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Company Overview

River Advice AG (“River Advice”) is the leading independent manager of river passenger ships worldwide. We offers hundreds of career opportunities for those who seek to be a part of a professional company. At River Advice we place a high value on service and professionalism, ensuring that our clients and passengers feel like they are always receiving the best treatment. 

Duties / Responsibility

  • Independent management of the ship according to existing law and regulations
  • All tasks that are necessary for a safe command of the vessel
  • Water levels
  • Draught of the vessel
  • Weather
  • Heights of bridges
  • Ballast
  • When the ship is docked a guard has to be appointed according to law
  • Regular safety drills must be held with the nautical crew

Papers and Documents

  • Control of all papers that must be on board
  • Attestations
  • Certificates
  • Licences for technical equipment
  • Crane books
  • Maps
  • Police regulations
  • Keep a folder in the wheelhouse with all required papers
  • Ensure that all logs are kept (ship’s log, night auditor’s log, registers of service etc.)
  • All safety-relevant test seals
  • Keeping of a logbook (diary) - property of River Advice!
  • Oral and written reports of all incidents
  • In nautical and safety matters the Captain is the highest authority on board!
  • Always be friendly and courteous towards everybody, especially guests and crew

Required:

Languages: German, written and spoken, English, written and spoken

Training / School / Further Education: Completed vocational training, Valid master’s certificates

Work Experience: Several years of work experience in a similar position in the shipping industry

Personality profile character: Friendliness, good manners, honesty, independence and leadership ability, flexibility, organisational skills, loyalty, objectivity, good communication skills, stress-resistant and well groomed 

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