The Bosun is supervised by the Chief Officer to perform responsibilities as specified. On board Mega Yachts the bosun reports to the Chief Officer & 2nd Officer.

A bosun’s responsibilities are to perform bridge watches at sea, assist the 2nd Officer with the deck department operations & supervise the deck crew in the execution of deck operations & maintenance.

Responsibilities involved, (but not limited to):

  • In co-operation with the 2nd Officer, organise & run the deck department.
  • Assist the 2nd Officer in allocating daily work duties for deck crew & maintain a periodical maintenance schedule.
  • Assist the 2nd Officer in motivating, training, evaluation & direction.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the deck department’s areas & the tenders
  • Regular updating of the deck department computerised inventory.
  • Assist the Leading Hand with deck stores distribution & control.
  • Have an in depth knowledge of the paint systems & deck products used.
  • Have relevant knowledge of the relevant parts of the ship’s ISM Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Monitor the condition of the ship’s fire & safety equipment.
  • Familiarize him/herself to the ship’s emergency procedures, fire & safety equipment & in particular to own assigned duties.

Licenses requested

  • OOW
  • “Smaller” vessels a 200gt master/500gt mate certificate
  • STCW95 & ENG1