Officer In Charge of Navigation Watch Job at Kenya Railways

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  • lays the vessel’s routes on chart and mans the chart plotter
  • Keeps a log of nautical publication and equipment and instruments;
  • Prepares and keeps custody of voyage reports;
  • Maintains log of the ship’s medical chest;
  • Keeps a log of all life-saving and fire-fighting appliances on board;
  • Operates lifeboat during rescue operations and while abandoning ship;
  • Keeps navigational watch at sea and at anchor;
  • Operates mooring station during berthing and unberthing of the vessel;
  • Liaise with the chief officer and other deck crew to work on cargo on board the ship.
  • Complies with safety management system procedures while onboard the ship.
  • Identifies and reports non-conformities and near misses/hazardous occurrences as per procedures defined within the safety management system.
  • Participates in preparation of the vessel for classification and statutory surveys.
  • Keeps watch of mails during offloading and loading of mails.
  • Implements quality management system procedures during ship operation.


  • Form four certificates with good grades in Mathematics and Physics
  • Hold a certificate of competency as per the vessel’s minimum safe manning certificate.
  • STCW ’95 as amended in 2010 compliant.
  • Hold a tanker familiarization certificate of proficiency
  • Conversant with operations and management if bridge navigational equipment
  • Served as a 3rd officer or a 2nd officer for not less than 6 months.
  • Knowledge of working with/on cargo, their care and ship stability

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