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Volunteer Chief Officer Mercy Ships

8 May 2020

Summary:  In charge of the Deck Department, and responsible to the Master for the daily operation of the vessel with regard to the same.


Description: Accepting applications for Summer Shipyard in Canary Islands and Fall Field Service in Africa.


The maritime volunteers onboard our ships are a vital part to making it possible to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa. If you have spent your career on the sea and want to use those skills to make a positive change in the lives of others, our ships could be your next great adventure!


The Chief Officer volunteer position, part of the Deck department, will be located on the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ships. The preferred minimum commitment for this role is two years, though shorter commitments may also be considered. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than twelve months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program.


Are you interested in coming with your family? This position qualifies for a family cabin onboard! Please refer to the Family FAQs for more information.


Qualifications required:


Certificate of Competency in accordance with STCW A-II/2

Valid Crowd Management certificiate in accordance with STCW A-V/2-1

Valid Crisis Management and Human Behaviour certificate in accordance with STCW A-V/2-3

Valid Basic Training certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/1

Valid Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/2

Valid Advanced Fire Fighting certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/3

Valid Medical First Aid certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/4

Valid GMDSS Operator's license

Successful completion of ECDIS Type Specific - Manta Digital (obtained on board)

Certificate of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer in accordance with STCW A-VI/5 (preferred).

However, must have at least successfully completed Seafarers With Designated Security Duties in accordance with STCW A-VI/6-2.


Valid Malta Flag State Endorsement (can be obtained on board)

Valid I/9 Medical Certificate (can be obtained on board)

Ability to speak and understand English effectively

Shipyard Service estimated to start June 2020. Minimum duration to serve on board is two weeks, there is no maximum.** Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our technical recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at  Mention Maritime Executive as referral.

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Hi Jenna! I made a new design, and i wanted to show it to you.
It's quite clean and it's inspired from Bulkit.
Oh really??! I want to see that.
FYI it was done in less than a day.
Great to hear it. Just send me the PSD files so i can have a look at it.
And if you have a prototype, you can also send me the link to it.

Hey Jenna, what's up?
Iam coming to LA tomorrow. Interested in having lunch?
Hey mate, it's been a while. Sure I would love to.
Ok. Let's say i pick you up at 12:30 at work, works?
Yup, that works great.
And yeah, don't forget to bring some of my favourite cheese cake.
No worries

Hello Jenna, did you read my proposal?
Didn't hear from you since i sent it.
Hello Milly, Iam really sorry, Iam so busy recently, but i had the time to read it.
And what did you think about it?
Actually it's quite good, there might be some small changes but overall it's great.
I think that i can give it to my boss at this stage.
Crossing fingers then