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Ships Captain Job Description

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Position Summary:

1) Commands ship to transport passengers, freight, and other cargo across oceans, bays, lakes, and in coastal waters.

2) Sets course of ship, using navigational aids, like charts, area plotting sheets, compass and sextant and orders crew worker at helm to steer ship.

3) Determines geographical position of ship, using loran or azimuths of celestial bodies.

4) Inspects ship to make sure that crew and passengers observe regulations pertaining to safety efficient operation of ship.

5) Coordinates activities of crewmembers responsible for signaling devices, like ships whistle, flashing lights, flags, and radio, to signal ships in vicinity.

6) Calculates landfall sighting of land , using electronic sounding devices following contour lines on chart.

7) Avoids reefs, outlying shoals, and other hazards to shipping, utilizing aids to navigation, like lights, lighthouses, and buoys.

8) Relinquishes command of ship to Pilot, Ship to guide ship through hazardous waters.

9) Signals Tugboat Captain to berth ship.

10) Coast Guard for steam, motor, or sail ship according to waters navigated tonnage of ship.

11) May be designated according to waters licensed to navigate as Master, Bays, Sounds, And Lakes ; Master, Coastal Waters ; Master, Great Lakes ; Master, Ocean ..

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