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A career at sea or a shorebased role? Find out more about the various career options in Maritime Singapore here.

MARINE SUPERINTENDENT

WHAT IT IS

The Marine Superintendent ensures the safe operations of ships and compliance to all international marine requirements. He/she assists in the implementation and upkeep of the Safety Management System and will be required to conduct regular ship inspections to ensure compliance to the statutory requirements. The Marine Superintendent also ensures compliance to the organisation’s risk management framework.

The Marine Superintendent is also responsible for conducting pre-vetting inspection onboard the ship and followup. He provides guidance to the Ship Captain/Master onboard for nautical matters and also conducts incident investigation onboard the ship. He promotes and develops a culture of continuous improvement in pursuit of organisational objectives.

Marine Superintendents and Senior Marine Superintendents earn a monthly salary of about $7,800 to $11,700 per month. Salary variation depends on the size of fleet managed and the type of vessels managed.

*Source: Data from industry surveys conducted by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The data reflects the indicative monthly basic pay and excludes fixed bonuses, variable bonuses, overtime pay and allowances. Actual salaries may differ due to market conditions and company/organisation policies.

WHAT IS REQUIRED

  • Certificate of Competency (CoC) (Deck Officer) Class 1
  • Good communication and people management skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Extensive knowledge of industry standards and compliance requirements

CAREER PROSPECTS

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"Navigational skills, shipboard management skills, seamanship, pollution prevention board, environmental protection and so on - all of these really help me now," shares Captain Wu.

Read more about his maritime journey here.

FIND OUT MORE

Singapore Polytechnic - CoC Class 1 & 2 Deck Officer
Ship Management Companies - Singapore Maritime Services Guide
Ship Owners and Operators - Singapore Maritime Services Guide
SkillsFuture - Skills Framework for Sea Transport

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