The Third Mate reports to and is directed by the Captain
and Chief Mate and has responsibility in assisting the
Informs Master of navigational, personnel, or
maintenance problems or casualties.
Informs Master and other mates of any navigational
equipment failure, maintenance items, needed supplies or
problems associated with navigational equipment.
Keeps engine room informed of any necessary
information for the safe operation of the vessel.
Assists in the evaluation of bridge personnel in watch
standing and other duties by providing input to Chief
Mate and Master.
Maintains safety, fire fighting, and lifeboat
equipment, and provides training in the use of this
Participates in two-way radio, computer or telephone
communications with other vessels, the crew, the radio
room operator, and other shore based personnel.
Have a comprehensive understanding of the DP
computer/control system in various modes of operation
Have a general knowledge of vessel’s work activities
Stands DP watch as directed.
Stands GMDSS watch as directed.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Holds and maintains a USCG and FlagState license of Third Mate, ocean, steam or
motor, unlimited tonnage with radar observer
Holds FCC and Flag State GMDSS license.
Holds currents STCW endorsements applicable to vessel
upon which he/she is serving.
Must have Nautical Institute Unlimited DP Operators
McDermott - 17 months ago