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Job Description

Under the supervision and mentorship of a Master Coxswain, the intern coxswain shall navigate the ferry across the designated channel in order to meet customers’ requirements that is, ferrying passengers, vehicles and goods across the channel in a scheduled time.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Key Responsibilities  Ascertain ability and soundness of the ferry through pre-sea checks;  Steer the vessel during un-berthing or mooring;  Pilot or navigate the ferry safely and efficiently across the channel and ensuring safety of passengers, crews, vehicles, bikes, handcarts, goods and equipment;  Log departure and arrivals of ferry journeys and incidents;  Communicate and respond to calls from Kenya Port Authority control tower among other stations, on the movement of inbound and out bound vessels;  Provide directions and instructions during emergencies; and  Disseminate relevant safety information, instructions and guidance to ferry users onboard through the Public Address System

Education + Experience

  1. Required qualifications  Must possess a Diploma in Nautical Science or equivalent from a recognized tertiary institution;  Bachelors in Nautical Science or equivalent from a recognized university will be an added advantage;  Possession of a Certificate of Competency as Master (Port Operations) or its equivalent will be an added advantage;  Possession of STCW will be an added advantage;  Must be a Kenyan citizen aged 24 years and below; and  Must have graduated from institutions of higher learning in the last (2) years