Vacancy: Assistant Marine Superintendent, V.Group, Limassol, Cyprus


Overall Purpose of The Job          

Be the marine resource to the Fleet Cell and contribute towards operating the vessels to the highest safety standards, in compliance with company and regulatory requirements, ensuring flawless service delivery to customers. Support the Fleet Cell throughout all fleet operations.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks   


Safety is our first priority and the Assistant Marine Superintendent has, in collaboration with the Fleet Manager, the authority and the accountability for taking necessary decisions that ensure constant safe operation and that everybody comes home safe and that we protect the environment.


Our Customers are our second priority after safety. The Marine Superintendent is responsible for delivery of marine management service to the Customer. Ensure the Customer fully benefits from the operational performance of their vessel.


Accountable for execution of duties including the maintenance of navigational standards by regular review of navigational practices and procedures and any improvements required for the ships assigned.

Monitor shipboard drug and alcohol testing.

Forming part of the office review team for safety critical work requiring office approval. Ensure the commercial operations of assigned vessels are conducted in a safe and effective manner.


Planning, arranging and monitoring the internal and external audits of the appropriate managed vessels.


Authorise selection process of Senior Officers for assigned Vessels.

Conduct Senior Officer Performance Appraisals in accordance with VMS procedures and play an active role in their personal development and competence management.


To assist and support the DPA and act as deputy DPA when required.

Build and maintain a professional and effective working relationship with senior ship staff to influence the development of a strong safety culture.

Collaborating with the fleet cell colleagues to formulate robust action plans to drive improvement in performance of office and customer KPIs.

Collect HSEQ statistical data of assigned vessels to support the CTD and Management Review processes.


Monitor the Health, Environmental & Quality aspects of the assigned Vessels.

Monitor all cargo activities such as cargo operations, tank cleaning / gas freeing and to comply with operational safety procedures and provide assistance / guidance where required for the ships assigned. Liaise with P&I for Cargo/Operations related matters. Ensure environmental standards and procedures are fully complied with.


Prepare ‘visitation’ plans to promote safety on assigned vessels and the development of a strong safety culture onboard.

Report issues

Ensure that any issues that affect, or may affect, the safety, environmental or operational performance of assigned vessels are reported to the Fleet Manager and escalated to the HSEQ Manager / DPA promptly.


To be an advocate of ShipSure and ensure it is properly utilised within the fleet cell. Support and assist colleagues where required and provide constructive feedback to aid continuous improvement of the system.

Risk Management

In liaison with other members of the fleet cell team, control and monitor the risk for assigned vessels and act as a member of the risk assessment team for shipboard procedures and operations.

Maintain records of accidents, incidents, near misses and non-conformance reports. Contribute fully to the investigations and ensure that investigations are carried out in accordance with the severity and response matrices within the VMS, and that appropriate corrective action is agreed upon and implemented in a timely manner.

Ensure that the Management team is immediately advised of any hazardous occurrence or high potential near miss likely to affect the Safety, environment and/or performance of the vessel.


Act as Company Security Officer (CSO) and plan ISPS audits for designated fleet/vessels within the required timescales. Monitor required reporting of entries into HRA/War risk areas and Armed Guards as required.

Third party inspection preparation

In conjunction with the Shipboard team prepare vessels for inspection/audit by PSC, Flag, Oil Major, CDI and similar bodies.

Drive positive outcomes of third party inspections on assigned vessels to ensure office and Group safety performance KPIs are met


Attend contingency drills and exercises held in the office so as to form part of an effective Emergency Response Team during a real time contingency.

Required Experience     


- Minimum qualification of Class 2 (1st Mate) certificate of competency and seagoing experience as a Chief Officer pursuant to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch- keeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, with experience as a senior shipboard officer and relevant ship type experience,


- Other formal education combined with practical senior level experience in ship management operations in a shipping company with relevant ship type experience, or;

- Qualifications from a tertiary institution recognized by the Administration or by the recognised organisation, within a relevant field of management, engineering or physical science with practical senior level experience in ship management operations in a shipping company with relevant ship type experience.


- Master’s Certificate of Competency (Class 1) with command experience.

- Good communication (oral and written) skills Good organisational and planning skills

- Good analytical and problem-solving skills

- Good interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and interact with people at all levels.

What can I expect in return?      

Group can offer you a market leading salary and benefits package, in addition to significant opportunities for career growth and personal development. This a great opportunity to join a true leader in the maritime sector - a company that has exciting plans for future growth.

Applications Close Date: 29 Oct 2021

Vacancy Nr: VN9362

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