • Ensure that all work is undertaken in a safe and efficient manner at all times, with care to allow crew members sufficient time for rest periods in accordance with the STCW 95 Convention (Including the Manila Amendments) guidelines, for maintenance and for other essential tasks.

Operational Competence:

The Chief Mate is accountable to the master for:

  • Stand watch.
  • Supervise deck operation according to the Master’s orders.
  • Maintenance and correction of nautical charts and documentation.
  • Anchoring point monitoring
  • Maintenance of the DP system and DP log book
  • Maintenance and check of the GMDSS equipment, log book
  • Update crew list and STCW log list

The Chief Mate is accountable to the Master for:

  • Stand watch at anchorage or on deck during operations
  • Perform any other duties that the Chief Mate may assign to him


Qualifications, Skills and Experiences


  • Minimum of two (2) Ancho handling/towing/rig move operation
  • Must possess experience in tanker lifting/berthing
  • Minimum of 6months as Chief mate
  • Must possess STCW CHIEF MATE II/2 license,
  • Candidate must have DP Unlimited
  • Good understanding of English language,
  • Must be meet all Manilla 2010 STCW certificate requirements
  • Must be able to use Microsoft applications

Position localisation

Job location

Africa, Nigeria, Onne base

Candidate criteria

Licenses (seafearers only)

Chief Mate Unlimited (A-II/2)