Company: Hornbeck Offshore Skills: Captain / Master, Ships Mate / Officer Experience: 2 + Years Education: High School/Secondary Location: Covington, Georgia, United States Status: Active No location/work authorization restrictions found.
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The Master is designated by the Company as the person in command of each vessel and is
the legally appointed representative of the Company responsible for the vessel under existing
law. The Master is the senior manager on the vessel and shall be responsible for representing,
enforcing and preserving Company interests, policies and procedures to the crew, clients,
sub-contractors and duly authorized authorities.
The Master’s duties include, but are not limited to, the full implementation of the Company
Safety Management System (SMS), Code of Conduct, Company Policies and Company
Mission Statement. The Master may serve as the Officer in Charge of the Navigation Watch
(OICNW), and assigns other qualified officers as the OICNW. The Master ensures the safe
and efficient operation of the vessel including safe navigation and piloting of the vessel, the
seaworthiness of the vessel, the safety of the crew and persons in addition to crew, protection
of the environment, protection of the cargo or property of the charterer, vessel’s industrial
mission performance, mobilization and de-mobilization project management, charterer
relations, crew resource management, cost control, crew competency assessment, training,
and other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Company or that the Master recognizes
as essential to his/her responsibility.MASTER’S RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY
1. The Master has the overriding authority and the responsibility to make decisions with
respect to safety and pollution prevention and to request the Company’s assistance as may
2. The Master is responsible for implementing the safety and environmental protection
policies of the Company; motivating the crew in the observation of those policies; issuing
appropriate orders and instructions in a clear and simple manner; verifying specified
requirements of the SMS, Code of Conduct and Company policies are observed; and
periodically reviewing the Safety Management System and reporting its deficiencies to the
3. To ensure the safe operation of each ship and to provide a link between the Company and
those on board, the Company has designated a person or persons ashore having direct
access to the highest level of management. The Master (and all crew members) has been
provided contact information for the DPA and alternate DPA. The vessel Master has
responsibility to monitor the safety and pollution-prevention aspects of the operation of
their ship and to ensure that adequate resources and shore-based support are applied, as
required. Any deficiencies must be immediately reported to the Company DPA.
4. As directed by the Operations Manager, Operations Coordinator, Port Engineers, and/or
Executive Management of the Company, the Master has the authority under his/her
licensure to perform responsibilities aboard their vessel or when otherwise engaged in the
business of the Company in the capacity of a Master in a manner consistent with this job
5. Nothing in this job description, the SMS, Code of Conduct, or Company policies shall
reduce the Master’s authority in matters concerning vessel and personnel safety or the
protection of the environment.
6. The Master is responsible for maintaining flag state and Company required credentials
appropriate for their vessel, route, and industrial mission.ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP
1. The Master is accountable to the Director of Operations and/or Operations Manager and
shall report to the assigned Operations Coordinator for matters related to day-to-day
operational and vessel management issues.
2. The Master shall manage the balance of the vessel crew aboard his/her vessel.
3. The Master shall cooperate and work closely with flag state, port state and coastal state
officials; client representatives; Operations Coordinator; Chief Engineer; Chief Officer and
any other relevant personnel necessary for the safe and efficient operation of the vessel.QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The minimum qualifications and experience required for each Master are:
1. Possess all valid flag state (and coastal state, as applicable) credentials required by law for
service as Master on the route and class of vessel appointed to (examples: U.S. Merchant
Mariners Credential, TWIC Card, Medical Certificate, Radio Operator Licenses etc.). For this class/ tonnage vessel a 6000
2. A valid Driver’s License.
3. A valid Passport is highly preferred.
4. A valid unlimited DPO certificate from a recognized issuing authority is highly preferred.
Ability to read and write English, as well as render, understand, and react to commands
given in English.
5. Minimum two years’ experience on DP-2 class vessels of similar size, route and industrial mission in a position not lower than 1st Officer. Six months as Master is preferred.
Hitch may be a 28/14 day rotation (projected to be 243 days worked per year) or a 28/28 rotation (projected to be 183 days worked per year).
Quarterly Safety Incentive Bonus Opportunity