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SHIP OPERATIONS OFFICER

WHAT IT IS

Ship Operations Officers lead the day-to-day operations of the ship, and ensures compliance with organisation procedures and industry regulations to ensure the safe operation of ships. He/She is the primary communications link with the Ship’s Master and is accountable for the monitoring of ship movements and cargo transfer operations. They also assist with the planning of cargo intakes, liaising with regulatory bodies, maintaining customer contact, and responding to problems that may arise in the course of executing shipping operations.

Ship Operations Officers earn a monthly salary of about $2,800 to $5,200 per month.

*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.

Vivian Yuan Operations Manager at Hafnia

Vivian Yuan gives us a glimpse into the 24/7 nature of her role as an Operations Manager in the maritime industry.

"It all comes down to time management. With only 24 hours a day, we have to prioritise, plan ahead and expect the unexpected."

Read more about her maritime journey here.

WHAT IS REQUIRED

  • A degree or diploma in any discipline, but preferably Maritime Studies or Business
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good commercial awareness of the shipping industry and the operations of a vessel

CAREER PROSPECTS

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