LCM Captain Job Vacancy at an Island in the British Indian Ocean Territory

Our Client requires to fill the following position for a new project in one of the Islands in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Position Title: LCM Captain

1 Position

Description of Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Handles and secures mooring and towing lines during berthing/unberthing of craft and part of LCM crew that performs the following, in conjunction with various craft operations:
    • Loading and off-loading of cargoes/supplies/dumpsters for delivery, from/to ships in the lagoon.
    • Deployment, repositioning, installation of HP fender backing boards, towing of HP fenders, submarine camels, sea cushion fenders and maintenance of NAVAID and fleet mooring buoys.
    • Retrieval/Deployment of submarine towed array sonar system (STASS) cable.
    • Assistance to Navy Underwater Construction Team (NUCT) or other diver inspection teams performing U/W inspection of buoys, piers and markers; and to divers conducting hull cleaning, inspection and U/W jobs for COMPSRON TWO ships.
    • MWR activities and chartered fishing trips, lagoon water sampling and special runs for VIP repatriations or MEDEVACs.
    • Installation/positioning/retrieval of oil booms for ships, fuel barges and small craft operations.
    • Operation of YOS Potable water barge, SWOB, YC-SLOPS and YC-CARGO barge.
    • Search and Rescue operation and waterborne oil spill response, mitigation and clean-up.
    • Emergency requirements and other boat service assistance required in the lagoon.
    • Fueling of craft in Small Boat Basin (SBB), removal of bilge oily water and cleaning of boat.
    • Dock and sea trials of LCMs, small boats and service crafts after repair/maintenance.
    • Mooring and unmooring of ships to/from Fleet Mooring Buoys and support to line handling of ships.
  • Performs assigned scheduled (PMS) maintenance requirements on boat and onboard equipment, iaw Navy’s 3-M System.
  • Participates in dock and sea trials of LCMs after repair/maintenance, ensuring boats are safe, operational and seaworthy.
  • Participates in monthly oil spill drill and quarterly oil spill training, and NSF-DG Annual Facility Response Training, accordingly.
  • Provides assistance to passengers in boarding and disembarking from craft and ensure that the boat captain is informed/advised of any situation/incidents accordingly.
  • Provides medical first aid assistance and renders CPR to passengers experiencing health or physical difficulties/injuries until the rescue or assistance arrives.
  • In the event the boat captain is physically incapacitated to perform his duties, incumbent operates the radio communication system and maintains constant communication to Port Control Tower reporting and receiving information/instructions, handles the boat safely and in seaworthy manner until the rescue or assistance arrives.
  • Perform duties as look-out to assist LCM Captain in the safe operation of LCM/Utility Boats, Rapid Response Skimmer (RRS) and other tasks required to support contract requirements of A-06.

Basic Job Qualifications: (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must speak, read and understand English language both orally and in writing.
  • Must complete the On-the-job Training (OJT) for LCM Deckhands, including oil spill training.
  • Must have knowledge in Boat Handling and Seamanship Skill, basic radio communications and use of firefighting equipment.
  • Must have knowledge in Medical First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Must pass 2nd Class Swimmer qualification level
  • Must pass the overseas medical screening and be in good health.

Job Specifications: Special Certifications or Training

  • Boat Handling and Seamanship Skill Training.
  • On-the-Job Training for LCM Deckhands.
  • First Aid/CPR certificate and 2nd Class Swimmer certificate.
  • Certified PQS 301 (Maintenance Personnel), Personnel Qualification Standard for Ship’s Maintenance and Material (3M) System.
  • NSF-DG Facility Response Training


  • High School graduate or its equivalent.
  • Attended formal education in maritime studies or equivalent training is preferred but not necessary.


  • Minimum of one (1) year experience aboard vessel as Deckhand.

Mandatory Requirement

  • Only candidates with valid passports are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants who meet the specifications to send their CV, to, and clearly indicating the position on the email subject line.

Salary is paid in dollars and the breakdown is as follows:

  • If one work for 40hours per week – $ 425.00 (Net Salary)
  • If one works for 48hours per week – $ 510.00 (Net Salary)

Other benefits include;

  • Free meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided.
  • Laundry facility – Available.
  • Overtime: Work in excess of 8 hours per day or work performed on a rest day and/or holiday, will be paid at the base salary rate.
  • Overtime: Work in excess of 8 hours per day or work performed on a rest day and/or holiday, will be paid at the base salary rate.

Please note these are being reviewed on rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For your application to be considered please adhere to the above instructions