American Queen Steamboat Company - Memphis, TN

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Job Summary

The Master is the senior most leadership position onboard the vessel, and will be responsible for the safe operation of the vessel at all times. In addition, he/she will be accountable for the success and delivery of the mission of the vessel.

Essential Functions – the following are essential functions of the job but are not all-inclusive.
  • Oversee the smooth operation of the entire vessel with compliance to all Federal, State and Local laws and regulations
  • Implement the safety and environmental policy of GASC and motivate the crew in the execution of that policy, issue orders in a clear and concise manner and review safety and pollution prevention activities
  • Report defects and other matters with implications for safe operations or pollution risk
  • Appraise and coordinate onboard training requirements
  • Assign roles to senior officers with respect to the SMS
  • Review of onboard contingency plans and ship procedures and report any deficiencies to the Executive Vice President of Operations
  • Report non-conformities, accidents and injuries involving personnel or equipment and hazardous situations to Executive Vice President of Operations
  • Maintain security files and insure that all notification and reports are made in accordance with Vessel Security Plan
  • Responsible for the seaworthy condition of the vessel, ensuring the vessel is properly manned at all times, secured and ready for each voyage
  • Ensure Certificate of Inspection is always upheld and complies with all USCG navigation laws and regulations, compliance with F.D.A., CDC and other regulatory bodies affecting the vessel
  • Insures that hull penetrations or any structural deformations or cracks get his/her personal and immediate attention
  • Observe weather and river conditions closely at all times and take proper actions when necessary
  • Advise GASC of unusual delays and/or causes with revised ETA’s for the port of call
  • Report to GASC any repairs or maintenance involving navigation equipment that needs onshore assistance and/or coordination for repair
  • Advise GASC of any Reportable Marine Casualty as per (46 CFR 4.05)
  • Make routine visual inspections of vessel for purpose of maintaining vessel security, sanitation and general cleanliness on a daily basis and completes thorough weekly inspections, documenting inspection results
  • Personally plot or review all course lines noted on the appropriate chart. Such track lines shall have course noted above and distance noted below the line
  • Keep the Ship’s Official Log Book, requiring a thorough working knowledge of the applicable Flag State legislation and requirements
  • Document disciplinary cases, crew accidents and illnesses, etc.
  • Ensure that the navigational charts required for the itinerary and for planning are carried onboard
Minimum Requirements


Must possess FCC Marine Radio Operations license

Must possess Radar certification (endorsement necessary as per vessel)

Must possess USCG license which satisfies COI requirements of applicable vessel

Must possess all documentation and licenses as set forth by the USCG and company policies

Ability to give personnel sound instructions using leadership skills

High School Diploma or equivalent

Submit to and pass alcohol and drug tests as mandated by the policy of GASC.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

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